The Mazda CX-5 has been one of the most popular compact crossover SUVs for sale in the US. UU Since its debut in 2012. Although the second-generation CX-5, which debuted in the 2017 model year, does not sell as well. As the leader of the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V segment, it certainly has its thing.
Until April, Toyota has sold almost 118,000 RAV4, while Honda has moved close to 116,000 CR. During the same period, Mazda sold some 47,000 respectable CX-5s.
Read more: We drive a $ 39,000 Toyota RAV4 and a $ 32,000 Subaru Forester to see which is the best compact SUV. Here is the verdict.
Last year, Business Insider had the opportunity to spend a week with a Mazda CX-5 2018. We were impressed by the sleek design of the CX-5, the stellar driving dynamics and a cabin that was surprisingly luxurious.
"The Mazda CX-5 2018 definitely brings the Zoom Zoom to the compact crossover SUV market," we said in our review. "The Mazda offers its drivers a brighter view of the world where a sinuous piece of asphalt is more than a barrier to their destination, but an experience to enjoy."
However, the CX-5 was not entirely perfect. It is suitably powerful, but its standard four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine has the impact of a turbocharged unit. Inside, the infotainment system was tarnished.
This year, Mazda has made several upgrades to the CX-5, including the addition of the turbo engine of the larger CX-9 SUV.
Recently, we spent some time with a Mazda CX-5 AWD Mazda C9-5 2019, clad with a beautiful metallic blue color paint job.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport base with front-wheel drive starts at $ 24,350, while the first-line Signature trim starts at $ 36,890. Four-wheel drive is a $ 1,400 option on the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models. It is standard in Grand Touring Reserve and Signature reservations.
With options and rates, our Signature CX-5 cut was priced at $ 39,905, as proven. It is the most expensive compact SUV on the market that Business Insider has ever tested.
Here's a closer look at the Mazda CX-5 2019: