Seaside Mazda Shoppers Review The Mazda CX-5 Trim Levels
While compact crossovers are a popular segment today, most models aren’t particularly memorable. One compact crossover that’s sure to make a lasting impression is the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Buyers at the Seaside Mazda dealer tell us they like the CX-5 because of its high-quality build, class-leading handling and long list of advanced driver-assist technology features. On the outside, the CX-5 has plenty of curb appeal. As if that weren’t enough, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is also very fuel-efficient.
According to Seaside Mazda, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes in five trims, listed as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. We’ll explain the differences between the different models and see what each one offers.
Mazda CX-5 Sport
The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models employ a 2.5-liter, inline-four engine with cylinder deactivation technology. This engine produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of twist, and is teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard and buyers can select the optional all-wheel-drive system.
Standard features on the base Sport trim include 17-inch wheels, push-button ignition, LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 40/20/40-split reclining rear seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, an audio system with four speakers, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Safety technology features that come standard include low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation and blind spot monitoring.
The Mazda CX-5 Sport has an optional Sport i-Activsense package that features automatic windshield wipers, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic headlights, lane keeping assist and an upgraded forward collision warning and mitigation system that includes pedestrian detection.
Step up to the Touring trim and you’ll get the iActivsense safety suite standard. Other standard features include heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic wipers, rear climate vents, faux-leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, two extra speakers for the stereo system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two additional USB ports.
The available Touring Preferred package adds even more features, including an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, a power liftgate and a 10-speaker Bose premium stereo system.
The Grand Touring trim starts with the features of the Sport and Touring trims and adds 19-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, heated side mirrors, LED foglights, driver-seat memory, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, an upgraded driver information display, navigation and satellite radio.
There’s an available GT Premium package that adds more luxury to the Grand Touring trim, with power-folding mirrors, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer and a head-up display with traffic sign recognition.
Powering the CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates a hearty 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of twist with premium gasoline. With regular gasoline, this powerplant makes 227 hp. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. In addition to the more powerful engine, the Grand Touring Reserve comes with the Grand Touring’s available equipment as standard.
Sitting at the top of the lineup, the Signature trim takes luxury to another level, with standard wood trim accents, ambient cabin lighting, premium leather seats, a surround-view camera, and front and rear parking sensors.