New 2016 Mazda CX-5 Review

2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, Price, Msrp, Specs – The already fabulous 2016 Mazda CX-5 is at it again with new performance specs and features that will send the automobile market into frenzy. The new Mazda model received a major boost in 2014 by getting a new engine that was much superior in terms of performance.

2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5

The christening new model will receive a much needed refresh that will give the vehicle a modern look and which will provide all the necessary armour against its notable rivals. The refresh will be slight but it will be noticeable to a larger extent.

The auto maker has been paying close attention to what the journalists and drivers of the previous model had to say and this is the reason why they have decided to inject some new breath-taking features to one of the best mid-size SUV in the market today.

Buyers should expect the auto maker to make some changes in both the exterior, interior and its infotainment system which critics argue its technology has become rather classic in this modern era of innovation.

2016 Mazda CX-5 exterior

When you have chosen the technology package, the most noticeable thing that catches your eye are the redesigned front headlights which look aggressive and domineering. Within the headlamps are three dimensional elements and LED accents which will provide better visibility in the dark.

2016 Mazda CX-5 front
2016 Mazda CX-5 front

The above mentioned accents remind us of the lighting elements which were first seen on the Mazda2, this might be a wake-up call that the automobile company is giving us about future models which might come with signature lamps.

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The front grille has also received some improvements which will now come with horizontal slats replacing the classic mesh pattern. Overall, the auto maker has done an impressive job both at the anterior and posterior fascia.

2016 Mazda CX-5 back
2016 Mazda CX-5 back

The vehicle will seta on a new set of 19” aluminium wheels which are now available for buyers. Moreover, there is addition of two exterior colours to the already existing palette. The new colours include the Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior

The most significant artistic changes will take place on the interior of the new 2016 Mazda CX-5. These changes will be futuristic and will further propel the new Mazda model into one of the finest vehicles made during this year.

The new 2016 Mazda CX-5 will come with a redesigned centre stack which will conspicuously highlight the new Mazda connect infotainment system. With your smartphone connected to the knob-operated system, you will be able to access the following features; text message reading, social media updates, Pandora online-streaming radio, replying to other social apps including but not limited to Aha and Stitcher.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior
2016 Mazda CX-5 interior

The new vehicle will also be driver-centric in very many aspects which will include the Humane-Machine interface and Heads-up Cockpit concepts as well. The interior review cannot conclude without highlighting the seats.

In this case, the seats will also receive a redesign and the new CX-5 will come with longer seat cushions at the posterior end. They will also offer more support and comfort than the ones provided in the previous version.

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Moreover, the Japanese auto maker has reduced the cabin noise by up to 10% at highway speeds, this will make the driving of the car more relaxing and comfortable.

2016 Mazda CX-5 engine

Under the hood of the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be an unchanged engine variety. The base will remain unaltered and will be the 2L SkyActiv 1-4 that will be able to generate up to 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque.

Another engine is the optional 2.5L SkyActiv gas engine that will continue to produce 184 hp and 185 pounds of torque. The transmission system remains visibly unchanged with the 6-speed manual and auto transmission still remaining.

However, the automatic transmission will come with some improved specs for 2016 year. This improved configurations will include selectable driving modes depending on the terrain and the prevailing weather conditions.

The AWD has also received a boost and has given the model a thumbs-up. The update will lead to better fuel efficiency. The above mentioned updates will also lead to an increase in the towing capacity of the vehicle.

2016 Mazda CX-5 price and release date

The new and refreshed 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be available for sale during the second quarter of 2015. The price of this model has not yet been provided but we expect the msrp to be in the region of 22,375 USD for the base Sport version and higher for the Grand Touring.

2016 Mazda CX-5 release date
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date

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