Mazda has announced the updates to the 2020 Mazda CX-5 crossover, which now comes standard with the i-Activsense safety suite and if you opt for the turbocharged CX-5, it now has a bit more power.
The 2020 CX-5 comes standard with Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with day and nighttime pedestrian detection, Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist and High Beam Control. It also comes standard with automatic on/off headlights, automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, a new key fob design.
Lastly the 7-inch touchscreen gets a new Cylinder Deactivation System display, which will help show the fuel efficiency of the four-cylinder Skyactiv-G 2.5 engine. The naturally-aspirated 2.5L engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.
If you opt for the Grand Touring Reserve or Signature trim levels, you will get the turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which generates 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque; an increase of 10 lb-ft of torque over the 2019 CX-5. If you run it on 87 octane fuel the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine generates 227 horsepower and 310 lb ft of torque.
The 2020 CX-5 also gets a off-road traction assist, which replaces the traction control button. When the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increase the brake force on the wheels without traction. This transfers power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 starts at $25,090, while the top spec CX-5 Signature is priced at $37,055.