Mazda Tweaks 2020 CX-5 Crossover - Here's What Changed & What It Will Cost You
Mazda's CX-5 has proven a favorite of reviewers. Its features, content, and performance elevate this crossover above the mainstream class. For 2019, Mazda added the new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with class-leading torque (320 ft-lbs!). Mazda also added Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For 2020 Mazda is again making updates to keep customers interested.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Changes
Mazda has boosted the torque of its outstanding 2.5-liter turbocharged engine for 2020. Mazda also rates its CX-5 on two gasoline octanes. When used optionally with premium (93 octane) fuel the CX-5 delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and a robust 320 lb-ft of torque. That's up 10 lb-ft of torque over the outgoing model year. When filled with regular (87 octane) fuel the 2020 CX-5 with the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine generates 227 horsepower and 310 lb ft of torque, providing an exhilarating driving experience. By comparison, the Acura RDX offers 260 lb-ft of torque.
Further refinements to the CX-5 include a new Engine Harmonics Enhancer that enhances the CX-5 with a refined and powerful sound. Mazda also reports that the the CX-5s emission regulation has been improved to ULEV70. The 2020 CX-5 will also feature off-road traction assist. This replaces the traction control button and can potentially help the driver when adventuring on uneven terrain. Mazda says that when the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increase the brake force on the wheels without traction. This system transfers power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction and continue the drive.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Pricing
Mazda provided the following chart overviewing the prices for the 2020 CX-5 line. Please be sure to add in $1,045 for destination charges to each trim, and remember, Mazda dealers can mark these prices up or down at will and most charge an added documentation fee:
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