2014 Mazda CX-5 Gets New 2.5-Liter Engine

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show


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    2014 Mazda CX-5 Picture

    2014 Mazda CX-5 | November 29, 2012

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2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Mazda CX-5 gets a new Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine on uplevel models, as well as the new Smart City Brake Support.
  • The 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring models get the bigger, 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine.
  • The 2014 Mazda CX-5 was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

LOS ANGELES — The 2014 Mazda CX-5 gets a new Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine on uplevel models, as well as the new Smart City Brake Support. The 2014 Mazda CX-5 was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 goes on sale in January.

Pricing was not announced on the 2014 Mazda CX-5. The base 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport starts at $21,790, including a $795 destination charge.

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring models will get the bigger, 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine. It delivers 29 more horsepower than the 155-hp Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Sport model.

The 2014 CX-5 with the 2.5-liter engine is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission only — not the six-speed manual transmission on the base model.

The EPA has not yet released fuel economy numbers on the 2014 Mazda CX-5 with the bigger engine. Mazda said there will be "minimal sacrifice" in fuel efficiency with projected 25 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway for front-wheel-drive models with the larger engine and 24 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway for all-wheel-drive models.

The EPA says the 2013 Mazda CX-5 with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 26 mpg in city driving and 35 mpg on the highway.

The new Smart City Brake Support system helps the driver to avoid a head-on collision when driving at low speeds, roughly between three to 19 mph, Mazda said.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Mazda CX-5 gets a boost in the horsepower department with the optional engine — but may disappoint performance enthusiasts by not pairing it with the manual transmission.

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