Mazda CX-5 Signature Gets More Enthusiastic This Year

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Great specs are the hallmark of this small crossover SUV

There is a general increase in interest for small crossover SUVs. They’ve become a convenient, safe and versatile option while remaining pocket-friendly. In many cases, this class has practical and smooth-riding cars that will just do the job fairly enough.

The CX-5 meets most of the above characteristics. It is nicely styled both in the exterior and the interior, a factor that helps it to triumph over several rivals. It also presents as a more engaging and sporty car to drive, making it appealing to enthusiastic drivers who want some action on the road without compromising on luxury. The Honda CR-V is a close rival but could match the Mazda on several elements.

For 2020, Mazda has refurbished the Mazda just a little making it even finer. Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of driver-assistance features now comes as standard across the CX-5 lineup.

Features such as automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps are just some of the gifts that this system gifts the CX-5. The engine you pick for a CX-5 depends on the trim that you pick.

The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims ride with the assistance of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 hp, 186 lb-ft of torque. They make use of the front-wheel drive.

If you take matters a little higher to the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims, then you will get a more powerful turbocharged version of the same engine. This one pulls 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, or 250 hp and 320 lb-ft if fueled on premium gas. They have an all-wheel drive as standard. Both engines are attached to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Whereas there hasn’t been much change on CX-5 for 2020, the few tweaks will no doubt lift its standing. From the look of things, everything will only get better for this car, going forward.