2019 Mazda CX-5 Overview

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature | Photo: Mazda

An overview of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 with our most recent articles, pros and cons, and a range of questions answered.


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is Mazda Canada’s second best-selling nameplate losing out to the Mazda3 in 2018 by just over 150 units. 2019 will without a doubt see the CX-5 become the number 1 selling Mazda product in the country.

One of the CX-5’s claims to fame is its superb Kodo design language which nearly makes the compact SUV look premium when compared to all of its competition in the segment. In fact, of all SUVs sold in Canada, the Mazda CX-5 landed in 6th position overall, which is quite an accomplishment.

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is motivated by a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 187-horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. New for 2019 is the addition of a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine the generates no less than 250-horsepower (227 or regular fuel) and a whopping 310 lb.-ft. of torque. This mill enables the CX-5 to be one of the most powerful and fastest in the category.

Another reason that attracts so many consumers to Mazda showrooms is how good to drive the vehicle is. It is without a doubt one of the most dynamic and engaging no matter the selected powertrain.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature | Photo: Mazda

2019 Mazda CX-5 Q&A

How Much is a Brand-New 2019 Mazda CX-5?

The new 2019 Mazda CX-5 GS starts at $27,850 equipped with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive adds an extra $2,000. The top-line CX-5 Signature retails for $40,950.


Where is the Mazda CX-5 Built?

There are four plants in all. There are two in Japan including one in Hiroshima, another in China and finally one Malaysia.


What kind of engine is available in the Mazda CX-5?

There is both a normally aspirated and a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine available. Both are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.


How many rows of seats in the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

All Mazda CX-5s offer two rows of seats and room for 5 passengers.


What is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 maximum towing capacity? 

The Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds no matter the selected engine.


Is the Mazda CX-5 reliable compared to its competition?

Mazda has a history of delivering generally reliable products. The Mazda CX-5 should follow this trend however we’re not as confident about the turbocharged mill. Time and volume will tell.


Is the Mazda CX-5 fuel-efficient compared to other compact SUVs?

It is fairly efficient overall. It places near the top of the segment. While the turbocharged engine option does increase fuel consumption, the ratings remain fairly reasonable.


Is the Mazda CX-5 spacious compared to other compact SUVs?

It is fairly spacious. In the segment, it is roughly average.


Which version has heated seats?

Every version of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 includes heated seats.


Which version have heated steering wheel?

The heated steering wheel becomes a standard feature from the GS trim which retails $30,750 with FWD.


Which version have leather seats?

Leather-covered seats are standard on the $37,450 GT and Signature trims. The GS includes leatherette-trimmed upholstery with Grand Lux Suede inserts.


Which version has automatic braking?

Every 2019 Mazda CX-5 features automatic braking known as Smart City Brake Support (SCBS).


Which version has blind spot monitoring?

All 2019 Mazda CX-5s offer blind spot monitoring.


Which version have ventilated seats?

Ventilated seats are included with both the GT and Signature trims.


Which version have adaptive cruise control?

The feature is not offered with the base FWD GX model. With optional AWD on the GX, it is part of Mazda’s i-Activesense package which is standard on all other versions.


Which version have lane departure warning?

It too is part of Mazda’s i-Activesense package.


Which versions have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all CX-5 models.

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