Mazda will soon release their refreshed CX-5 compact crossover SUV. It will be sold as 2018 Mazda CX-5. Some of the biggest changes for future 2018 CX-5 is introduction of 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This means that new CX5 for 2018 will probably have much better fuel economy then previous version. Changes from 2017 version should carry over for 2018 as well. This includes revised front fascia with new nose and sharper grille, slimmer LED headlights, revised and repositioned front roof pillars, lowered roofline and revised rear doors. Inside the cabin, CX-5 got its 7-inch infotainment display repositioned from the center stack to the top of the dashboard. Mazda will again offer three different trim versions: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Latter will be equipped with letter upholstery, LED taillights, LED fog lights, rain sensors, active steering headlights, heated mirrors and 19-inch alloy wheels. Sport model will come with cruise control, rearview camera, Mazda Connect 7-inch infotainment display, pushbutton ignition and Smart City Brake Support. Last feature is actually autonomous emergency braking. CX-5 Touring equipment will include power driver’s seat, keyless entry, leather steering wheel, USB ports, auto leveling LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert.
2018 Mazda CX-5 engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Mazda CX-5 engine lineup should carry over from 2017 model, with addition of diesel powertrain. 2.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine will produce 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. New 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine should generate around 173 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It will also include Natural Sound Frequency Control and Natural Sound Smoother technologies. Both of these technologies were designed to reduce the knocking sound on the diesel engines. 6-speed automatic transmission will be mounted on both engines in this SUV. Mazda CX-5 SUV will offer both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. 2018 Mazda CX-5 fuel economy should carry over from the 2017 version. It will do 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, averaging 27 mpg for the FWD version and 23/29/26 mpg for the AWD model. 2018 CX-5 diesel duel economy will go up to 40 mpg on the highway.
2018 Mazda CX-5 release date and price review
2018 Mazda CX-5 price for the base Start trim with front-wheel drive is set at $25,300, while all-wheel drive version will sell for $26,600. Front-wheel drive Touring will be priced at $27,200, while all-wheel drive model will be $28,500. Top of the range CX-5 Grand Touring price is set at $30,600 for FWD model and $32,000 for AWD version. 2018 Mazda CX-5 release date should be determined by the end of 2017.