2020 Mazda CX-5 Receives Significant Updates
One of the questions that gets asked with every model year update is “what’s new?” This is a fair question. If you’re going to spend a lot of money on a brand-new vehicle, it needs to differentiate itself from the previous year’s model. So, that begs the question…how has the CX-5 changed? After being listed the best crossover SUV in Car and Driver’s 2019 “10Best” list, the 2020 CX-5 takes the same spot for the 2020 list. That means Mazda is doing something right. Let’s take a look:
What’s new on the 2020 Mazda CX-5?
The 2020 CX-5 keeps much what made the 2019 version so good. However, they are a few notable upgrades:
- New Mazda i-Activsense safety suite standard features
- Updated infotainment features on upper trims
- More torque from 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Let’s dive a little deeper into the changes.
Upgraded Safety Features
All CX-5 models now have a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, and lane-keep assist. These features helped it receive a five-star rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS.
Updated Infotainment System
Buyers of the upper trims can expected an 8-inch infotainment display (improved from the base 7.0-inch one), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a nav system, a 7-inch LCD gauge cluster, satellite radio, four USB ports, and a custom 10-speaker premium Bose speaker system.
The new CX-5 model’s engine has been tuned to perform even better than before. It still puts out 250 horsepower, but the torque has been increased to 320 lb-ft. This is a significant increase over the 2019 CX-5. The non-turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine still performs the same as prior years.