2018 Mazda CX-5: More Equipment for the Mazda SUV
June 27 2018, Destination Mazda
The Mazda CX-5 was completely redesigned last year and was quickly recognized by the press, notably by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. AJAC awarded the CX-5 the title of Best SUV in its class that year. One of the few compact SUVs that's really fun to drive, the Mazda CX-5 also stands out in terms of versatility and fuel economy thanks to its SKYACTIV engines.
Plenty of Equipment in the 2018 Mazda CX-5
Before talking about the engines of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, let's talk about its versions and equipment, especially its standard equipment. Starting at $25,800, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most affordable compact SUVs in its class, but that does not mean it has less equipment. In fact, it's the opposite.
Indeed, the entry-level CX-5 offers a very complete equipment list that includes LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, an automatic braking system in the city designed to prevent accidents, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, a rear view camera, keyless entry, and a 7-inch centre screen with Mazda Connect infotainment system.
Two SKYACTIV Engines for the 2018 Mazda CX-5
As you can see, equipment is not lacking in the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Better still, Mazda's new compact SUV is also fuel efficient with its two SKYACTIV engines. The first, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. As a result, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 becomes one of the few SUVs in its class to offer this type of gearbox.
That said, the majority of buyers of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 will opt for the SKYACTIV 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine developing 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic and is very fuel-efficient.
Indeed, it offers an average fuel consumption rating of 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres in the city, and 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway when it is paired with all-wheel drive. In FWD versions, fuel consumption is even lower with an average of 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway.
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