• 2018 Mazda CX-5: more equipment for Mazda’s compact SUV

    2018 Mazda CX-5: more equipment for Mazda’s compact SUV

    The Mazda CX-5 was completely redesigned last year and was quickly recognized by the automotive press, notably by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, which awarded the CX-5 the title of Best SUV in its class this year. One of the few compact SUVs that's really fun to drive, the Mazda CX-5 also stands out in terms of versatility and fuel economy thanks to its SKYACTIV engines.

    A lot of equipment in the new 2018 Mazda CX-5

    Before talking about the engines of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, let's talk about its versions and equipment, especially its entry-level equipment. Starting at $ 25,800, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most affordable compact SUVs in its class, but that does not mean it has less equipment. In reality, it's the opposite.

    Indeed, the entry-level CX-5 offers a very complete equipment list that includes LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, automatic city braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a rear view camera, keyless entry and a 7-inch center screen with Mazda Connect infotainment system.

    Two SKYACTIV engines for the 2018 Mazda CX-5

    As you can see, equipment is not lacking in the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Better still, Mazda's new compact SUV is also fuel efficient with its two SKYACTIV engines. The first, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. As a result, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 becomes one of the few SUVs in its class to offer this type of gearbox.

    That said, the majority of 2018 Mazda CX-5 buyers will opt for the SKYACTIV 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic and is very, very fuel-efficient.

    Indeed, it offers an average fuel consumption rating of 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway when it is paired with all-wheel drive. In front-wheel drive versions, fuel consumption is even lower with an average of 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

    To learn more about the new 2018 Mazda CX-5, contact us today at Morrey Mazda!

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