San Luis Obispo Mazda Drivers See The New 2020 Mazda CX-5 At Cardinale Mazda
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a small crossover that provides all the utility buyers expect from a vehicle in this popular segment. But the CX-5 provides something you won’t find in competing vehicles: a fun driving experience. The Mazda CX-5 offers nimble handling and steering that’s very responsive. The driver and passengers will appreciate its roomy, well-appointed cabin. The CX-5 also gets comes with the advanced safety features that San Luis Obispo Mazda shoppers demand.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is offered in five trim levels at the Mazda dealer near San Luis Obispo. The trims are listed as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring employ a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature get a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular gasoline and 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium. All-wheel drive is standard. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is very fuel-efficient, with EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway for the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with FWD.*
Automotive Review Praise
The automotive media gives the 2020 Mazda CX-5 high marks. CarBuzz wrote: “The second-generation CX-5 remains a brilliant combination of excellent driving dynamics and an upscale cabin feel, all at an affordable price. And, even though you'll have to aim for the top-end models if you want the best engine in the range, there's nothing to regret in buying any of the available variants. CarBuzz writers and editors unanimously fell in love with the CX-5 Signature we had on test - even those who prefer hot hatches and low-slung sports cars.”
Standard features for the base Sport trim include 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED headlights with automatic high-beams, dual exhaust outlets with a chrome finish, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, driver’s-side height-adjustable black cloth-covered seats, an electronic parking brake, push-button engine start, remote keyless entry and floormats. The infotainment system comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, text-messaging delivery and reply, a four-speaker audio system, two USB ports and Bluetooth.
Standard safety features include Mazda’s Advanced Smart City Brake Support with lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and a rearview camera. Also standard is adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go.
At the top of the lineup, the Signature trim gets premium amenities that include genuine wood trim, Nappa leather, a 360-degree view camera, a navigation system, and front and rear parking sensors. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on the Touring trim and up.
The IIHS gave the 2020 Mazda CX-5 its top score of Good in all crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick+, its highest award. The NHTSA gave the 2020 CX-5 its highest marks of 5 stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 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.