The new generation of Mazda’s popular SUV model, bringing a large number of changes and improvements compared to predecessors. The 2018 Mazda CX5 gets all the improvements that were expected at another model for 2017. It is now clear why the changes for 2017 MY missed.
Mazda CX5 2018 arrives with reduced weight, which causes greater fuel economy. Also, a new generation brings a revised exterior design of the vehicle. Finally, the new CX-5 crossover brings another bodywork version. It’s a version with three-row seat.
Production of the new model, the Japanese have entrusted the company’s plant in Hiroshima. This model should repeat the success of its predecessor, which sold more than 1.5 million copies.
2018 model has brought some changes in the appearance of the vehicle. Compared to the previous model, the external appearance of the new model has a new design outlines. The same design style is already applied at Mazda CX4 and 2018 Mazda CX9 models. Regardless of the new outlines, there is still a distinctive KODO design vocabulary.
The interior of the new model is improved and modified. In the foreground stands out new infotainment system. There are also upgraded driver assistance systems and modern safety systems and functions. All this is part of the new SKYACTIV II technology. With upgraded and modified systems and the quality of materials and workmanship of the interior was raised to a higher level. Also, the new version of the model with the highest level of software obtained from the interior Nappa leather.
CX-5 Three-Row Seat Version
The new generation gets the new version. 2018 Mazda CX-5 will offer a version with three rows of seats, at the end of 2017. Mazda has offered SUV with three rows of seats, in the form of CX-9 model. Therefore, this decision caused controversy whether such a move is necessary. However, Mazda wants to use extreme popularity CX-5 models and so further increase its sales.
Compared to the standard, 5-seat version, this version of the model is not very different visually. And the seven-seat version uses the same powertrain. As is the case with the standard model, and three-row CX-5 will be the first on the market of Japan, and then to some other markets.
In the range of powertrains, no revolutionary changes. 2018 Mazda CX5 comes with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV with 155 horsepower. Of course, there is a more powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine with 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque.
Versions of models with lower levels of equipment are available with FWD and 6-speed transmission, while versions with a higher level of equipment and offer AWD as an option. With all the above, the new Mazda CX-5 gets a new GVC’s system. GVC or G-Vectoring Control system limits the torque distribution. This will ensure the best grip on the wheels that need it.
2018 Mazda CX5 Price
The base version of the new model is available at a cost of about $ 23,000, while the top version reaches a price of about $ 35,000. Price is determined by the level of equipment, choice of engines, propulsion systems, as well as the markets where it is sold.