2018 Mazda Cx 5 Redesign, Price and Review

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After being on the market for little over four years, a new version of the CX-5 has been released a few days back at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is still based on their SkyActiv chassis but this time it has been revised heavily in order to improve the NVH levels. It seems that this has been Mazda’s largest worry for the new car. On top of that, the new car is 0.4 inches longer and 0.1 inches wider. This doesn’t really show when you look at it but more on that later. The new car is also more efficient and it gets a brand new engines as well.


The current Mazda CX5 is as attractive on the outside as it gets (same as Mazda 6), so there is very little room for additional tweaking. We expect only a touch of enhancements mostly on the front bumper. The new CX5 will probably have slightly sharper headlights, but should inherit the same front grille. Both head and rear lights will feature modern LED technology. We shouldn’t expect any changes in the dimensions over the current model. In accordance with this the new CX5 will be 178.7 inches long, 72.4 inches wide, 65.7 inches high, with a wheelbase width of 106.7 inches. The standard equipment will include 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels and a compact spare wheel as well. After the test mule was seen some of these predictions seem true enough. Regardless of this, you can see not much can be recognized because of the heavy camouflage.

2018 Mazda Cx 5 First Drive
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The look on the inside, again, won’t feature a major overhaul. List of standard safety equipment includes ESC, ABS, side impact beams, low tire pressure warning, airbags for driver and passengers, safety locks, etc. Entertainment features will include AM/FM radio, 4-speaker sound system, roof antenna, and Bluetooth connectivity. MP3 capability, USB audio input, LCD touchscreen with infotainment features and much more are also available.


The two old engines are still available on the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The base car gets a rather anemic 155 horsepower 2 liter naturally aspirated mill. Most people are going to get the 2.5 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which offers a more impressive 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. This gets 24 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway and it feels more alive than any of its rivals. While the basic engine can be had with a six speed manual, the more powerful version can be mated only to the six speed automatic.

Front and all wheel drive is available across the range as well. The big news for the 2017 model come in the form of an entirely new engine for the US market. This is the 2.2 liter turbocharged diesel which has been around in Europe for quite some time. It seems that the US model will provide close to 170 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately Mazda had to work with the US emission regulations. This means a urea injection system which needs to be filled once every few thousand miles.

2018 Mazda Cx 5 Price and Release date
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The ongoing generation of Mazda CX5 has just had a recent facelift. In accordance with this, the Japanese manufacturer won’t rush things too much. That’s why you shouldn’t look for the release of 2018 Mazda CX5 before the end of the year. They will be looking to sell the existing stock of CX5 before the launch of a new model. The more likeliest date is set somewhere at the beginning of 2018.

Another important aspect is the price. The figures that stand today won’t change for the upcoming model. At least not too much. The currently available CX5 starts at $22,675. At the other end premium version costs around $35,000. Despite the changes that come with new 2018 CX5 price will remain in this borders. Also the competitors (Honda CR-V, Chevy Equinox, Toyota Highlander) have the similar price.

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