Launched for the first time at the Los Angeles International Auto Show last November, the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 had its first Canadian debut earlier this month at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
Launched for the first time at the Los Angeles International Auto Show last November, the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 had its first Canadian debut earlier this month at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. With new technologies and the introduction of a new engine, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 promises to offer even more to consumers.
Three engines for the new 2017 Mazda CX-5
The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be offered with a choice of two engines when it hits the market at the end of March while a brand new engine will be introduced at the end of the year.
The first two engines are already known to the public. Available starting at $ 24,900, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be powered by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine developing 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, while an optional 6-speed automatic transmission is also available. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 base will come standard with front-wheel drive while all-wheel drive will be optional on some versions and standard on the high-end variants.
Most versions of the new CX-5 will receive a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine developing 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be paired exclusively with the six-speed automatic transmission.
The fuel consumption data for the new Mazda CX-5 is not yet known, but it should be similar to, or better than, the current generation that is already very fuel-efficient.
The big news with the new 2017 CX-5, however, is undoubtedly the all-new 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel four-cylinder engine that arrives at the end of the year. Yes, Mazda will have a diesel engine in its lineup by the end of 2017. The specifications for this engine are not yet known, but Mazda promises that fuel consumption will be similar to that of a compact hybrid SUV, but with more power from the engine.
G-Vectoring Control technology introduced on the 2017 Mazda CX-5
The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be the second model to receive Mazda's exclusive G-Vectoring Control technology after the new Mazda3. This technology aims to improve both passenger comfort and vehicle stability by adjusting the engine’s torque according to steering wheel movements and vehicle speed.
Concretely, this means that at low speed, we feel less weight transfers and the occupants are more comfortable. On the highway, the steering wheel requires less corrections and the vehicle is easier to maintain in a straight line.
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