Mazda understands that it must constantly set the bar higher to stay competitive. That’s certainly evident in the 2020 Mazda CX-5, which continues to be a popular model at Phoenix area Mazda dealers. The CX-5 combines attractive looks, a luxurious interior and outstanding driving dynamics.
Unlike most of the humdrum vehicles in its class, the CX-5 is fun to drive. The CX-5’s engaging handling is assisted by Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system, which adjusts power delivery and shifts the vehicle’s weight when cornering. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 also comes with a long list of advanced safety equipment, and it receives exceptional safety scores.
According to the Mazda dealer near Phoenix, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 seats five and is offered in five trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels employ a 2.5-liter inline-four engine with cylinder deactivation technology. It puts out 187 horses and 186 lb-ft of torque and gets standard front-wheel drive. Powering the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature is a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four that’s good for 250 hp and 320 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is standard. Both engines are connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
As you would expect with any Mazda, the 2020 CX-5 is very fuel-efficient. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at up to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway for the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive.*
Consumer Reports wrote: “From the first few miles, it's abundantly clear that Mazda has worked wonders smoothing out the car's ride, to the point it’s now one of the most comfortable in its segment. It's supple and controlled, shrugging off bumps easily. And yet, point the CX-5 into a turn and it willingly follows the chosen path.”
CX-5 owners appreciate the sophisticated cabin that makes the CX-5 look and feel like a more expensive model. The top-spec Signature trim comes with power-adjustable front seats upholstered in premium leather. Anyone who must drive in cold weather will appreciate the available heated and ventilated seats and heated steering wheel.
Even the base Sport trim gets a long list of standard features, including push-button ignition, 40/20/40-split reclining rear seats, LED headlights, a four-speaker stereo system and a 7-inch touchscreen. Mazda’s i-Activsense is also standard. It includes an adaptive front-lighting system, automatic high-beam control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, a rearview camera system, lane departure warning, forward obstruction warning, Smart City Break Support and acceleration control.
We especially like Smart City Break Support. This feature can mitigate the results of a collision and may even prevent one. When the system senses an impending accident, it sounds an alert. If the driver fails to respond, it will apply the brakes. Smart City Great Support works at speeds up to 50 mph and comes with pedestrian detection.
Safety is an important consideration for anyone who is considering buying a new vehicle. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is very safe. The CX-5 received the highest score of Good by the IIHS in all crash tests. The agency also named the 2020 Mazda CX-5 a Top Safety Pick+. The NHTSA gave the CX-5 its top marks of five-out-of-five 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.