The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover vehicle that features the brand’s KODO design language. Ranking up one step higher than the CX-3, this vehicle will boast enhanced performance alongside changes in its exterior and interior design. Since, this SUV is on its mid-cycle refreshment, it we do expect it to become competent with other models like Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Mazda has stepped up their game in production because their previous sales figures were quite less than satisfactory in terms of prevailing demands.
2016 Mazda CX-5 – Exterior and Interior Design
For the upcoming model year, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will get a completely redesigned grille, front bumper and fog lights. Other changes have taken place in the form of LED equipped lights on both its front and rear ends alongside the slight loss of weight due to the use of aluminium and high-strength steel combination. Like always, Mazda has spent a great deal of time on how to modernize the car’s overall visuals to make it look aggressive in nature. There are very little information available about other changes, but we do expect to get to know them soon enough as we get nearer to its release date. Overall cabin features have improved slightly than its previous model as it now offers more space and modern technology equipment to suit the needs of people on board. There is an adjustable driver’s seat, passenger seats engulfed with the finest quality leather and more leg/headroom because of extra space left in its cabin. Even though we would have liked to see some more changes inside of this vehicle, the overall arrangement works quite well to get itself a passing grade. Mazda has always focused on including the best technical conveniences possible with their every possible release. To start off, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will have a great BOSE audio configuration, intelligent key system, dual-zone climate control, power sunroof and a host of other exciting features. To keep in sync with the modern demands, they will also likely feature Bluetooth and USB connectivity so as to integrate smartphones.
2016 Mazda CX-5 – Engine and Performance
According to sources, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will come equipped with two engine choices under its hood. The base model will feature a 2.0 litre direct injection Skyactiv engine that can produce a horsepower of 165 hp along with torque of 150 lb-ft. This engine will be paired with a 6-speed auto transmission unit with the benefit of opting for a manual shift mode. The Second variant will come with a 2.5 litre 4-cylinder direct injection unit that is found in top line GT model. Fuel economy rates have yet not been declared and we are waiting anxiously for it.
2016 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date and Price
We are sorry to disappoint again, but even the official price and date of release have not yet been released by the company. Based on information we gathered, we can speculate the 2016 Mazda CX-5 to hit the roads by the end of 2015, which is about the same time as the release of CX-3. Estimated price is $23,775 for its base model.