Over the last few years we were able to see some significant changes to the Mazda lineup where we are now getting more modern and technology filled vehicles. One of the latest representatives is the 2015 Mazda CX 5 that will bring high level of safety, fun to drive, fuel economy and overall quite compelling package.
One of the main goals of the new generation of Mazda vehicles was to deliver models with lower weight. As a result we have about 100 kg lighter vehicles that still offer same or even higher structural integrity and safety for all passengers. This is all part of the Skyactive program that have few goals and that is not only the weight reduction and improving fuel economy, it also means higher safety and better performances.
Under the hood of the 2015 Mazda CX 5 we will be getting 2.0 liter and 2.5 liter both inline four cylinder units. This is at least for the U.S. market and the first one will offer 155 hp while the larger and more powerful model will pump out 184 hp. We know that one of the biggest shortages for the previously delivered CX-5 model was the lack of power and this is not fixed with slightly larger engine that does not significantly increase fuel consumption.
Changes For 2015 Mazda CX 5
For other markets, this includes Europe, we will have two versions of 2.2 liter diesel units. Less powerful version will offer 150 hp at 4500 rpm and impressive 380 NM of torque that is available from 1800 to 2600 rpm. In higher state of tune this 2.2 inline four turbocharged diesel engine will produce 175 hp at 4500 rpm and 420 NM at 2000 rpm, this version is available with AWD system. High level of torque allows easier acceleration and we can expect to hit 62 mph in about 8.8 seconds.
Using all new KODO design language we have few really nice changes that were delivered with this generation of CX-5. On the outside everything has been optimized and changed so it would offer improved styling and aerodynamics. As a result we have much nicer exterior with strong front end that is continued with prominent wheel arches. New and redesigned headlamps are offered so they would be in line with the looks of the grille, refined yet aggressive. To further improve performances and fuel economy we are getting new bumpers that are about 20 percent lighter but still have the same rigidity. Everything can be delivered in seven different exterior colors and depending on the chosen color this model will come with different aggressiveness level.
With new models Mazda wanted to improve the level of drive dynamics and now we are getting much more driver oriented interior that continues the strength of the exterior in interior also. Quality of used materials is of satisfying quality providing modern and mature design style. Instrument panel draws its inspiration from the legendary MX-5 roadster while the wheel comes with a few quite useful buttons that will allow you to control some of the car systems.
2015 Mazda CX 5 Release Date
At this point we are still waiting to see the final price tag for the 2015 Mazda CX 5 but we do expect it to be almost identical to what we were paying for the 2014th model. Base model will cost about $ 21,500 while the higher trim levels with all-wheel drive system will go all the way up to $ 29,500 and even more if extra features are chosen. Definite information’s about this will be available as the release date approaches and this should happen during the summer of this year and the deliveries should start few months after that.