2024 mazda CX 5 Changes, MPG, Engine

2024 mazda CX 5 Changes, MPG, Engine – The CX-5’s appearance has been gently updated with a smoother front surface, a new bumper with a more pronounced lower air intake, and restyled headlights, taillights, and alloy wheels. Additionally, there is a redesigned grille with a three-dimensional mesh. The body cladding of the Signature trim is now available in body color. Mazda has discontinued all 2WD variants, leaving the 2024 Mazda CX-5 an all-wheel-drive vehicle.

Additional technical upgrades include a minor increase in horsepower for the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, which now produces 256 hp (up from 250) on premium gasoline, and a retuned automatic gearbox for improved responsiveness and smoothness. The suspension system has been fine-tuned further to enhance handling and dampen vibration. The trim levels have been changed, and the old Grand Touring Reserve trim level, for example, has been dubbed the Turbo; this trim level also now features black exterior highlights and red interior accents.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Redesign
2024 Mazda CX 5 Redesign

2024 Mazda CX-5 Redesign

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 external appearance is easily comparable to significantly more expensive premium German rivals. The Japanese SUV’s exquisite look results from its design, which emphasizes clean lines and a long-nosed appearance. The CX-5’s front end has a new pair of narrow LED headlights flanked by a prominent gloss-black 3D-mesh-effect grille. The back has similar small LED taillights, and the bottom right side has a couple of chrome-plated exhaust holes. Signature LED illumination, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and adaptive front lighting are standard on Touring models.

Mazda equips even the entry-level model with 17-inch multi-spoke wheels that make the vehicle look much more costly than it is, while higher trims receive 19-inch wheels. The Carbon Edition is distinguished by black alloy wheels, black mirror caps and window surrounds, and a black grille surround. The Mazda has a wheelbase of 106.2 inches and a length of 179.1 inches. It measures 83.3 inches wide with the mirrors and 72.6 inches wide without them, although the height varies according to the trim. The majority of vehicles stand at 65.3 inches tall, while the two Turbo trims stand at 65.6 inches. All models have a 7.6-inch ground clearance, save the two Turbos, which have a 7.9-inch ground clearance. The CX-5 weighs 3,717 pounds at its lightest, while turbocharged variants are the heaviest at 3,856 pounds.


There’s a reason sedans are on the verge of extinction: crossovers like the CX-5 provide all the extra room you need without the added heft of a true body-on-frame SUV. The Mazda offers ample room and seats for up to five passengers. Although front passengers will have greater legroom than rear passengers, even tall people will fit comfortably in the rear seats with 39.6 inches of legroom and 39 inches of headroom. The seats are supportive enough and pleasant enough for everyday trips to school and work, but they’ve been changed for 2022 with a more supple suspension and new, more comfortable seats.


Mazda offers two engines for the CX-5 series, both 2.5 liters in displacement, but with one significant difference: turbocharging. The standard engine produces 187 engine and 186 lb-ft of torque without forced induction, while the turbocharged type found on the Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature produces 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium gasoline. Regardless of the engine selection, only a six-speed automatic transmission is available.

Last year, we noted that this is the transmission’s weak link, as it may be sluggish to respond and gear changes aren’t as immediate as we’d like, and Mazda responded by retuning the transmission to be more responsive and smoother. As for the engines themselves, both are respectable, with adequate pull and a healthy desire to be driven to redline, although the turbocharged engine is by far the more desirable of the two. While it may not sound sporty, it pulls firmly and makes the majority of its torque available throughout a reasonable engine speed range. Whether starting from a standstill or passing, there is more than enough oomph available, while the normally aspirated engine is content to be wrung out to achieve the desired outcome.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Release Date
2024 Mazda CX 5 Release Date

2024 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price

It’s difficult to choose from so many models. Especially when they’re all loaded with advanced safety and comfort features. While the top-spec Turbo Signature is the best of the bunch if you’re looking for a real luxury SUV, we appreciate that not everyone’s budget allows for such an extravagant purchase.

For those on a smaller budget, the Turbo is an exquisite compromise that has the turbocharged engine and larger brakes, but also a Bose sound system, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power sunroof, and USB outlets for the entire family. It is pricey, though, at over $36,000, and it would have been nice to have the 256-hp engine available at a cheaper price point. If you don’t mind the base engine, the S Premium Plus trim now has everything the Turbo trim provides, but at a $2,450 savings. We’d go with the Turbo if the budget allowed.

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