2019 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda CX-5 highlights

Customer rating


  • Enjoyable and engaging drive
  • Cabin feels stylish and premium
  • Powerful optional turbocharged engine
  • Quiet cabin, even at highway speeds


  • Lackluster acceleration from the base engine
  • Legroom and cargo space could be better

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 27 highway, 24 combined

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A compact SUV full of comfort and fun

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that stands out in such a crowded segment with its mix of versatility, eye-catching style, and quiet, comfortable ride. The latest model in the second generation (introduced in 2017), the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the car for all seasons. Need a daily driver that is endlessly fun to get into and drive every single morning? Check. Want something that can do all of the above with style and a premium upmarket interior? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 can check that box too. And for all those reasons and more, this is a car that should absolutely be at the top of your shopping list.

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What is new for the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

  • The CX-5 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature.
  • CX-5 trims have been upgraded with A/C Seat(s), Rear Seat Heaters, Heated Steering Wheel, Head Up Display, Parking Sensors, Turbo Charged Engine, Turbo Diesel Engine, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Touring trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2019 Mazda CX-5 trims

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  • The base trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, 40/20/40-split-folding and -reclining rear seats, a four-speaker sound system, and two USB ports for charging. The optional Sport i-Activsense package includes automatic headlights, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

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  • The i-Activsense package is standard on the Touring trim, which also features automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility, and two additional USB ports. An optional Touring Package adds features like a sunroof, power liftgate, and 10-speaker Bose® sound system.

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Grand Touring:

  • Includes all of the above features plus 19-inch wheels, leather seats, satellite radio, adaptive headlights and LED fog lights, and power-adjustable front seats. An optional GT Premium package includes power-folding mirrors, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats and mirrors.

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Grand Touring Reserve:


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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Mazda CX-5

1. Enjoyable driving experience

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The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the SUV that drives like a smaller, more conventional car. And that's great news for those looking to make the daily commute as fun and stress-free as possible. The ultra-nimble steering and suspension make tight city driving and parking an absolute breeze. And once you get out onto the open road, you can really unwind and enjoy what the CX-5 has to offer. SUV size and convenience married to the driving pleasure of a smaller car? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is proof that you can have both in one.

2. Eye-catching style

Mazda has always had a reputation for striking body styles, especially on its sports cars, like the MX-5. And despite being a compact SUV rather than a small sports car, the CX-5 follows a design philosophy akin to the latter. With a front very similar to the Mazda6 sedan, the CX-5 has genuine curb appeal and is the sort of car you'll find yourself turning around to look back at even after you've just stepped out of the driver seat. With its smooth road manners and fun handling, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 brings the panache and style of a much smaller, sportier car in a compact SUV package.

3. Upscale interior

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The 2019 Mazda CX-5 manages to bring an air of luxury to its interior. With a range of features and beautiful details, the CX-5 is the place to be. Even the base CX-5 has a premium feel to its interior, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth® compatibility, and USB ports as standard.

At the top end, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 includes two new trim levels that really pile on the luxury. The Grand Touring Reserve includes heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and side mirrors, and leather upholstery throughout. Right at the top of the range, the Signature trim adds premium leather upholstery, wood trim accents, and ambient lighting to the interior. For journeys long or short, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will make you and your passengers feel like VIPs every time you step inside.

4. Comfortable ride

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 doesn't just provide a fun driving experience, it gives you comfort and a smooth ride as well. The cabin is nice and quiet, and the standard six-speed automatic gearbox is very agreeable. Additionally, the automatic dual-zone climate control (standard on the Touring trim and higher), heated front and rear seats (standard on the Grand Touring Reserve trim and higher) and ventilated front seats (standard on the Grand Touring trim and higher) keep everyone in the cabin at just the right temperature and comfort level. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the compact SUV so pleasant to sit in, you may not want to get out again!

5. Great variety of engines

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available with three different engines, each one serving a unique purpose. The base 2.5L four-cylinder engine is a competent all-rounder, with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined on the 2019 model.

Meanwhile, if it's a bit more power you want, try the 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine—standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. 227 horsepower gives a gain of 40 horsepower over the standard 2.5L engine, and the 310 lb.-ft. of torque is a boost over that standard's 124 lb.-ft. Alternatively, if you would like a powertrain that couples fuel economy with the power of a turbocharged engine, there's the 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine available as an option on the Signature trim. Rated at 290 lb.-ft. of torque, it also manages an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined, with a strong 27 mpg in the city (2019 models).
For whatever balance of power and practicality you require, there's an engine for you in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 lineup.

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Mazda CX-9

The flagship SUV in the Mazda family, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is great if you have a lot of passengers to haul. All 2019 models are equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2019 2.5L Mazda CX-9 gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

There are four different trims to choose from on the 2019 Mazda CX-9: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. The top-level Signature trim offers Nappa-leather seating, a 360-degree surround-view monitor, and heated second-row seats. Like the CX-3, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is available in either front or all-wheel drive.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Mazda CX-5 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mazda CX-5 4th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Mazda CX-5 features and specs

Grand Touring 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41"/R 39.6"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 39"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica

  • Eternal Blue Mica

  • Jet Black Mica

  • Machine Gray Metallic

  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

  • Sonic Silver Metallic

  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

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