2018/03/20 | SUV
2018 Mazda CX-5: Lots of Fun with the Bonus Economy
The Mazda CX-5 has created its niche in the compact SUV segment over the years by offering buyers a sport utility vehicle that is fun to drive, dynamic and with impressive handling, all paired with an economical engine. in fuel and a spacious and versatile interior space.
With the new 2018 Mazda CX-5, the result is an SUV that stands out on many levels, and which overall has very little competition. Indeed, compact SUVs that are fun to drive and sporty are quite rare. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is part of this select group.
Two impressive SKYACTIV engines in the 2018 Mazda CX-5
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is offered with a choice of two SKYACTIV engines that stands out for being particularly fuel efficient. The first engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that we find in the entry-level GX version and which is mated exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.
With this engine developing 156 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, you get some interesting performance, but it’s the fact that it can be mated to a manual transmission that really sets it apart. Indeed, there aren't many such gearboxes in the compact SUV segment.
In return, the majority of buyers will probably turn to the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine of the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The latter obviously has the SKYACTIV-G system and it develops a very interesting power of 187 horsepower and 186 lbs. -pi of torque. That said, this engine also offers a very attractive average fuel consumption of 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway when paired with all-wheel drive. In the front-wheel drive version, consumption is even lower with an average of 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers on the motorway.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on this engine which has proven its reliability over the years.
Three well-equipped versions in the 2018 Mazda CX-5
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers three versions, including the GX model, which starts at $ 25,800. This engine impresses with its amazing equipment list which includes LED headlights, 17-inch rims, blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring system, rear view camera, keyless entry and a screen. 7-inch central with Mazda Connect system.
To learn more about the new 2018 Mazda CX-5, contact us today at Mazda Chatel.