Competition in the segment of compact crossover is pretty tough, but 2020 Mazda CX-5 will definitely have a lot of things to offer. The current generation of this compact crossover has been around for about two years. So, we would normally expect no bigger changes for the next year. However, latest reports suggest with could see another update. As you probably know, the current model also received an update, in terms of a new turbo-four optional engine.
This time, the company will offer different kinds of changes, as it will focus on aesthetics. That could possibly mean a facelift, though we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. In any case, it looks some 2020 Mazda CX-5 changes will definitely come. Still, we don’t expect to see the new model much earlier than usual. It should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Changes
This may not be the 2020 Mazda CX-5 redesign, but there is definitely a fine amount of changes to come with the upcoming model. As we already mentioned, the recent update has a new optional engine. This time, we should see aesthetical changes. Details about the new model are still unavailable. Still, it looks like this will be a facelift, of course with the focus on the front end. However, we don’t expect to see some too radical changes, as the current model is not just fresh, but also probably the prettiest model in the class.
Other than exterior tweaks, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 should carry on with familiar design characteristics. This would mean pretty much the same mechanics and overall design. In practice, this means that the CX-5 doesn’t just look pretty, but also offers an amazing driving experience. Handling and dynamics are impressive, definitely the model’s hallmarks.
The styling of this crossover is impressive, but the interior design is equally amazing. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 change won’t affect the cabin too much. We count on the same, super-stylish cabin, which is characterized by hi-quality materials and upscale overall look.
Of course, there are some drawbacks as well. Most of them refer to the back half of the cabin, as the rear seats offer a little bit less legroom than an average compact SUV. Also, the cargo area is smaller than you would normally expect from a crossover of this size. You can count on around 30 cubic feet behind rear seats.
The list of standard feature is quite decent even in the most basic versions. Mazda offers standard tech features like 7-inch touch screen, HD Radio, voice command, Bluetooth, and two USB ports, but also only four speakers. Of course, things are much better in higher trims.
We will presume that you would be primarily interested in models with a more powerful turbo engine. This unit is standard in two higher trims in the offer.
The most popular choice will probably be the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve, which besides new engine also comes with a lot of additional equipment. Some of the highlights are adaptive headlights, LED foglights, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver seat memory functions, an upgraded driver information display, a navigation system etc. If you want to add a bit of a premium flavor, the top-range Signature model offers ambient cabin lighting, premium leather upholstery, wood accents and much more.
In this aspect, 2020 Mazda CX-5 changes probably won’t be numerous, as the current model is already well-equipped. Base models come with safety systems like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and low-speed automatic braking. In higher trims, you can also get more advanced systems, such as head-up display, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, full-speed automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and many more.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Engine
Things under the hood are about to remain the same. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 engine offer starts with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter gasoline engine, which is good for 187 horsepower. A turbocharged version of this engine has been introduced last year. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo will continue in the same way, with a max output of 227 hp, or full 250 hp if you pour premium fuel. Both versions are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine is definitely a better choice, as it returns around 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
Despite the potential changes, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 probably won’t come much earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year. The base price should go around 24.500 dollars.