Next generation of the mid-size crossover is going to be launched with 2018 Mazda CX-5. Even under heavy camo, we can notice that Japanese carmaker is producing new SUV to fill the spot between compact CX-3 and big CX-9. Nevertheless CX-5 has been one of the best products and selling numbers confirm the statement. For upcoming model, many new features are prepared, as well as modifications under the hood and all around the vehicle. Crossover should offer comfort, excellent performance, and on top of that – affordable price.
2018 Mazda CX-5 redesign
From what we could see on spy photos, new 2018 Mazda CX-5 carries 5-point grille and redesigned headlights. These parts will probably placed over the new bumpers, but this is not all we expect from CX-5. Side was the same as on current vehicle on the spied prototype , but it doesn’t mean too much, since vehicle could be redesigned few times before its official appearance. Inside, crossover can take up to 5 passengers. There is enough space for legs and head for all of them, and ride is now more interesting with features and systems installed and updated from current SUV. New touch-screen display is to be placed on the dash.
2018 Mazda CX-5 performance
Highlight of the new 2018 Mazda CX-5 is going to be fuel economy. This crossover will be budget-saver with its estimated mileage of over 30 mpg on highway, and probably 28 or even 30 mpg in city. However, on the other side, it won’t deliver high-end numbers on performance. A 2.0-l four-cylinder is base unit, and it is supported with higher trims’ 2.5-l I-4 unit. Front wheel is default drive system. For more money, all drivers can get all-wheel drive for better traction, but decreased fuel economy. Manual transmission is also optional, with 6-speed automatic gearbox paired with all standard units.
2018 Mazda CX-5 competition and price
Main competitors 2018 Mazda CX-5 will have in Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue and Chevy Equinox. However, crossovers that come from Ford, GMC and Hyundai shouldn’t be forgotten. While release date is still unclear, new generation of the CX-5 crossover should cost as its predecessor, about $23,000.