Los Angeles 2014: 2016 Mazda CX-5 Unmasked

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
los angeles 2014 2016 mazda cx 5 unmasked

Completing the Mazda trifecta of the all-new CX-3 and refreshed Mazda6 comes the revised CX-5.

The 2016 update gives the crossover a face updated for the times, LED accents, 19-inch wheels, and nine colors from which to paint your world. As for the interior, higher-quality materials, improved NVH and seating, and more places to store all the things are now available, as well as an electronic parking brake to keep things in place.

Under the hood, two engines deliver the power to the front or all four wheels: a 2-liter four-pot, and a 2.5-liter variant that is expected to save the driver from spending more at the pump than necessary.

Finally, the cyborgs in your life can enjoy the automaker’s Mazda Connect infotainment system, as well as the i-Activsense safety suite, which makes driving a little easier with features like radar-based cruise control and smart braking.

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  • Redav Redav on Nov 20, 2014

    So, what are the nine colors? White, off-white, silver, silver 2, gray, dark gray, brownish gray, black, and red?

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    • Redav Redav on Nov 21, 2014

      @dtremit But that would give them two non-grayscale colors. Why would a car company do that? Maybe it's a blueish gray?

  • PJmacgee PJmacgee on Nov 20, 2014

    Why oh why doesn't Mazda provide a more powerful engine option for this and the 6 - diesel or turbo gas, something! The 2.5L in a fully loaded awd CX-5 felt totally gutless.

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    • Redav Redav on Nov 21, 2014

      You are asking why don't they offer an engine they don't have. 1. Diesel: Their diesel doesn't yet pass US emissions requirements while being an "upgrade" over the gas engine. 2. Turbo-4: They don't have one yet. Rumors are they will have one for the CX-9/Speed3 in the 2016-2017 time period. What you ask for, very few consumers actually buy. I believe the take rate on V6 in the prior 6 was only something like 5%. Mazda is making the correct business decision to get their product line filled/fleshed out before saturating the niches.

  • Tassos Is there any reason you could not put the ACTUAL 348 mile number in the TITLE of the damned article, so I would not need to read the whole thing to find out?
  • Tassos Honda is bleeding billions in order to keep this loser Acura alive.In the REST of the world, Identical vehicles to Acuras are just called HONDAS. Best example, the NSX! It was NEVER called an "acura" outside the US.
  • Cprescott Very expensive all terrain golf cart.
  • 56m65711446 ALL AEB systems should be tested using a SES executive from DoT as the test dummy.
  • TheMrFreeze Wife and I bought just bought new (to us) daily drivers...both have manual transmissions and neither has any kind of "new" safety nanny technology in it. By choice. That's how we roll.