The CX-5 is a compact crossover which is manufactured by Mazda. The production of this model started in 2012 as 2013 model year that was after the production of CX-7 was stopped. It is the very first car introduced from Mazda to feature its KODO – Soul of Motion Design language. Also, it is first vehicle to feature Mazda’s complete Skyactiv Technology suite, with a lightweight, rigid platform, efficient engine and transmission. With 2018 Mazda CX-5, the auto manufacturing company seems to continue its tradition of staying up to date with latest technology and innovations.
2018 Mazda CX-5: Redesign Changes
Mazda is known to blend sporty elements into every model and same has been the case for CX-5 so far. So, you can expect something similar for upcoming model as well. Additionally, the company will be taking all latest trends into considerations. So, don’t be surprised if you see certain additions in upcoming model. Better driving dynamics are also expected along with latest technological features
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 will be featuring a fresh front fascia along with Mazda Link Interface. Exterior of 2018 model will be kind of delicate and comparatively gentler than previous model. The overall layout will remain futuristic, allowing it to stay ahead of other cars in its segment. Headlights will be redesigned to give it a bold new appearance.
Mazda gives a lot of priority to aerodynamic characteristics, as it is clear from their previous models. The upcoming CX-5 will not be any different in that regards. The body framework will be tuned to provide better aerodynamic capabilities.
Interior and Technologies
Interior of 2018 Mazda CX-5 is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to six passengers. It provides enough leg space and head space to every passenger. Entire interior has been given a luxurious feel with high quality leather finishes. The steering wheel features a multitasking button for added convenience. As far as technological features are concerned, exact details are not available but you can expect smartphone compatibility. It is a certainty latest features will be included with this model. Some of these features include:
- Collision warning system
- Air bags
- Traction control
- Parking Assistance and other driver convenience features
Engine Specification and Fuel Economy
It is too soon to predict anything about the engine specification of the 2018 CX-5. There are possibilities that it will be using the same engine as the 2017 model. Although there is no confirmation yet, there could probably be a 2.4-liter engine under its hood. This engine is capable of generating 184 HP along with 185 lb ft of torque. As far as fuel economy is concerned, an average mileage of 29 mpg is expected with front-wheel drive. The fuel economy will be slightly lower when equipped with all wheel drive.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is expected to release during the summer if 2018. It is expected to be unveiled before that and more details will be revealed then. It is estimated to have a price range of $28,000 to $30,000. Some of its main competitors include Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Nissan Juke and Toyota RAV4.