2018 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive

Among the compact crossovers on the market, the Mazda CX-5 should rank among the most attractive. He has a more daring style and more sportsmanship in his makeup than many of his peers. This combination has served well so far, however, it is on the verge of becoming even more attractive the addition of a diesel engine early next year.

The exterior should continue with the same look as the redesigned 2017 model. This new version of Kodo’s design brings a lower and smoother hood; finer and stretched headlights; Front and rear tread 0.4 “wider; A studs that are pushed back by 1.4 inches; a three-dimensional grid; and a more rounded rear hatch.

Inside, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 will probably remain unchanged. This includes the new 2017 look, raised center console, improved visibility, two-position reclining rear seats and a new infotainment system with a repositioned 7 “center screen. The relatively spacious rear seat comes in at 39.6 inches from the legroom, and the cargo capacity is respectable at 30.9-59.6 cubic feet depending on whether the seats are folded or not.

A urea-injected version of the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engines turbocharged sequentially on the European Mazda market exclusively to the company’s existing six-speed automatic transmission. Revisions to the engine injector design and injection strategy will help 2.2 to exceed the 173 horsepower it produces in the rest of the world. Maneuverability and NVH will also be improved compared to this engine, which will reach 310 lb-ft of torque.

We expect the 2018 CX-5 to go into production in November 2017. We do not expect a significant price increase for this carryover model. For reference, the current CX-5 has an MSRP of $ 24,985 – $ 31,635.

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