2020 Mazda CX-5 comes commonplace with extra security tech
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 crossover is getting a $740 value bump over final yr’s mannequin—a rise which Mazda says is offset by new commonplace tools and different small updates.
On the core of the 2020 CX-5’s updates are a sequence of tweaks meant to enhance the compact crossover’s refinement. Mazda says its engineers have additional mitigated intrusive highway noise and lowered different undesirable NVH (specifically from the CX-5’s powertrain) to enhance the in-cabin expertise.
To justify its new $26,135 base value (together with a $1,045 vacation spot payment), Mazda has made the CX-5‘s superior security suite a part of its commonplace tools. This contains adaptive cruise management with cease/go performance, automated excessive beams, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning with lively lane management.
Turbocharged CX-5 fashions now get a bump in torque (up 10 pound-feet over the 2019 mannequin) and a brand new harmonics enhancer designed to scale back undesirable powertrain noise coming into the cabin. A brand new off-road mode has been added, which ought to enhance efficiency in low-traction conditions. Grand Touring fashions with both engine now have wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Mazda’s CX-5 is one in every of its best-selling fashions, and one in every of its most praised. Mazda has gone to nice lengths to maintain the CX-5 up-to-date since its 2017 redesign, together with the addition of its turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines. Due to different current enhancements, it additionally acquired a 2019 IIHS Prime Security Choose+ award.
Whereas a $740 value bump could seem massive, it is solely half as a lot as the rise utilized to the corporate’s bigger, three-row CX-9. Each acquired comparable updates for 2020, together with the powertrain tuning that improved the turbocharged engine’s torque output.