2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Mazda CX-5 - Road Test Specs

2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV

(2.0L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$29,090
Options on test vehicleZeal Red Mica; Grand Touring Technology Package ($1,325 -- includes TomTom navigation system, Mazda advanced keyless entry system, anti-theft perimeter alarm system, bi-xenon HID headlamps with auto leveling, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink)
As-tested MSRP$30,415


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,997/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)13.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)155 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)150 @ 4,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)1st = 3.552; 2nd = 2.022; 3rd = 1.452; 4th = 1.000; 5th = 0.708; 6th = 0.599
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.705


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts with dual lower ball joints, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, , stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5
Tire make and modelToyo A23
Tire typeAsymmetrical all-season (36 psi cold front; 36 psi cold rear)
Tire sizeP225/55R19 99V
Wheel size19-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum alloy
Brakes, front16-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear16-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph (sec.)6.1
0-60 mph (sec.)9.7
0-75 mph (sec.)14.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.1 @ 79.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.9
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)15.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.2 @ 79.3
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON62.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)74.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,400

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe CX-5's torque-challenged engine doesn't allow for much of a launch -- especially when routed through AWD. Engine revs freely (and a little loud) and upshifts occur about 500 rpm shy of redline in Drive. Switched to manual shifting (via console because there are no paddles) and it responded quickly enough to be useful, squeezing out a few more tenths across the board. Still, this acceleration is below-average among competitors. Does not hold a gear at redline, but performs matched-rev downshifts.
Braking commentsMedium-travel medium-firm pedal never wavered. Some dive but it never felt light in the rear. Straight and steady with virtually no fade and exceptionally short distances. Good brakes.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Non-defeat ESC was virtually nonexistent on the skid pad, allowing the CX-5 to rotate slightly off-throttle. Excellent balance and tractability. Steering offers appropriate amount of build-up and feedback with increase in speed. Slalom: Again, non-defeat ESC is surprisingly lenient as long as the driver uses smooth input, yet the rapid transitions inherent in the slalom are enough to awaken the nanny with brief dabs of alternating brakes. The system quickly retreats and never becomes overly meddlesome, but I suspect there's a whole lot more speed and agility in the CX-5 with either grippier tires or an ESC that can be shut off completely. There was no measurable difference when I shut off the traction control.

Testing Conditions

Test date3/6/2012
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)58.12
Relative humidity (%)60.38
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.74
Wind (mph, direction)3.7
Odometer (mi.)1,955
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/36

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)25 city/31 highway/28 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)25.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.3
Driving range (mi.)474.3

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionBose 9-speaker AM/FM/XM HD radio, single CD, USB and auxiliary connections
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional TomTom, 5.8-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,426
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,478
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)179.3
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)67.3
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.5
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.0
Legroom, rear (in.)39.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.5
Seating capacity5
Step-in height, measured (in.)18.5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)65.4
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)34.1
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)29.5
GVWR (lbs.)4,462
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,036
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,000
Ground clearance (in.)8.5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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