Mazda CX-5 News

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5

    Will Mazda finally, after many years, put a new diesel vehicle on sale in the U.S.? If the announcement the automaker made today at the New York auto show is any indication, deliveries of the Mazda CX-5 diesel will start this summer. It’s been a long, long time since Mazda made the business case to bring a passenger-vehicle diesel to the U.S. market. That was in the early part of this decade—before the Volkswagen diesel crisis. After more than five years of delays Mazda announced today that it’s finally arriving: as the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD with Skyactiv-D 2.2...

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    Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating

    The Mazda CX-5 diesel took one step closer to production by receiving an EPA rating. Jalopnik made the find and reported the ratings on Wednesday. With front-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined. With all-wheel drive those numbers each drop by 1 mpg for...

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    Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

    The Mazda CX-5 diesel has been certified for sale in California, but still needs federal approval

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    Mazda CX-5 diesel: engine still MIA in compact crossover utility vehicle

    It's the mystery model, the all-but-legendary vehicle still just beyond reach, years after its maker first announced plans to offer diesel engines. Specifically, it's the diesel version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover utility vehicle, first revealed in 2016 and later announced as a 2018 model...

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    Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017, it says, in new CX-5 crossover (updated)

    The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is an entirely new design, Mazda says, although you might not see it at first glance. The small Japanese maker unveiled the new generation just four years after it launched the vehicle that now represents fully one-quarter of its global sales volume. But the...

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    2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

    These are the green cars debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, New York, May 2015

    The Mazda CX-5 has always been one of our favorite compact crossover utility vehicles, not only for its fuel efficiency but also for its capacious functionality and fun-to-drive nature. First launched as a 2013 model, the CX-5 has been lightly updated for 2016 with minor tweaks to styling, suspension, and featured equipment. We spent a long weekend with a top-of-the-line 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD model, putting more than 400 miles on it over four days. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mazda CX-5: full review Rated at 26 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway), the all-wheel-drive CX-5 with the...

  • 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2013
    2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

    While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines and transmissions. That's the path Mazda's taken, and it seems to be working. Two overachievers Almost two years ago, we...

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    2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

    Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and the 2014 Subaru Forester was the only one in the bunch to earn a "good" rating. The test in question is the "small overlap...

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    Mazda Diesel To Come First In Mazda6 Sedan Or CX-5 Crossover?

    Drivers in Europe have been reaping the benefits of a wide selection of diesel cars for years, but with the fuel set to become more popular in the U.S. too, many carmakers are expanding their range of diesel vehicles. Mazda is one of those carmakers, with the next generation Mazda6 and the 2013...

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    2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5: Crossover Comparison

    It's no surprise that crossovers are having such a surge in popularity right now. By offering the sort of chunky styling and high driving position that draws people to SUVs, with gas mileage and driving characteristics more in common with regular compact cars, they offer the best of both worlds for...

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    2013 Mazda CX-5 & 2012 Mazda3: Real-World Gas Mileage Boost From SkyActiv Engine

    The trend is clear: To get higher gas mileage, almost all new cars will have smaller, more efficient engines. Mazda says its new line of SkyActiv engines and transmissions, though, takes the carmaker to new heights of fuel efficiency. We recently tested two different Mazdas fitted with its...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5

    Automakers love to take automotive journalists somewhere exotic for the official launch of a new car, usually somewhere hot and sunny. So when Mazda announced its European launch of the 2013 CX-5 compact crossover SUV would take place in the rugged, rural landscape of Highland Scotland, we assumed it was to highlight its go-anywhere aspirations. But as noted yesterday, the rural location enabled Mazda to do something else: make fun of electric cars. Fake road signs “Fake road signs were planted on surrounding verges cautioning motorists about ‘EV drivers...

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    2013 Mazda CX-5 Configurator Microsite Goes Live

    Mazda has launched a microsite dedicated to its new CX-5 crossover.

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    Should Seuss’s Lorax Sell 2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover To Kids?

    Pester power, the advertising practice of using the nagging abilities of children to sell candy and toys is known and feared by most parents worldwide. But what happens when elementary school children are targeted by an automaker in order to pester their parents into taking a test drive? Enter...

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    2013 Mazda CX-5 Fuel Efficiency Is Lorax-Approved, Says Dr. Seuss

    For some time, Toyota has held the crown when it comes to bizarre -- and sometimes cute -- ad campaigns for its range of Prius hybrids. Now Mazda wants some of the cute green ad action. In its latest ad, Mazda proudly proclaims that its 2013 CX-5 compact crossover is Truffula Tree friendly, thanks...

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    2013 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV: EPA Figures In, 35 MPG Highway

    Crossover fans have been eager in anticipation of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover, and for good reason. Thanks to new SkyActiv engines, Mazda has been promising some pretty impressive fuel economy numbers. With EPA testing now complete, it appears even Mazda underestimated just how far the CX-5 will...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
    2013 Mazda CX-5 Kicks Compact Crossover Gas Mileage Higher

    Let's face it: If you want the best gas mileage in a compact or mid-size all-wheel drive crossover, you have to go hybrid. But hybrids are still more expensive than gasoline models by a few thousand dollars, and the majority of buyers prioritize price over those last few miles per gallon. So the...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

    Among the green cars making their debuts at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show this week is the 2012 Mazda CX-5. While it made its world debut back at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, we weren’t entirely sure what its specifications for the U.S. market would be. Now we do. Weighing in at under 3500 pounds, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover capable of producing 155 horsepower from its 2.0 liter, four cylinder Skyactiv-G engine -- the same engine in fact as used in the 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv. With what Mazda claims is the highest compression ratio engine for its class, the Mazda CX-5 is...

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