Mazda CX-5 2018: More Equipment for the Mazda SUV
May 14 2018, Orillia Mazda
The Mazda CX-5 was completely redesigned last year and was recognized by news sources almost immediately. The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada awarded the CX-5 with the title “Best Small Utility Vehicle.” One of the few compact SUVs that's truly fun to drive, the Mazda CX-5 also stands out in terms of versatility and fuel economy thanks to its SKYACTIV engines.
Plenty of Features in the New Mazda CX-5
Before we start with the engines of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, let's talk about the different versions and equipment that comes with it. Offered at $25,800, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most affordable compact SUVs in its class, but that doesn’t mean less equipment. In reality, it's quite the opposite.
The entry-level CX-5 offers a complete list of equipment that includes LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, an automatic braking system in the city to avoid accidents, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a rear view camera, keyless entry, and a 7-inch centre screen with the Mazda Connect infotainment system.
Two SKYACTIV Engines for the 2018 Mazda CX-5
As you can see, there’s plenty of equipment in the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Better yet, Mazda's new compact SUV is also fuel-efficient with its two SKYACTIV engines. The first, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is one of the few SUVs in its class to offer this type of gearbox.
Having said that, most buyers will opt for the SKYACTIV 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic and happens to be extraordinarily fuel-efficient.
Indeed, it offers an average consumption of 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres in the city, and 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway when paired with all-wheel drive. In FWD models, consumption is even lower, with an average of 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway.
To learn more about the new Mazda CX-5 2018, contact us today at Orillia Mazda!