The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is considered to be the best compact crossover SUV. This new model will be slightly changed, and mostly it would be cosmetic things. There are three trim levels of new Mazda CX-5: Touring, Grand Touring and Sport.
Powertrains remain the same, so we will have 2.0- liter Skyacativ I-4 that produces 155 horsepower and 2.5-liter Skyacativ, the optional powertrain, making 184 horsepower. This Skyactiv technology delivers great level of safety performance and comfort while driving. The vehicle has 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions, and that also remains unchanged except that the automatic one receives new an upgrade for 2016.
The first thing that is changed about Mazda are “eye-like “headlights. We will probably see exactly the same design cue on future vehicles, because these lighting elements look like ones previously seen on the global Mazda 2. Grille area of Mazda is also significantly changed. Mesh pattern that is previously used is replaced by horizontal slats. The front and rear fascia of the vehicle are also improved.The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with revised taillights.
Probably the greatest aesthetic change of Mazda definitely took place inside the cabin, because it is completely revised and redesigned. It features new seven-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system. Users will be able to access functions like internet connection, updates of social media, and certain apps including Pandora streaming radio and Stitcher by pairing the touchscreen-and-knob operated system with smartphone using Bluetooth.The 2016 Mazda Cx-5 gained redesigned seats as well. Now the rear seats get longer cushions, and the front ones are more comfortable and supportive. Electrical parking brake switch was replaced by parking brake lever. Revised sound attenuation cuts noise even up to 10% comparing to its predecessor.
To ensure safety, new CX-5 gets i-Activesense technology with Smart Brake Support and Mazda Radar Cruise Control as well. Smart Brake Support keeps safety distance between Mazda and the vehicle in front, and automatically applies the brakes and reduces the engine output in case collision is inevitable. Experts in Mazda constantly pursuit the high safety and that is why we witness great enhancements of the safety aspect of new Mazda.
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date and price
The vehicle will be more expensive, but that is understandable because customers will get improved appearance and variety of features. The base Sport trim will cost around $21,545 and for Grand Touring customers will have to pay around $27,970. 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring will cost $24,965. And finally, for drivers who want to conquer new and challenging terrains, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be on sale in the fall of 2015.
Until then watch this video and enjoy in its exterior and interior design.
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