The new 2016 Mazda CX-5 will represent one of the most handsome and attractive cars in its class. It will go through mild changes in exterior and interior.
Design of exterior
2016 Mazda CX-5 will appear with its unique and clean style with some nice refreshments and changes. It will go through midcycle refresh so it can compete with Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. Beside its attractive look, it will represent of one the best-handling crossovers. It will be lighter but made of high-strength steel. When it comes to exterior design, new 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be a combination of elegant style and sporty line. On the front end, it will feature new trapezoidal grille with horizontal strips. The headlamps will be revised and thinner and they will look very attractive. Both, rear and front lights will be equipped with LED technology. It will get 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. However, it will be also offered with 19-inch wheels. It will be available in three trim levels. Those are: Base Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.
2016 Mazda CX-5 interior design and technology
Inside, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be also redesigned and improved with new features and materials. The cabin will be made of soft touch plastics, aluminum, quality leather and cloth. The seating position will be almost perfect. It will provide enough head and legroom even for the passengers on the back. The seats will be comfortable and covered with leather. Automaker has added a sound insulation so the interior will be quieter than before. Safety will be on the highest level. Some of the safety features included are: anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control etc. It will also be equipped with telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, 7.0-inch infotainment screen, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, Sirius satellite radio and so on.
Engine and performance
2016 Mazda CX-5 will be powered with two engines. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It will be able to produce 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful engine will be a 2.5-liter with the output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The engines will be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. It will be offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be optional.
Release date and price
According to the latest rumors, we will see the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 on the market sometime in the end of 2015. As for the price, it is expected to be in a range from $22,000 to $25,000.