The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is one of the best compact crossovers you can buy at dealers like the Phoenix Mazda dealership. Long renowned for being a driver’s vehicle, the CX-5 pleases owners with its comfortable ride, sophisticated cabin and long list of safety and tech features. Drivers also like the CX-5’s tight steering and suspension.
The cabin is quiet, effectively isolating road and wind noise. Step inside and you’ll experience the upscale amenities that you’d expect to find on a more expensive vehicle. There’s ample room for both passengers and cargo.
For 2019, the Mazda CX-5 gets two new upper trim levels, the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature. Both models are equipped with a new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. The Touring and higher trims get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard equipment. See our comparison article of the 2019 CX-5 vs the 2018 CX-5 for a more detailed look at new features.
The automotive press is understandably impressed by the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “The 2019 Mazda CX-5 proves that not all compact-crossover SUVs are created equal. … But get behind the wheel and the CX-5 displays an extra talent that’s virtually nonexistent elsewhere in the class. The driving experience is engaging, not the chore that other contenders seem to be. There’s more: The styling would suit a luxury vehicle, the cabin is similarly upmarket, and fuel economy is remarkable. The CX-5 is a must-try.”
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Powering the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine features cylinder deactivation technology to increase fuel efficiency. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.*
The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims employ a new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 250 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, also paired with a six-speed automatic. This block gets standard all-wheel drive and returns 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway with four-wheel drive, and 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control Plus system takes the CX-5’s cornering abilities to the next level. Standard on all trims, this setup adds stability when cornering by gently braking an individual wheel as needed. The CX-5 is agile and can change direction with refinement. The 187-horsepower four-cylinder engine can accelerate briskly, and the new turbocharged unit adds even more power.
Mazda has long been dedicated to manufacturing safe family vehicles. Standard safety features for the 2019 CX-5 include blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, low-speed automatic braking and rear cross traffic alert. Options include full-speed automatic braking, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree parking camera, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, fog lights and a head-up display.
The IIHS gave the 2019 Mazda CX-5 its highest rating of Good in all crash tests and bestowed it with a Top Safety Pick+ rating for the sixth year in a row.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.