New Generation Mazda CX-5 Debuted in Los Angeles


At the motor show in Los Angeles, which opened on November 16, 2016, Mazda first exhibited for the world public compact CX-5 crossover of the second incarnation, the pre-premiere show of which took place just before the late evening as part of a closed event at the Hollywood Center Studio.

That’s just this “generation change” is more attracted only to a profound modernization: the SUV has not changed much technically, having only improved the platform and new modern gadgets, but it has seriously changed outwardly (retaining the recognizability of the image) and inside.

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Looks More Expensive

Externally, the Mazda CX-5 of the second generation looks like the older brother CX-9 – five-door SUV body is painted in the new reading of the design ideology “KODO – the soul of movement.” And I must say, the car looks brutal, but it’s beautiful and graceful.

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A ferocious front with a prickly gaze of headlamps merging with a five-sided radiator grille, a tightly-clad silhouette with expressive surfaces and vigorous outlines, frying the rear with energetic lanterns and two tracts of release in the bumper – from any angle the car is pleasing to the eye.

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The second release of the Mazda CX-5 is numbered in the rows of compact crossovers and extends 178.9 inches in length (without the frame for the license plate), of which 106.2 affects the wheelbase, and the width and height reaches 72.4″ and 66.5″ respectively. From the roadway the bottom of the car is separated by a 8.2″ gap.

Minimalism in Interior

The mood in the cabin of the SUV sets a visually light minimalistic torpedo, at the center of which a 7-inch multimedia center monitor sticks out, and on the driver’s side there is a stylish combination of instruments with two dials and a 4.6-inch information display “recessed” into deep wells and a beautiful multifunction steering wheel.

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The central console is decorated with symmetrical ventilation deflectors and a prominent console of the climate control, and the tunnel between the seats is given for the gear lever, keys for the handbrake and controller of the infotainment system. The interior of the SUV is tailored with the use of high-quality materials, and is properly built.

The interior of the five-door are equipped with comfortable front seats with the optimum filler, tight profile and a lot of adjustments. The rear sofa is clearly molded for two people, but promises them a comfortable placement and a solid stock of free space.

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The cargo compartment of the Mazda CX-5 of the 2nd generation has regular shapes and a decent volume of 17.8 cubic feet to the waist line. For a surcharge the fifth door can be equipped with a remote-controlled electric drive.


The power palette of the second generation Mazda CX-5 combines four-cylinder units familiar from the predecessor: under the hood of the crossover, there are naturally aspirated gasolineSkyactiv-G of 2.0 and 2.5 liters are installed with direct fuel injection, and a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel with a system Common Rail and turbocharger.

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True, their power ratings are not yet disclosed, and they may be slightly higher than on the previous model (on it engines develop from 150 to 192 horsepower and from 154 to 309 ft lb of torque). The gearboxes – 6-speed manual and 6-band automatic with a torque converter.

As before, the car can be equipped with a front-wheel drive transmission or an all-wheel drive i-Activ AWD, which prevents slipping of the front wheels and with the help of a multi-disk clutch (electronically controlled) throws traction on the rear axle.
  • Rich

    Wish the CX5 would have a remote power rear door opener option.

    • yesyoumay .

      Maybe as an option but personally I wouldn’t want to pay for it.

    • yeahimcool

      it’s not in the 2016 model year but hopefully they’ll offer it in the 2017 model year

  • yesyoumay .

    “Both powerplants have turbocharged versions” Turbo 2.5 L will be offered in CX5? What countries are you referring to? In the U.S. you can only get not turbo in both engines. If true here this is definitely a major change!

  • Opportunity Trends

    6-speed automatic and manual transmissions are offered. The manual option is only possible in the basic configuration, and the automatic transmission paired with petrol engines are equipped with a switch to a sport mode system.

  • SpeedRulz

    Still no power liftgate?

  • brklynmind

    Anyone in 2017 buying a manual transmission is obviously “into” cars/driving. I. E. Wouldnt want to get a stripped vehicle. Ignoring this makes Np sense. Offer a top of line manual and even make manual an extra cost option. Companies would sell more manuals and make money for their trouble. Can not figure out why this obvious reality is missed.

  • Soluman khalid

    CX-5 2017 when Pinzl in KSA Saudi Arab Kingdom or the Arabian Gulf Please reply and thank you

  • waterhoper

    This is Feb. 2017 all dealers only have 2016 in stock, tons of them , why ? Where are the 17’s , nobody wants a year old new car !!!! Mazda messed this up !!

  • Yvonne Cowell

    Yes where are the 2017

  • mike

    Will the 2017 cx-5 have memory seats as a option??

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.5
  • Features4.4
  • Fuel economy4.5

The updated version of the Mazda CX-5 is coming soon. We hope that it will get new features and retain an affordable price.

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