What’s new for the 2018 Mazda CX-5?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 5:39 pm

We’ve always been big fans of the Mazda CX-5, and with good reason! The crossover SUV has always impressed us with its fuel-efficient engine, spacious interior, and lengthy list of standard features for all trim levels, but after receiving a variety of upgrades and updates for the 2018 model year, we’re more impressed than ever before. Interested in learning what all the fuss is about? Keep reading and we’ll give you all of the important details! 

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2018 Mazda CX-5 new features and specifications 

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is set to arrive at dealerships around the country this month, with all trim levels featuring new and exciting equipment. The 2018 CX-5’s standard 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine gets even better, adding cylinder-deactivation technology, which is designed to reduce internal friction and increase fuel efficiency. Additionally, all trims will now receive a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring trim takes things a step further, adding a new 2-position driver’s seat with memory settings and a 6-way power adjustable passenger seat. 


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2018 Mazda CX-5 engine specifications 

As we mentioned before, we’ve always been impressed with the CX-5’s standard engine, and this year is no different. All trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 187 horsepower and 186. The engine is paired with the SKYACTIV®-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, but Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV AWD® is available for all trims as well. 

Although the 2018 Mazda CX-5 isn’t set to arrive at dealerships around the country until a little later this month, make sure you keep an eye on our blog! We’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about the 2018 CX-5 before it arrives at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Have additional questions about the crossover? Feel free to contact a member of our team today! 

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