2020 Mazda CX-5Change year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Excellent steering and handling
- Gas-pedal and transmission responsiveness
- Quiet cabin
- Adaptive cruise control works to a stop
- Interior materials
- Available USB charging ports in backseat
- Touchscreen locks when SUV is moving
- Less cargo room than competitors
- Backseat legroom
- Multimedia control knob tricky to use
Five-seat compact SUV
New standard active safety features
Front- or all-wheel drive
Turbo four-cylinder engine available
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
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What Is the 2020 Mazda CX-5?
The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV seats five and offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines: a 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder or an available 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder (the turbo engine’s output drops to 227 hp when running on regular gas instead of premium). Both engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission, and front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered. The CX-5 competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.
What’s New on the 2020 Mazda CX-5?
New standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and automatic high-beam headlights. Automatic headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers are also standard.
What Features in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Are Most Important?
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 40/20/40-split backseat, a 7-inch multimedia screen, air conditioning, Bluetooth streaming audio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and push-button start. Available luxury features include heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Nappa leather upholstery and wood trim.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: How Do They Compare?
The RAV4 was redesigned for 2019 and, like the CX-5, comes with a long list of standard active safety features. Eco-conscious shoppers may find more to like from Toyota, which sells a hybrid version of the RAV4 that gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined. The RAV4’s interior is roomier, but top trim levels of the CX-5 are more luxurious.
Should I Buy the 2020 Mazda CX-5?
The CX-5 delivers an above-average driving experience thanks to excellent steering and handling and a responsive powertrain. Its quiet interior and cabin materials are also noteworthy. Where it comes up short versus the competition is in overall interior space. The CX-5 is a strong entrant in the compact SUV class, but the competition is good, too, as we found in our 2019 Compact SUV Challenge.
Yes and it replaced a CX9.
It is so well styled, comfortable, peppy and an absolute joy to drive. With all of the features, I don't believe any other vehicle can outperform. Read full review
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Great Car, I have purchased three in the last 3 years and have been very happy with style, performance and value and the many options available. Read full review
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 currently has 0 recalls
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New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
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