Skip to main content

2020 Mazda CX-5

Research, photos, specs, and expertise

Mazda CX-5 highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 31 highway, 28 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


A stylish and exciting crossover SUV.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is the crossover SUV that makes everything from simple daily driving to long-haul adventures a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Are you looking for a compact crossover SUV that provides the driving pleasure of a smaller sedan with the size and practicality of a full-size SUV? The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a great pick for you. While we currently do not have many 2020 Mazda CX-5s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future.

All Mazda CX-5 years

New for 2020

  • The Sport trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

Explore Mazda CX-5 details

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 39.6"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 39"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Mazda CX-5

1. Overall enjoyable driving experience

Mazda is well known for its decades-long tradition of producing exciting cars to drive. And even as a crossover SUV, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 can make any journey that much more fun. Nimble steering is great for road holding and technical city driving, and the options of four-wheel drive and the turbocharged SKYACTIV-G engine producing 250 hp only adds to the fun. This is a car that you'll find yourself actively wanting to drive. Need to go and grab some groceries real quick? When you realize it's another chance to drive the 2020 Mazda CX-5, you'll be out the door and to the store in no time.

2. Plenty of standard features

Maxda CX-5: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a lot to offer on its packed feature list. And the best part? So many of these appealing features come standard. You can expect alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, auto on/off LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, and more—all available from standard on the base 2020 CX-5; that's without even getting into what is available on the advanced trim levels. The 2020 Mazda CX-5's ample feature list means you'll have a well-equipped SUV no matter which trim level you select.

3. Stylish inside and out

Maxda CX-5: Backseats | CarMax

Looks are subjective, of course, but the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a very attractive car. A crossover SUV with all the style, sleek lines, and presence of a smaller sedan, it's a family car you'll find yourself looking back at when you park and start walking away. And that continues inside; the interior of this car is a very pleasant place to be. Comfortable and with space to stretch out, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is the crossover SUV that has the luxury features you're looking for.

4. Good engine selection

Maxda CX-5: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 Mazda CX-5's two engine options keep things simple, and each one does its job very well. The standard 2.5L SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine is good for enhanced efficiency, especially in two-wheel-drive form where it can return an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined.

Should you require a bit more get-up-and-go, there's the 2.5L SKYACTIV-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine, available only on four-wheel-drive models and with a power output of 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, further helping to keep the choice simple. Increased efficiency, or a bit more power? The choice is yours—both engines are great picks.

5. An easy ride

Maxda CX-5: Front Seats | CarMax

As part of that extensive feature list, the Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-convenience features is now available from standard. That means even on the base model, you get convenience technology like lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with radar, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam control for the headlights. All of the above help make daily driving that little bit easier and give you enhanced peace of mind—and all of the above are standard on the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Mazda CX-5, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Mazda's enticingly sporty CX-3 is a fun option for shoppers seeking a subcompact crossover. Its high-line profile and slick interior will please your passengers. The CX-3 is not just a pretty face, however, and delivers some attractive fuel-sipping figures for 2017–2019 models. With the 2.0L four-cylinder engine, 2017–2019 front-wheel drive models achieve an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.

The CX-3 seats five passengers, across three trim levels, with the option of folding back the rear row for 44.5 cu ft of storage. Keep an eye out for these standard features across the 2017–2019 base Sport model:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface

  • 60/40-split folding rear seats

  • 16-inch alloy wheels

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • Rearview camera

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


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 1st out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.

View RepairPal's full rating of the Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda CX-5 trims



Grand Touring:

Grand Touring Reserve:


More about the 2020 Mazda CX-5

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica

  • Eternal Blue Mica

  • Jet Black Mica

  • Machine Gray Mica

  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

  • Sonic Silver Metallic

  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Interior details

  • Five seats, including 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats

  • 103.6 cubic feet of passenger volume

  • 30.9 cubic feet of cargo volume or 59.6 cubic feet with rear seats folded down

  • Front and rear cupholders

Related articles

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.

Unless otherwise noted, information related to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.