Tempe Mazda Shoppers Compare the 2018 Mazda CX-5 to the 2019 Mazda CX-5

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 remains one of today's hottest small crossovers. Its sporty driving dynamics and sleek styling excite customers at dealers like the Tempe area Mazda dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda in Mesa. Cutting-edge safety technologies elevate the CX-5's appeal. With the arrival of two new premium trims, you now have even more reason to choose the 2019 Mazda CX-5. While the new Grand Touring Select trim is loaded with luxurious appointments, genuine layered wood trim and Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats make the CX-5 Signature feel even more plush. Let's take a look at what else is new for 2019.

All-New Turbocharged Engine

Both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come standard with a 2.5-liter, SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that develops 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. Impressive fuel savings make this advanced engine great for the everyday grind.

To take the CX-5's performance to the next level, Mazda introduces a new turbocharged SKYACTIV-G engine. This boosted 2.5-liter engine is tuned to generate 227 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque on regular gas. However, the use of premium fuel ups its output to 250 horsepower. When taking the turbocharged CX-5 for a test drive, you'll immediately notice its stronger kick under the hood. An i-ACTIV AWD system will come standard with the new turbocharged engine, which is found on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models.

Updated G-Vectoring Control Plus System

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 was already one of the best-handling crossovers in the segment. However, you can expect the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to feel even more poised on the road. Mazda has equipped the 2019 CX-5 with a new G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which comes standard throughout the lineup. By applying light braking force to the outer wheel when cornering, G-Vectoring Control Plus is able to noticeably improve stability. You can now attack curves with an extra measure of confidence.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone Technologies

For 2019, the Mazda CX-5 will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support starting on the Touring trim. These technologies will make accessing your favorite mobile apps even easier. After linking to the MazdaConnect interface, many of your smartphone's functions will be displayed directly on the infotainment screen.

Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition

When equipped with the new Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 becomes an even safer vehicle. By projecting vital information such as your speed onto the windshield, the Active Driving Display helps keep your eyes on the road at all times. Meanwhile, Traffic Sign Recognition technology further enhances your awareness.

360-Degree View Monitor

Available on the range-topping Signature trim, the all-new 360-degree camera promises to make parking in tight spots less hectic. You'll have an unobstructed view of your entire surroundings. This feature will be especially helpful for the drivers who spend a lot of time crowded areas.

Ventilated Front Seats

If you're seeking an especially luxurious ride, check out the new CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models. These premium trims come standard with ventilated front seats. You definitely appreciate the additional coolness on hot days.