Though a few incremental updates have been made to the 2020 Mazda CX-5, the engaging SUV carries over almost unchanged from the previous model year. This means it still offers a surprising amount of fun from behind the wheel, especially compared to other affordable crossovers. It also delivers five-passenger accommodations mixed with high end exterior styling that is a cut above the rest of the pack.

The CX-5 features either a 2.5-liter, 187 hp four-cylinder engine, or a 250 hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and although all-wheel drive is optional for the base engine model it is included with all turbo editions of the crossover. Maximum towing capacity for the Mazda is listed at 3,500 pounds.



    Daytime Running Lights
    Auto-off headlights
    Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
    Intermittent rear wiper/washer
    Body-colored power side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
    Roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna
    Body-colored rear roof spoiler
    Dual exhaust outlets with bright finish
    WHEELS & TIRES Wheel size (in) 17 x 7 aluminum-alloy with Gray Metallic finish
    Tire size P225/65 R17 all-season tiresTemporary spare tire T145/90D16

    Wheelbase (in) 106.2

    Track, front (in) 62.8

    Track, rear (in) 62.8

    Length (in) 179.1


    Width (in) without outer mirror 72.5

    Width (in) mirror to mirror opened 83.3

    Height (in) up to roof, without roof rails, FWD/AWD

    65.4 / 65.3

    Height (in) up to roof, without roof rails, up to sharkfin antenna FWD/AWD 66.2 / 66.1
    Minimum ground clearance – Unladen (in) 7.5

  • COMFORT & CONVENIENCE Air conditioning with pollen filter
    Power windows with one-touch down/up feature
    Speed sensitive power door locks with 2-stage unlocking
    Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
    Remote keyless entry system
    Push Button Start
    Electronic parking brake
    Manual day/night rearview mirror
    Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
    Tilt & telescopic steering column
    12-volt power outlets
    Map lights, Dome light and Cargo area light
    Remote fuel-door release
    Rear window defogger with timer
    STORAGE Glove compartment
    Overhead console with sunglasses holder
    Center console armrest with tray and covered storage bin
    Front and rear door bottle holders/storage
    Driver and front passenger seatback pockets
    SEATING & TRIM 5-passenger seating capacity
    6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat
    4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat
    40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback
    Adjustable front and rear headrests
    Cloth-trimmed seats
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    Leather-wrapped gear selector
    Carpet floor mats
    AUDIO & INFOTAINMENT 7″ full-color touch screen display
    AM/FM 4-speaker audio system with automatic level control
    Bluetooth®5  hands-free phone and audio capability
    HD Radio™
    Rearview Camera4
    MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System3
    – Infotainment system voice command
    – Multifunction Commander Control
    – Radio Broadcast Data System program information
    – Aha™ internet radio integration
    – Pandora® internet radio integration
    – Stitcher™ internet radio integration
    – SMS text message audio delivery and reply
    – E911 automatic emergency notification
    Auxiliary audio input jack
    USB Inputs, 2 front
    Steering wheel-mounted audio, phone and cruise controls
    INSTRUMENTATION Speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge, black background with white lettering and silver surround
    Ambient temperature & clock display
    Multi-Information Display (MID) with Trip computer
    INTERIOR DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES Headroom, front/rear (in) 39.7 / 39.0
    Shoulder room, front/rear (in) 57.1 / 54.8
    Hip room, front/rear (in) 55.2 / 55.3
    Legroom, front/rear (in) 41.0 / 39.6
    EPA cargo volume, rear seatback up/folded (cu ft) 30.9 / 59.6


  • ENGINE Engine type SKYACTIV®-G1 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation
    Horsepower  187 hp @ 6,000 rpm
    Torque 186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
    Redline  6,500 rpm
    Displacement (cc)  2488
    Bore x stroke (mm)  89 x 100Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
    Fuel system Advanced Direct Injection
    Recommended fuel Regular unleaded
    Valvetrain Chain-driven dual overhead cams, 4-valves per cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT)
    Ignition system Direct coil-on-plug electronic ignition with platinum-tipped spark plugs
    Engine block Aluminum alloy
    Cylinder head Aluminum alloy
    Emission control type (Fed/Cal) T3B30/SULEV30
    SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus
    EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY FWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy)29: 25/31
    AWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy)29: 24/30
    DRIVETRAIN Type Front-wheel drive (FWD) or i-ACTIV AWD®
    Automatic transmission SKYACTIV®-Drive1 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport ModeGEAR RATIOS (:1) Automatic transmission
    1st 3.552
    2nd 2.022
    3rd 1.452
    4th 1.000
    5th 0.708
    6th 0.599
    Reverse 3.893
    Final Drive 4.325 (FWD) / 4.624 (AWD)
    CHASSIS Brakes 4-wheel disc, diagonal hydraulic
    – Front 11.7-inch vented disc
    – Rear 11.9-inch solid disc
    – ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
    Steering type Power rack-and-pinion with variable assist
    Power assist Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
    Overall steering ratio 15.5:1
    Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock 2.7
    Turning circle diameter, curb-to-curb (ft) 36.0
    Suspension 4-wheel independent
    – Front MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
    – Rear Multilink with stabilizer bar
    WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES Curb weight (lbs) 3,541 (FWD) / 3,679 (AWD)
    Towing capacity (lbs) 2,00030
    Fuel capacity (gallons) 14.8 (FWD) / 15.3 (AWD)


  • SAFETY & SECURITY Dual front air bags6 with seat belt-use, passenger-weight sensors
    Front side-impact air bags6 and side-impact air curtains6 with rollover protection
    3-point seat belts for all seating positions
    Front seat belt pretensioners with force limiters
    Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
    Dynamic Stability Control8 and Traction Control System
    Hill Launch Assist7
    Blind Spot Monitoring10 with Rear Cross Traffic Alert31
    Smart City Brake Support15
    Ring Structure unibody construction
    Side-impact door beams
    Engine-immobilizer antitheft system
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    LATCH rear seat child safety seat anchors & upper tether anchors
    Child safety rear door locks