2013 Mazda CX-5 Starting At $20,695

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2013 mazda cx 5 starting at 20 695

The small crossover segment is heating up, with the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 squaring off as this year’s new entrants in an already crowded field. Starting at $20,695, the CX-5 will get class leading fuel economy numbers of 26/35 mpg thanks to the SKYACTIV 2.0L 4-cylinder engine – and a 6-speed manual gearbox.

A 6-speed automatic and AWD will set you back another $1,400 and $1,250 respectively. The Touring model costs $23,895 and $25,145 for FWD and AWD respectively while the Grand Touring runs $27,045 and $28,295 for the GT AWD. A Technology package, featuring items like in-dash TomTom navigation, pivoting HID headlights and rain-sensing wipers adds another $1,185 ($1,325 for the GT model, which also adds keyless entry) while a Bose stereo/moonroof package is $1,130. A destination charge of $795 is not included in the price.

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  • RyleyinSTL RyleyinSTL on Feb 06, 2012

    Stylistically I think they did well here. Miles better than most everything else in this class. That in it self is big. I think Mazda's choice to balance power with class leading fuel economy will pay off in the end when trying to sell these to the mass market. Under powered is a relative term, perhaps to American's might feel that way but the rest of the world will likely be okay with the numbers. Initial reviews claim the CX-5 to handle very well or at least as "well" as such a vehicle can. Sounds like winner to me.

  • Philosophil Philosophil on Feb 07, 2012

    The base model starts at $22,995 up here in the great white north (aka 'Canada') (and that's prior to Transportation and other costs). Base AWD with automatic starts at $27,690. It ain't cheap, that's for sure, but it seems to have a lot going for it. I hope Mazda has a winner with this. It looks like it has the potential to be a fine vehicle.

  • Tbhride Tbhride on Feb 07, 2012

    The Miata needs to have this front end put on it.... like yesterday!

  • Malloric Malloric on Feb 07, 2012

    I hope the diesel makes it here. Either way, I'll probably give it a look. The Mazda3 is just a little on the small side. I don't particularly care for the stilts, but you know what? If Mazda can package Mazda6 space and twice the cargo room (with seats still up) all in a car that's a foot shorter, then I don't really mind so much. I've never felt the Mazda3 w/ 2.3 really lacked for power, so that just becomes a question of what the bump in weight and drop in torque really costs. I'm not all that concerned with the lack of power/weight. At roughly 300 pounds heavier and with similar power, I don't think it'd be that bad. Even loaded up with closer to 800 pounds of extra weight beyond myself, my Mazda3 isn't terribly slow. If I drove fully loaded, especially if towing, at altitude it certainly would not be my choice, but for your normal Costco runs and road trips I think it would be fine..