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.

Comments

  • bhysjulien bhysjulien Posts:

    Is Mazda still planning on bringing the diesel version over?

  • empoweredbc empoweredbc Posts:

    The 2014 CX-5 will be one MPG better than the new Rav4, which is one MPG better than the class-leading seller CRV Is that enough to move the market Mazda's way?

  • datduude datduude Posts:

    Love the design and sporty package. But surely theres got to be a little more on improvements? I can appreciate the ground clearance but the huge gap in the wheel well is so big that even with 19" wheel package, there still a huge gap. Would like more wheel selection to include black, which has been the new trend now for at least two years. What happened to the paddle shifters? Most newer vehicles since 2011 has become standard with automatics even with the automatic-manual shifter that is currently in the CX-5. I think consumers will agree that paddle shifters promote safer driving by keeping both hands on the wheel, and its more fun. Okay so the spare tire hidden underneath the carpet, cool but thats what road side assistance is for. Rather have hidden xtra cargo bins like in the Mini. But definitely the paddle shiffters need to be added. It is the best SUV out on the market, congrats on that.

  • gunnytoo gunnytoo Posts:

    We were in the market for a new car and were considering a Mazda CX-5 but was not really that keen on the 2.0 liter engine. I told the dealer what we wanted and if it ever showed up to call us. Much to our surprise 8 days later we got a call from the dealer telling us that our car was just unloaded from a transport. Needless to say we went down to see a new 2014 Mazda CX-5 with the 2.5 liter engine, grand touring and with the tech package. We bought it on the spot. How does it drive? Five days later we received a call of the death of a family member in Utah which is 750 miles southeast of us. We loaded up the new CX-5 and headed into the winter storms. We have driven this route dozens of times to visit family, but not in such poor weather. What a test for the CX-5. We negotiated freezing rain; snow and fog so thick you could barely make out the painted lines on the roadway for 100’s of miles. This car was not only comfortable on this 14 hour journey but provided feedback from all systems, including the blind spot monitoring system and the built in navigation system. The all-wheel drive was stable and allowed the car to take corners at speed without drift or over steer. The 2525R55 x 19 tires give it a stiffer ride but less drift and better feedback to the driver. Once we reached our destination we encountered 1 ½ inches of solid ice and while slick, I had complete control at all times with no loss of steering or braking. During our stay in Utah we encountered 18 inches of snow fall and the CX-5 managed that with ease and total control. In just 2 weeks after purchasing our CX-5 we put 2000 miles on it in the most serve and changing weather conditions. I don’t think I could have designed a better test for it than the one Mother Nature handed us. Handling: Excellent. I like the way it hold the lane in a curve. Power: The 2.5 liter engine is a real upgrade and nice response Comfort: Heated seats with 8 way drivers seat and lumbar adjustment is very comfortable Visibility: very good except pillars are a bit large however they contain air bags so a reasonable tradeoff BSMS: Blind spot system does work very well but is prone to false positives. At least it is looking to your sides. TomTom Navigation: It gives good directions once you can get it programed which is a problem. The software is buggy and the system needs an upgrade which is available from TomTom on line. The maps are also out of date but you get an update for free if you can navigate the complex process. I had to call TomTom directly to get it figured out. Fuel economy: 26.2 MPG at freeway speeds (Ogden UT to Portland OR) Audio Command: Works ok but does get confused with an iPhone and can lock up completely which requires a reset of the ignition or unplugging the iPhone. Mazda has some work to do here. HVAC system: Loved the dual controls and the precise temperature settings. Automatic wipers: Not so good; they tend to clean a clean windshield. Adaptive headlights: Love them once I got used to them. They turn 15 degrees into your turn. Fog lights: They are there but I can tell if they are on or off. They need to be brighter. Sun roof: Provided comfortable airflow in the vent position at highway speeds Would I buy another one. Yes I would.

  • gunnytoo gunnytoo Posts:

    We were in the market for a new car and were considering a Mazda CX-5 but was not really that keen on the 2.0 liter engine. I told the dealer what we wanted and if it ever showed up to call us. Much to our surprise 8 days later we got a call from the dealer telling us that our car was just unloaded from a transport. Needless to say we went down to see a new 2014 Mazda CX-5 with the 2.5 liter engine, grand touring and with the tech package. We bought it on the spot. How does it drive? Five days later we received a call of the death of a family member in Utah which is 750 miles southeast of us. We loaded up the new CX-5 and headed into the winter storms. We have driven this route dozens of times to visit family, but not in such poor weather. What a test for the CX-5. We negotiated freezing rain; snow and fog so thick you could barely make out the painted lines on the roadway for 100’s of miles. This car was not only comfortable on this 14 hour journey but provided feedback from all systems, including the blind spot monitoring system and the built in navigation system. The all-wheel drive was stable and allowed the car to take corners at speed without drift or over steer. The 2525R55 x 19 tires give it a stiffer ride but less drift and better feedback to the driver. Once we reached our destination we encountered 1 ½ inches of solid ice and while slick, I had complete control at all times with no loss of steering or braking. During our stay in Utah we encountered 18 inches of snow fall and the CX-5 managed that with ease and total control. In just 2 weeks after purchasing our CX-5 we put 2000 miles on it in the most serve and changing weather conditions. I don’t think I could have designed a better test for it than the one Mother Nature handed us. Handling: Excellent. I like the way it hold the lane in a curve. Power: The 2.5 liter engine is a real upgrade and nice response Comfort: Heated seats with 8 way drivers seat and lumbar adjustment is very comfortable Visibility: very good except pillars are a bit large however they contain air bags so a reasonable tradeoff BSMS: Blind spot system does work very well but is prone to false positives. At least it is looking to your sides. TomTom Navigation: It gives good directions once you can get it programed which is a problem. The software is buggy and the system needs an upgrade which is available from TomTom on line. The maps are also out of date but you get an update for free if you can navigate the complex process. I had to call TomTom directly to get it figured out. Fuel economy: 26.2 MPG at freeway speeds (Ogden UT to Portland OR) Audio Command: Works ok but does get confused with an iPhone and can lock up completely which requires a reset of the ignition or unplugging the iPhone. Mazda has some work to do here. HVAC system: Loved the dual controls and the precise temperature settings. Automatic wipers: Not so good; they tend to clean a clean windshield. Adaptive headlights: Love them once I got used to them. They turn 15 degrees into your turn. Fog lights: They are there but I can tell if they are on or off. They need to be brighter. Sun roof: Provided comfortable airflow in the vent position at highway speeds Would I buy another one. Yes I would.

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