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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Comparison

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV that has surprised and delighted owners with its great ride and excellent handling. There aren’t many other vehicles in this class that automotive enthusiasts are glad to drive. Customers at dealers like the Phoenix Mazda dealership enjoy the CX-5’s attractive styling and its outstanding fuel efficiency.

The CX-5’s i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system increases traction, which is helpful when driving over snow, ice and wet roads. With excellent safety scores from the IIHS and NHTSA, you can rest assured the driver and passengers will be safe.

For 2019, the Mazda CX-5 gets some changes. We’ll examine the new features and discover what the 2019 Mazda CX-5 brings to the table compared with the 2018 model.

New Trim Levels

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 gets two new trims: The Grand Touring Reserve and the top-spec Signature. The new Signature trim takes the CX-5 into a new world of luxury, with an interior that features ambient cabin lighting, beautiful wood trim, deluxe Nappa leather, satin chrome accents and a black cloth headliner. Passengers will appreciate the comfort provided by the standard heated and ventilated seats. Music lovers will be excited by the crisp, clear sounds of the standard Bose audio system, which includes 10 speakers. The Signature trim also comes with Active Driving Display with Road Sign Recognition and a navigation system.

New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine

The base powerplant for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 carries over last year’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. For 2019, the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims get a new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates an impressive 250 hp and 310 lb.-ft. with premium gasoline, also connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine makes 227 hp with regular gasoline. All-wheel drive is standard, and front-wheel drive is optional.

New G-Vectoring Control Plus

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 featured G-Vectoring Control, a system that provided more traction during cornering. G-Vectoring Control varied the engine torque by controlling the vertical load on each axle. The 2019 CX-5 comes with Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which improves on the older system by adding a braking function that can lightly apply the brakes to an individual wheel.

New 360-Degree View Monitor with Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Mazda’s new 360-degree View Monitor displays your surroundings on the Mazda Connect infotainment screen using a camera system that provides coverage of the entire vehicle and displays multiple views. The 360-degree View Monitor system includes front and rear parking sensors to make parking easier. When maneuvering in tight spaces, the system sends an audible alert if the driver gets too close to objects.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The Mazda Connect system is standard on the 2018 and 2019 Mazda CX-5. For 2019, the Touring and higher trims get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.  

New Three-Year Subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring and higher trim levels come with three years of SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. SiriusXM Traffic features live traffic information, including accident locations, road construction and more. Sirius Travel Link includes SiriusXM Satellite Radio, fuel prices, sports scores, stocks and weather information.