2013 Mazda CX-5 Starts at $20,695

Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2013 CX-5 compact crossover, which starts at $20,695 for the entry-level Sport model with a six-speed manual transmission.

The 2013 CX-5 is the first model in Mazda’s lineup to fully feature Mazda’s Skyactiv technology, which helps it get up to 35 mpg on the highway. The 2013 CX-5 is powered by a Skyactiv 2.0L engine with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft. A diesel-powered CX-5 is expected to show in the U.S. in early 2013.

The base CX-5 Sport comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a four-speaker audio system, push-button start, power everything and a USB connection port. Accing a six-speed automatic bumps the starting price up to $22,095 and all-wheel-drive pushes the base price up to $23,345. Adding Bluetooth will cost an extra $400, but comes with Bluetooth, a 5.8-inch touch-screen monitor and HD radio.

The Touring model starts at $23,895 with front-wheel-drive and $25,145 when equipped with AWD. It adds the Bluetooth package, upgraded seat fabrics, a six-speaker audio system, a Blind Spot Monitoring system and the six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The Moonroof/ Bose package ($1,130) adds a moonroof and a 225-watt Bose audio system. The Technology package ($1,185) adds a TomTom based navigation ssytem, bi-zenon auto-leveling headlights, a pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting system and rain sensing wipers.

The Grand Touring model starts at $27,045 for the front-wheel-drive model and $28,295 for the all-wheel-drive version. It comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, rain sensing wipers, leather seats, a Bose audio system and a moonroof. The same Technology package on the Touring model adds $1,325.