Salinas Car Dealers Like Cardinale Mazda Give 2019 The Mazda CX-5 A Quick Look
The world of compact crossovers is filled with capable, but unexciting compact crossovers. They’ll get you from point A to point B, but they offer little else to make today’s buyers stand up and take notice. One compact crossover rises above the competition: the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Seating five passengers, the 2019 CX-5 delivers everything you’d expect to find in rival SUVs, including high build quality, advanced safety equipment and dependability. But according to the car dealer near Salinas, the CX-5 has a trick up its sleeve, exciting driving dynamics that you just won’t find on other vehicles in its class. If that weren’t enough, the CX-5 also provides a sophisticated cabin, attractive exterior styling and excellent fuel economy.
Customers at the Salinas area auto dealership have been talking about the changes for 2019, particularly the new top-of-the-line trim level, called Signature. This model comes with luxurious amenities that include chrome, wood and leather touches, along with ambient lighting in the cabin. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available. The upper trim levels get a new engine, a 2.5-liter turbo-four, and the CX-5’s suspension and torque vectoring systems get improvements.
Automotive Review Praise
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has garnered accolades from automotive reviewers. Motor Trend wrote: “If you can live without best-in-class interior space and if acceleration is more important than driving a crossover that can hit 30 mpg, enjoy the CX-5 2.5T. Feel secure with its stellar safety scores, take pride in its stylish curves, and smile every time you can take advantage of its swift acceleration.”
Buyers can get the 2019 Mazda CX-5 in one of five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models employ a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder block that generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine comes with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Cylinder deactivation helps provide a boost in fuel economy.
The two upper trim levels are equipped with the new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This unit develops a hearty 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque when the owner uses premium gasoline. With regular fuel, this engine makes 227 hp. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. This block gets standard all-wheel drive, while front-wheel drive is available.
Mazda is adept at creating fuel-efficient engines, so it’s no surprise that both these engines get some great numbers. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway (FWD), and 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway (AWD).* The 2.5-liter turbo-four returns 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway (FWD), and 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway (AWD).
The Mazda CX-5’s G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) system is a step up from the G-Vectoring Control system from last year’s model. In addition to varying the engine torque by controlling the vertical load on each axle to improve grip when the vehicle is cornering, GVC Plus also utilizes a braking component.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.