The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine Upgrade
Over the last few years, the Mazda CX-5 has become one of the most popular mid-size SUVs on the market. While the CX-5 is a splendid vehicle as it stands, a little more power is never a bad thing. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is now at Rudolph Mazda of El Paso, TX has a surprise or two up its sleeve for prospective buyers. It’s all but official that a 2.5T engine is an option this year. Here’s what you can expect from the 2019 Mazda CX-5.
Engine and Transmission Specs
The big change we’re all giving praise to is the introduction of Mazda’s Skyactiv®-G 2.5T turbo inline-four as an option. Previously available to CX-9 buyers only, it produces an astounding 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The current non-turbo 2.5 L engine found in the 2018 CX-5 cranks out 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. As per usual, the 2019 CX-5 will come in four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. Each variant will be paired with Mazda’s latest Skyactiv®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.
Performance on the Open Road
With the addition of the 2.5T engine, the performance ceiling of the CX-5 will be raised substantially. For instance, a 2.5T-equipped CX-9 can hit 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds. With a maximum curb weight of 3,650 pounds, a 2.5T-powered CX-5 should reach 60 mph in under 7 seconds. Expect to see the 2019 CX-5’s braking distance hold steady at 180 feet. Fuel economy for a 2.5T CX-5 is about 23 mpg around town and 30 mpg on the highway*.
Exterior and Interior Styling
The 2019 CX-5 hasn’t undergone any major design changes and looks more or less identical to the 2018 iteration. It’s likely you’ll see wider LED headlights and a slightly tweaked trapezoidal grille on the front end. There will also be a new paint color option called Soul Red Crystal. Cloth upholstery and leather trim remain standard on the entry-level Sport version. Leather seats are available on higher trims like the Grand Touring. Interior color options include:
- Silk Beige
Safety and Infotainment Features
As far as driver-safety features go, the CX-5 comes with more than enough features to prevent collisions. For example, the Sport trim boasts:
- Smart City Brake Support
- Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Hill Launch Assist by default.
The Mazda Connect infotainment system is controlled on all trim levels by a 7-inch touchscreen display. Support for SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are options on higher trim levels. Every CX-5 comes with a pair of USB ports for charging mobile electronics.
Trim Offerings and Packages
Upgrading from the Sport trim to either the Touring or Grand Touring variants will add niceties like 19-inch alloys and heated front seats. The high-end Grand Touring edition comes with the full i-Activsense® safety suite. It’s possible that Mazda will add the Signature trim level found on the CX-9 to the CX-5. A Signature Mazda adds wood trim accents to the cabin and upgraded lighting to the exterior. A Preferred Equipment Package adds the Mazda Navigation System and a power liftgate to lower trim levels for $1,200.
Pricing and Release Dates
According to the most reliable information available, the 2019 CX-5 is slated to hit the streets at some point this November. A Sport CX-5 without the 2.5T will retail for about $26,000. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring CX-5 will probably sport an MSRP of roughly $30,000. Upgrading from front-wheel-drive to all-wheel-drive on any given trim will cost buyers a cool $1,300. Opting for a 2.5-liter turbo will likely bump up the price of any given CX-5 by at least $1,000.
Get Your 2019 CX-5 at Rudolph Mazda This Fall!
If you like what you see when you look at Mazda’s award-winning CX-5, there’s never been a better time to pick one up than now. El Paso Texas drivers can find a great deal on a 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Rudolph Mazda this November when the merchandise hits the lot. We’ll burn the midnight oil to ensure that you get the perfect CX-5 to complement your unique tastes and lifestyle requirements. We can also help you learn more about the Mazda CX-9 price, Mazda CX-30 specs, Mazda3 tire sizes, and more!
*EPA Estimates. Actual mileage will vary.