The 2020 Mazda CX-5 ranks among today’s best small crossovers. It’s stylish, luxurious and fun to drive. For 2020, every new CX-5 now comes standard with Mazda’s i-Activsense safety technologies. When venturing off the beaten path, Tempe Mazda shoppers will appreciate this SUV’s all-new Off-Road Assist feature. Let’s take a look at what each trim level brings to the table.
Tempe Mazda owners love the base CX-5 Sport’s great value. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that generates 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. While front-wheel drive is standard, Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system is optional.
An impressive list of standard equipment makes the Sport trim a serious bang for the buck. Like the rest of the lineup, it receives LED headlights and dual exhaust finishers. Attractive 17-inch alloy wheels bolster the CX-5’s curb appeal. On the inside, you’ll be surrounded by great features. The Mazda Connect 7.0-inch touchscreen with voice activation is a big highlight. Other conveniences include push-button start, Bluetooth and two USB ports. More standard accident-avoidance features have arrived this year, including full-speed automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.
Drivers seeking a bit more luxury should consider the CX-5 Touring. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make integrating your smartphone easier, heated front seats will keep you warm on cold days. Your family will especially appreciate the Touring trim’s reclining rear seats. Some of the other upgraded features include dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery and keyless entry.
To give the CX-5 Grand Touring a more aggressive stance, Mazda equips it with a larger set of 19-inch alloy wheels. Adaptive LED headlights turn to provide better visibility around corners. If you’re a music fan, the Grand Touring trim’s 10-speaker Bose CenterPoint sound system will catch your attention. A power sunroof, leather seating and satellite radio are just a few of the other premium features.
In contrast to the lower trim levels, the CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve receives a more powerful 2.5-liter SkyActiv turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium gasoline and 227 hp and 310 lb-ft with regular. This engine is also connected to the six-speed automatic and gets standard all-wheel drive.
Upon stepping inside the CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve, you’ll notice its larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. Another big upgrade is Mazda’s Active Driving Display with traffic sign recognition, which projects your speed and other info onto the lower windshield. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats further elevate comfort. A heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer are also found on the Grand Touring Reserve Trim.
Atop the lineup sits the CX-5 Signature, which also comes equipped with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its cabin has an especially luxurious feel. Caturra Brown Nappa leather seating and genuine