2015 Mazda CX-5
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The 2015 Mazda CX-5: What to Expect From the New Compact Crossover
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 has been a hit around here at Cox Mazda in Bradenton. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement, however! We love the CX-5 for its class leading fuel economy, its impressive versatility, and its fun to drive style. Leave it to Mazda to find something to update only a couple years after its introduction. Here’s what you might expect from the new 2015 Mazda CX-5 when it lands here at our showroom sometime in 2014.
Performance and Efficiency
While Mazda may have found some things to update for the 2015 model year we don’t expect the changes will be dramatic. Likely the SKYACTIV powertrains will carry over, as will the majority of the exterior style. One, perhaps unlikely, option that might be added is the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D turbocharged diesel four-cylinder. This engine, in the forthcoming Mazda6 diesel, kicks out an impressive 173 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. That machine could lend the CX-5 improved towing power for those that want it, but the real benefit would likely be seen by those who want more performance and fewer trips to the pump. The diesel would achieve both of those goals.
The Mazda CX-5 is currently the most fuel efficient SUV on the market with up to 35 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission and front wheel drive. Mazda could also try to boost figures on that by adding the i-ELOOP system, currently employed on some models of the Mazda6. This adds another mile per gallon by reducing load on the engine to power the electrical system.
Other updates will probably primarily be inside the cabin. We expect an updated infotainment and communications system. Expect Bluetooth to be a standard feature for handsfree calling and wireless streaming. We also anticipate comfort and convenience features like power adjustable seats, automatic climate control, and easy-folding, split-rear seats.
Visit Cox Mazda
While we don’t have the 2015 Mazda CX-5 available yet, you can drive the current version now, right here at Cox Mazda. We’re proud to serve the Tampa area and we’re located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL. Contact us to learn more about our current models!