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Powerful new turbocharged engine availability; stylish exterior; strong set of safety features; full-featured audio and infotainment; excellent fuel economy ratings
The popular Mazda CX-5 returns for 2019 with a new optional turbocharged 2.5-liter engine borrowed from the CX-9, plus new Grand Touring Reserve and luxury Signature trim levels. The engine makes 250 horsepower on premium fuel (227 hp on regular) and is available in Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. The CX-5 features new dampers and front suspension geometry, plus Mazda's G-Vectoring Control Plus, which improves steering response by altering engine output to change the dynamics of the vehicle in corners. Finally, Apple CarPlay an Android Auto are now standard on all but the Sport trim.