Compact crossovers are very popular today. With so many models to choose from, Phoenix Mazda shoppers find themselves wondering which one is best. We heartily recommend the 2019 Mazda CX-5. This compact SUV seats five comfortably, handles better than rival SUVs, and comes with a long list of driver-assist equipment. There’s plenty of curb appeal here, and the CX-5 delivers exceptional fuel economy.
When you visit the Mazda dealer near Phoenix, you can order the 2019 CX-5 in one of five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. We’ll look at each trim and discover the different features and options you’ll get.
The Mazda CX-5 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are motivated by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, joined to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Cylinder deactivation technology helps this engine return outstanding fuel efficiency. This block comes with standard front-wheel drive, although buyers can choose the available all-wheel-drive system to add even more grip when driving on slippery road surfaces.
Standard features on the Sport include 17-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button ignition, LED headlights, manually adjustable front seats, 40/20/40-split rear seats that recline, a 7-inch touchscreen, a stereo system with four speakers, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Driver-assist features that come standard include low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, as well as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Even more safety features are available when you add the Sport i-Activsense package. It features lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers and lane keeping assist. This package also comes with upgraded forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection
Step up to the Touring trim and you’ll get the iActivsense package as standard equipment, plus automatic wipers, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate vents, faux-leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, keyless entry, two additional speakers for the stereo system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two more USB ports.
The optional Touring Preferred package brings a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 10-speaker Bose stereo system and a power liftgate.
The CX-5 Grand Touring trim starts with all the features found in the lower trims, plus 19-inch wheels, a power-adjustable passenger seat, leather upholstery, adaptive headlights, LED foglights, driver-seat memory, heated side mirrors, an upgraded driver information display, satellite radio and navigation.
Buyers who choose the optional GT Premium package get a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, power-folding mirrors, heated rear seats and a windshield wiper de-icer.
Those who opt for the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models get a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that’s good for 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft with premium fuel (227 hp with regular), paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine gets standard all-wheel drive. The Grand Touring Reserve trim comes with the Grand Touring’s available features.
The CX-5 Signature trim includes 19-inch wheels, ambient cabin lighting, rain-sensing wipers, LED lighting, premium leather seating, wood trim accents, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, adaptive cruise control, push-button start, proximity entry, a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, and the Bose audio system.