The stylish compact crossover has been around for a couple of years and we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2023 Mazda CX-5. The recent model has brought a fine number of novelties and we are pretty sure that the facelift will have to wait for a couple of more years, if it ever happens, considering the model’s spectacular look. With the recent introduction of a new turbo engine and new top-range trim level, other aspects of the crossover shouldn’t be changed as well. Therefore, count on a usual time of launch, sometime late in the year.
- Stylish exterior
- Powerful optional engines
- Sporty handling
- Upscale cabin
- Small cargo area
- Infotainment system needs an update
The recent update hasn’t brought any change in terms of aesthetics, which is a good thing. The current model is already one of the most attractive models in the class and there is really no need for aesthetical modifications at the moment. On the other side, we saw an important mechanical novelty recently. There is a new G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which is designed to improve traction during cornering, which makes this already dynamic crossover even more amazing to drive. Give this big mechanical update, as well as the fact that it is still early for aesthetical changes, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Mazda CX-5 won’t come with bigger changes. We could possibly see a few more colors in the offer, but nothing more than that.
The cabin of this crossover looks really upscale. Compared to its main competitors, such as Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and others, it offers far more style, while the quality of materials is on a high level as well. The recent update has also brought a new top-level trim called Signature, which comes with upgrades like Nappa leather, real woodgrain decorative panels, a leather steering wheel, as well as with more standard equipment. On the other side, a big complaint goes to the cargo area, which is pretty tight. Still, that’s the price you have to pay if you want to be stylish.
The 2023 Mazda CX-5 will continue with two familiar engines in the offer. Base models will continue with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter engine that delivers around 187 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features cylinder deactivation, so fuel economy is on a pretty high level, despite the large displacement. You can count on 26 mph in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. On the other side, the optional, recently-introduced turbo version of this engine delivers 227 horsepower on regular fuel and more than 250 with premium gasoline.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
Last quarter of the year seems like perfect timing for the 2023 Mazda CX-5’s launch, considering that no bigger changes are planned. This also means pretty much the same price, which current goes in a range between $24,000 and $37,000.