The CX-5 is one of Mazda’s most popular crossover SUV for its refined styling, superb mileage and available AWD system with a promise of better control. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available in 5 well-appointed trims like the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and the highly tech laden and luxurious Signature trim. The CX-5 is also know for its good fuel economy and its Sport trim can deliver a more than fair 31 mpg EPA estimated highway mileage when you use the upgraded AWD variant. This apart, you get a turbocharged engine from the Grand Touring Reserve onwards that gives you enormous power and upgrading to the Signature gives you the satisfaction of extreme refinement on the inside. The range of safety and driver assist technologies resulted in the CX-5 making it to the top of the list in the IIHS Safety Pick in 2018. With so many advantages, we wonder – is the all-new 2019 Mazda CX-5 a driver’s paradise.

Sculpted Body with Automated External Features

The body of the Mazda CX-5 is sculpted to near perfection and gives it a highly refined look that hinged on the threshold of aggressive styling. The body design has been carefully handled to make you look top-notch executive on the city roads, royal on highways and geared up for adventure when you are off road. The most basic Sport trim on the CX-5 wins the hearts of its drivers with auto on/off LED headlights, day time running lights, variable, intermittent wipers both on the front and rear and power side mirrors with incorporated turn signals and a rear roof spoiler. The Touring adds auto-leveling and high-beam control to the headlights and rain-sensing wipers that take care of the nitty gritty while you drive on rainy days. The lighting goes full LED from the Grand Touring and you also have the convenience of adaptive front lighting and a power rear-liftgate with programmable height adjustment on the rear. The GT Reserve adds a windshield wiper de-icer and auto power folding side mirrors.

Driver Centric Interiors

The interiors of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 are infused with technology and driver centric features that make things highly convenient for the passengers and paradise for the drivers. The remote keyless entry with illumination and answer back is one such useful feature. Cruise control comes out of the box and so do push button start, electronic parking brake, a tilt and telescopic steering column, remote release for the fuel-door and an array of interior lighting. Driver’s are pampered with leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift know from the most basic Sport trim itself. You will bless the makers of the Mazda CX-5 for providing an instrumentation cluster with the black background and silver surround that gives and crystal-clear readability of the speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge.

Heart Racing Performance

The Mazda CX-5 provides a performance that will make your heart race with the 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC engine that delivers 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque which is standard on the top two trims. Adding the right fuel – the 93-octane premium unleaded fuel you can get a max 250 hp from the same engines – making the CX-5 a paradise for drivers.


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