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Mazda CX-5 2019 vs 2018 Breakdown: What’s New & Upgraded

The compact SUV collections are far too often over looked by families. So many car buyers jump to the bigger options because they feel that’s what they’ll need. Buyers remorse sets in and, eventually, you’re left with a much larger vehicle than you can handle. That’s one of the reasons I recommend looking at compact SUV’s first. I raved about the 2018 Mazda CX-5 safety features, but see what’s new and upgraded with my Mazda CX-5 2019 vs 2018 breakdown. 

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Mazda CX-5 2019 vs 2018 Breakdown: Updated Features

If there’s one reason I always praise the Mazda brand, it’s their attention to safety. You can’t help but to feel some extra guidance by the safety features that their vehicles offer. You’re connected, but able to be hands-free, and there’s exterior sensors that are constantly assisting you as your drive. I always feel extra secure in a Mazda, whether it’s a road trip or around town. It’s no wonder the vehicle has a NHTSA five-star overall safety.

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Performance and efficiency make the Mazda CX-5 one of the highest rates compact SUV’s on the market, while the sleek style only adds to it’s attention. These are the best NEW features that have been added to the Mazda CX-5 2019 vs 2018. 

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

MazdaConnect comes standard on both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Mazda CX-5. However, Touring trims and up now benefit from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These popular technologies enable you to run many of your smartphone’s functions through the infotainment system. You’ll be able to easily make calls, respond to texts, and access your favorite music.

New 360° View Monitor with Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Parking in congested areas can be difficult in any SUV. This is why Mazda offers the 2019 CX-5 with a new 360-degree monitor with parking sensors. When squeezing in and out of tight spaces, you’ll greatly appreciate the enhanced sense of awareness.

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New 7-inch TFT Reconfigurable Gauge Cluster Display

A lot of drivers will be interested in the 2019 Mazda CX-5’s new TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster display. This feature puts a lot of important data directly in your line of sight. The settings can be easily changed to your liking.

All-New Signature Trim

Atop the 2019 Mazda CX-5 lineup sits an all-new Signature model. It’s the most luxurious version of the CX-5 to ever hit the market. Brown Nappa leather and layered wood trim give the cabin an especially upscale feel. A black cloth headliner further enhances the CX-5 Signature’s plush character. To give you the maximum comfort on the road, Mazda includes standard heated and ventilated seats. Some of the high-tech goodies include an Active Driving Display with Road Sign Recognition, a 10-speaker Bose sound system and navigation.

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New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine

Like the 2018 model, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 2.5-liter, SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine. Strong fuel economy and a peppy performance make it an excellent choice for the everyday grind. For 2019, Mazda introduces a new turbocharged SkyActiv-G engine into the lineup. It’s rated to develop a stronger 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. While you can safely use regular unleaded, premium fuel enables you to experience the maximum performance. This more potent engine is found on the new Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models.

Improved G-Vectoring Control System

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 was already among the best-handling crossovers in the segment. However, expect the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to deliver an even more agile performance. Mazda has updated the CX-5 by installing a new G-Vectoring Control Plus system. This change takes the CX-5’s driving dynamics to the next level.

 

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Audrey McClelland

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

GREAT review! I love reading car reviews because we're due to get another in a few months when our lease is up! Thanks for this thorough one!

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