2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, MSRP Price, MPG, Specs – The new 2016 model of the Mazda CX-5 gets to be released pretty soon. The car will have boldness and dashing to it and will certainly appeal to, if not all, the right kind of people in the crossover segment. The car is an athletic crossover actually, with high gas mileage, high style and high class.

2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5

The new Mazda CX-5 makes a crossover between utility and sportiness, which is not your everyday mixture. But the car does it well and is the right sort of a car for the right people. It looks pretty smart and dashing, it provides very decent performance and has pretty good handling and is also packed with plenty of features that you cannot say not to.

2016 Mazda CX-5 front angle, grille and headlights


The Mazda CX-5 will face a sturdy opposition as the competition has grown larger this year. This is why this update is a significant one and provides a good overhaul for the brand. It will make the car much stable in the market and make it fare much better against the opposing cars that have been developing in the recent years. As you can see from the picture, the CX-5  is no slouch but we will have to see the car perform on the market when it gets released.

2016 Mazda CX-5 red color, taillights and tailpipe

Engine

The performance levels of the new Mazda CX-5 are off the charts. In order to make the vehicle much more drivable and much and to give it high handling capabilities a good engine choice needed to be added. The decision fell to the 155-hp 2.0-liter four engine, that provides all of the aforementioned stats. And by paring it with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive you get all the characteristics of a good and modern vehicle. This engine setup is also available for the Sport trim of the newest Mazda, but Touring and Grand Touring models get a different kind of a setup, which is the 184-hp, 2.5-liter four engine. This larger engine only comes available with an automatic gearbox which enhances the efficiency of the vehicle.

2016 Mazda CX-5 engine

The engine setups also provide the vehicle with some great specs and thus enable the Mazda CX-5 to achieve better performance. But that is not the only thing that I provides as it gives you towing capacity not seen by many SUVs and a great gas mileage number. The rated EPA of the Sport trim that comes with a manual gearbox is best in the class with 35 mpg. The automatic versions can achieve a level of 25/32 mpg with all-wheel drive. But the base engine option is good to provide the stats of 29 mpg combined and presents one of the useful options on the SUV market.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.3 in. (179.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 34.1 cu.ft. (max. 64.8 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3212 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 25/32 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Exterior

2016 Mazda CX-5 side view, alloy wheels

The exterior design of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 can be described as being a perfect balance between sport sedan and a roadster. This is what Mazda has been trying to achieve for a long time and have finally managed to provide us with look that the car has yearend for. The design is very expressive and has a high rising window line and big wheel arches. But then the car tones it down a bit with the inclusion of a conservative roofline. As there is an offered choice with the color be careful which one you choose. The lighter colors actually accent the height of its doors and make it seem a bit higher than it actually is, The darker tones lower to the car a bit. Essentially, it is your final choice how you want your car to look and can chose based on the colors easily.

2016 Mazda CX-5 front
2016 Mazda CX-5 front

The front part of the car features a trapezoidal grille which has been reshaped this time and looks different than before. The headlights have been reshaped completely and have now been made to connect to the grill using bars of brightwork. It looks good actually and it is even better when you know that the headlamps feature LED technology as well. All in all, the design is pretty great and is one of the better features of the car.

2016 Mazda CX-5 back
2016 Mazda CX-5 back

Interior

The inside of the car has been made to be much businesslike. The combination of a silver trim and red sporty piping have made it for the CX-5 vehicle to get a pretty nice business like setup. It goes further on to utilize sports seats and fine leather materials that bring to the excellent design and mixture of classiness and comfort inside the car. The front seats are perfectly bolstered and provide back support while at the back you have ample space for the passengers to relax while driving. But the cargo space is much higher, which is not the case with many vehicles from the crossover class which may be an initial downfall for this model. But nevertheless, the entire interior of the car provides a roomy and relaxing interior with some noise reduction features.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior
2016 Mazda CX-5 interior

There are also many accessories in the car which provide both safety and entertainment. The fun part is the addition of a new sound system inside the car and it is all very usable and reachable from the front center control cluster. The safety is an important issue for the car and provides us with many accessories that provide us with a better and safer environment inside.  Forward-collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors are just some of the added features.

2016 Mazda CX-5 leather seats and steering wheel

Price and release date

This review of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 model actually does not come available with the exact release date. The reason why is that it is simply not available yet. We are actually hoping to see the vehicle in action pretty soon and might expect it to be out by the end of the year. On the other hand the price is already released and we estimate the CX-5 car for the 2016 model year at 21,795 USD. The competitors in the segment that the newest Mazda will face are going to be the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the latest Ford Escape arrival.

2016 Mazda CX-5 release date
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date

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