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.
I really like this vehicle. It promises a lot and delivers what was promised. Ride and handling are above par. We really like the vented seats. The new cruise control is fantastic... Read full review
Great new car
Looked at Toyota Rav4 and this CX5. Both were good choices, the feature package and final cost made the Mazda come out on top. Note 0% for 60 months helped a lot also. We sold a 13 year old Mazda 3 ... Read full review
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 currently has 0 recalls
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New Car Program Benefits
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