2017 Mazda CX-5 Review

The newest model of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is coming out and is scheduled for release. The brand has been renovated and updated as the sales have been lagging behind with the current model and there was no chance that the model would continue like that as it kept getting beat by some contemporary rivaling cars. In order to bridge the margin between them, Mazda decided to update their CX-5 model.

The original CX-5 was launched in 2012 and was intended as the 2013 model. It made its debut as one of the newer crossover models on the market and was made with the same platform that was used for the Mazda3 and Mazda6 sedan models. Actually, the Mazda CX-5 was one of the first models that started using the now legendary Kodo design language and the SkyActiv technology. Available which started its use in 2013 on the North American market. This is going to be the first mid-cycle facelift that the CX-5 is going to go through and it is a much necessary one.

2017 Mazda CX-5 rear view

The model managed to sell nearly 100,000 units, which is a good thing, but when we consider that it is lagging behind the competition for example the Honda CR-V which managed to sell 355,019 models, it is a concerning fact and something had to be done in order to adjust the numbers. The upcoming 2017 refresh might be a solution so you can read our opinion in the review before you get your own.


As this is a refresh model, the incorporated exterior changes for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are going to be very subtle. Despite them being few they are still very much noticeable and can change the face of the car in a great extent. The grille has been updated as it has horizontal bars with metallic grey fins instead of the mesh one which was used before. The headlights have also been revised and also received LED additions and also the fog lamp surrounds have been slightly adjusted and will fit the grille design much better this time.

2017 Mazda CX-5 side view

The profile of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has not changed and the only addition here are the optional wheels that you can add to your car. The model adds a 19-inch wheel option which have a new design and match better with its 3D design. The rear end has the least amount of changes as it only adds a new LED signature to the taillights, and even that is an optional part as it does not come available with all the trim levels that the car offers.

Finally, there are two new colors added for the 2017 Mazda XC-5, and they include Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica. These are all the changes for the new model and we hope that they get to be enough to raise the sales a bit more.


The interior of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has updated the trim and the fit of the car. The panels fit together cleanly and the updated materials are improved and the interior has a much upscale look to it. There is some leather surrounding the touchscreen area and the soft touch materials that surround the dash are a great new addition for the car and makes it much more advanced. The seats have also been reworked and now account for more comfort.

2017 Mazda CX-5 interior

The biggest change is actually between the front seats. The center console and the center stack have gone though heavy revisions. The sound system does not have so many buttons and the HVAC controls have been reduced as well to just two knobs. There is more room to store your things as there are some added storage compartments. With the changes that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has gone through we get a car which is not just modern but perhaps has the best SUV features out of many other cars on the market.

2017 Mazda CX-5 back seats


As for the engine of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is concerned, they have already struck gold with the Skyactiv technology, so there is no chance that this is going to change for a long time. The base engine remains the  2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine that delivers 155 horses at 6,000 rpm and 150 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, while the optional offer is the 2.5-liter engine – also a Skyactiv-G which has an output of 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 revs. The basic transmission is the ix-speed Skyactiv-MT manual, and an optional one is the gear swapper is the Skyactiv-Drive six-speed auto. The base version only delivers power to the front wheels, but the advanced version has the all-wheel drive available.

2017 Mazda CX-5 engine

Release date and price

The Mazda models are perhaps used to early releases as we are going to get one with the 2017 Mazda CX-5 model. Although this is a 2017 version it is going to be released by the end of this year and we can see it available in the late 2016, as the release date states. The prices stem from
$21,795 and go up to $29,470.





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