The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV continues to be one of the best driving cars in its class, but also offer good safety ratings and fuel economy. This is the first update noticeable Mazda CX-5 has gotten since its debut in 2012 and affecting both the exterior and interior. The aggressive front grille adds metallic accents and lights have been rebuilt, as have the optional LED running lights. There is a new 19-inch wheel designs and new paint options and added customization.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior
The interior layout remain the same as with the center console changes that help to include the addition of a handle control that the power of the newly available infotainment system Mazda Connect, similar to what can be found in the Mazda3 and the new Miata. Mazda also says that they have added more sound insulation for 2016 to be resulting in a quieter in-room experience. Standard interior features include air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, push button start, 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a USB port. There are plenty of optional equipment in addition to the Mazda Connect, such as leather upholstery, navigation, HD radio, Bose surround sound system, and heated front seats.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Engine
Under the hood, things remain the same for both engine in CX-5’s carrying on. The pair of cylinder engines come from a family SKYACTIV Mazda’s powertrains. Base Sport trim models adds 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter-cylinder that makes 150 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a manual six-speed or six-speed automatic transmission (models with all-wheel drive and come only automatic). Both the Touring and Grand Touring trims use a more powerful engine debuted on the CX-5 in 2014. It is a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter-cylinder that makes 185 pounds-feet or torque and mated only 6-speed automatic.
Fuel economy is better and the manual transmission and the engine base, 26/35 mpg city / highway (26/32 mpg with the automatic). Stepping up the engine larger nets 25/32 mpg. All figures cited are models Transfer; for AWD models, subtract one mpg in both city and highway.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Safety
As of this writing, the 2016 CX-5 has not been crash tested but the 2015 model uses the same chassis and has the same features got a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and wait for the 2016 model of the same. Standard safety features adds six airbags, greenhouse brakes, and electronic stability program. Also available are the camera rearview blind spot warning system, lane departure warning, radar based adaptive cruise control, and Smart City Brake Support, which helps to prevent low-speed collisions by braking automatically 2016 Mazda CX-5.