One of the best selling cars in the US are the crossovers, and amongst them, the best selling crossover is definitely Mazda CX-5. That car has everything: well developed engine, elegant design of interior and slick and strong exterior. It is a long anticipated version of an older model and unlike other companies that use one old design over and over again, Mazda redesigned their older version and created completely new look of the car for the new year. This particular model is set to be released for the end of 2018. It is one of the best, if not the very best of its class.
The company even used a new version of steel, never before used in Mazda car industries, and by that Mazda became the very first car manufacturer to self develop automotive components using 1,800 MPa ultra high tensile steel, and implement them to the construction of a car. For start, they are going to use it for rear and front bumpers.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Interior
Inside, 2018 Mazda CX-5 looks even better than you can imagine. With standard offer, you get dual zone automatic climate control, 6.5 inch display for rear view and multimedia, and electric front seats. Additional interior options are going to be: panoramic roof, leather seats and satellite navigation. And the standard setup, of course, comes with dual front, side and full length side airbags. As for electronic control systems, there are traction control and stability control systems as well as automatic tire pressure monitoring system.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Exterior
First thing that always stands out, when we look at the car, and in fact, the first thing that we notice, is the exterior. When 2018 version of CX-5 is in mention, we can all be very satisfied. First thing that catches the eye is that beautiful grill with eagle like headlights. That sharp design even overshadows the interior by its curves Mazda used for this model. In addition to the 2014 model, this one has one more pair of taillights and the new set of wheels for high end customers.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Engine
Unlike its predecessors CX-5 has a 2.5L four cylinder engine. This engine provides more power with small difference in fuel consumption, when compared with the 2.0 L model which used to be this cars’ only driving power.
The base for this engine is 2L aspirated inline-4 which works just fine for 15 5 HP, and 150 lb-ft of torque. There are more powerful engines in this class but for fuel consumption (27 miles per gallon) this engine has no equals in its class.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Performance
This car capabilities are not bad at all. 2018 Mazda CX-5 can go from 0-60 MPH in 8.7 seconds and achieve maximum of 118 MPH. 2.5L engine is also available, with 184 HP. Actually that version is better because it provides better performance with a small difference in fuel consumption (approximately 26 MPG), depending on the type of the transmission you choose.
Standard version comes with front wheel drive and a 6 speed manual transmission, and 2.5L with either front wheel drive or all wheel drive, with 6 speed automatic transmission.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Price and Release Date
Price is the only problem here, because by its minimum it places itself to the middle class with 23,000 US dollars and goes to the maximum of 27,000 dollars. But even with about 26,000 you can already buy bigger and, in most cases, better crossovers for that money. The release has been scheduled for the middle of the year in the U.S.A and Japan, but the rest of the world has to wait even more, at least until the end of the year.