The 2017 Mazda CX-5 might be all-new. But thankfully its pricing isn’t. Mazda’s best-selling model starts only a hair higher than last year’s model.
Mazda is giving the base Sport a $24,985 starting price including destination. Compared to the outgoing CX-5 Sport trim, it only adds on $490.
If there is any bad news, it’s that you can no longer get the Sport trim with a manual transmission. Mazda is completely removing the option for manual. All trims now come standard with the slightly more expensive six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission.
At launch it will offer one powertrain – a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine. Last year, the 2.5-liter only came on the upper trims with a 2.0-liter standard on the Sport. The other cool news is that it will roll out a diesel engine option in mid-2017. It will be Mazda’s first diesel for the U.S. market, with pricing still to be announced.
You do still get to choose between front-wheel and i-Active all-wheel drive. AWD sets you back an extra $1,300 across all three trims.
The CX-5 interestingly takes the cake for as the top-selling Mazda in the states. The Touring trim comes with leatherette upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, heated seats, LED headlamps, reclining rear seats, rear USB ports, and keyless entry.
You can also add a Preferred Equipment Package to the Touring. It throws in auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, a sunroof, a power liftgate, and 10-speaker Bose audio.
The top dog Grand Touring trim, which made up nearly half of all CX-5 sales last year, adds leather seats, 19-inch wheels, power lumbar support, LED fog lights and taillights, and heated side mirrors. Throw on the Premium Package for the full blowout including heads-up display, heated rear seats and steering wheel, and windshield wiper de-icer.
The model hits dealers later this month.