2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, MPG, Msrp, Price – For 2016 year model, the CX-5 will receive a refresh in form of subtle exterior styling tweaks, revised suspension tuning, improved interior materials, updated infotainment interface, and added sound insulation. That’s not all, optional features that will grace the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 upon its release will include adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, rear-cross traffic alert, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and lane departure warning, etc.
With good fuel efficiency, ample cargo capacity, enhanced foul-weather driving capability and elevated driving positions, compact crossover SUV’s have undoubtedly massive appeal. As a fact, this is one of the most popular vehicle segments. And within that populated crowd, the new 2016 Mazda CX-5, with its new add-ons and changes will certainly emerge as one of our favorite picks.
What makes the CX-5 a perfect candidate for success in addition to the above feats is the smooth and quiet ride, excellent safety ratings, nicely trimmed cabin, and good visibility. The vehicle also has something rare to offer within its segment and that’s its fun-to-drive personality that is manifested through sporty handling and precise steering.
For the 2016 year, Mazda has refreshed some areas. These refinements will include fresh tweaks to its front and aft fascia, added sounded insulation, electronic parking brake, improved infotainment system, and a revised suspension for a comfortable driving experience.
Exterior Review & Interior Accessories – 2016 Mazda CX-5
The new Mazda CX-5 2016 is a 5-passenger compact SUV that will be available in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. All these variants will be offered with a choice of either FWD or AWD systems.
The base Sport model will come with 17” alloy wheels, air conditioning, full-power accessories, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary jack.
Upon its release, the Sport model will come with Mazda Connect package that adds a multifunction control knob, a 7” touchscreen interface, HD radio, automatic crash notification, Pandora internet radio, SMS text message reading, and audio system voice controls. To be provided later will be the Rear Camera package that will add rear view camera and supplant all the features already mentioned.
The Touring will include all the above mentioned and will add a robust engine, blind spot and rear cross traffic warning systems, keyless ignition and entry, a 6-way power driver seat, a 6-speaker sound system, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a leather wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker sound system.
The top of the range Grand Touring will add all of the above and will add automatic windshield wipers, automatic headlights, 19” wheels, heated mirrors, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.
Available on both the Touring and Grand Touring models is the Technology package which will feature adaptive LED headlights, Smart City Brake Support Systems, LED foglights, LED running lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and LED taillights. On the Touring, it includes automatic windshield wipers and automatic headlights.
Optional package on the range topping Grand Touring model is the i-ActiveSense package that will come with Smart Brake Support, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam headlight control and lane departure warning.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs
The FWD 2016 Mazda CX-5will come with a choice of two engines. These engines will either be the 2L 4-cylinder powertrain with 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, or a 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant capable of yielding 184 hp and 185 pounds of torque mated with a 6-speed auto transmission system.
AWD is optional on the Sport model with 2.5L powerplant. EPA estimates that the fuel economy for the Sport front-wheel drive system, 2.0L version will return 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined. All front-wheel drives with 2.5L capacity engine earn 26/33/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while those with the all-wheel-drive are rated at 24/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
In our own testing, a CX-5 with a 2.5L powerplant and all-wheel drive system accelerated from 0-60 mph in 8 sec, which is amazing for its class.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.3 in. (179.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 34.1 cu.ft. (max. 64.8 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3212 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 26/35 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda CX-5
The price will be as follows: the Sport model will have an MSRP starting from $21,795, the Touring $25,215, while the range topping Grand Touring model will set you back by a starting price of $28,220.