The price reflects a $250 increase over the 2015 Mazda CX-5.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring with all-wheel drive starts at $30,350, including shipping.
New standard equipment for 2016 includes an electronic parking brake and an upgraded center console, dash and armrest design. Other enhancements include a redesigned front grille, updated seats and suspension system, along with improved cabin materials.
An optional package that bundles a Bose nine-speaker sound system and a power moonroof is priced at $1,130.
A new i-Activsense package is now available on Grand Touring models and has a price tag of $1,500. It includes Mazda radar cruise control with close-proximity warning, smart brake support with collision warning, lane-departure warning and high-beam headlight control.
Edmunds says: The updates and relatively minor price increase should make the Mazda CX-5 a popular choice for car shoppers in this competitive segment.