The current generation of this excellent crossover came recently, but it seems that already 2020 Mazda CX-5 will come with updates. Latest reports suggest that the compact crossover will get various improvements, including a new engine.
The history of this crossover starts in 2012. The company released a new compact crossover which made an instant success. Soon after, it was recognized as one of the class leaders. After five years of production, the company decided to do a redesign. So, we saw even better crossover in 2017. It came with a new design, new technologies, better in many aspects. However, the company already prepares further improvements. So, 2020 CX-5 is about to come with plenty of new things. Naturally, the biggest novelty will be a new engine and this crossover will be some of the first models to get it. Besides new engine, expect several other novelties.
2020 Mazda CX-5 gets a new engine
The biggest novelty for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 will be a new engine for sure. The company develops a new generation of gasoline engines, called SkyActive X. This crossover will be one of the first models to get it, probably right after Mazda 3. Compared to current units, the new engine will come with some significant improvements. It will have a displacement of 2.0 liters, while a max power will go probably around 185-190 horses. For comparison, a current 2.0-liter engine delivers around 155 horses. The new generation will be in a range with a bigger 2.5-liter unit when it comes to power. On the other side, it will be far more efficient. Some reports suggest a 30% compared to the current 2.0-liter engine. Roughly speaking – for a third more power, for a third more economic. Sounds great!
2020 Mazda CX-5 to carry on with current engines
Although we are about to see a completely new engine in the offer, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 will continue to offer current engines for sure. So, along with the new one, there will be three engines that are already proven. The base model will continue with the same 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. An optional 2.5-liter engine has a max output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a diesel engine available in some markets. It has a displacement of 2.2 liters, while max power goes around 173 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque. All engines come with the same six-speed automatic transmission.
Read more about 2019 Mazda CX-5.
2020 Mazda CX-5 design changes
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will come with novelties under the hood, but changes in other aspects are possible as well. While base design characteristics are about to stay unchanged, various tweaks are pretty much certain. We expect to see both exterior and interior changes. Speaking of the exterior design, Mazda will continue to develop its amazing KODO design language. All models from this manufacturer look amazing, but there is always enough room for further improvements. So, we could see some smaller improvements, usual for mid-cycle updates. Most of them should be at the front, but other areas could suffer as well. On the inside, few changes are possible as well. We probably won’t see some bigger revisions on the dash, but new color schemes and some new standard equipment are more than welcome.
2020 Mazda CX-5 release date and price
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will most likely come somewhere late in the next year. Compared to the current model, we don’t expect bigger changes in price. Base models will go around 25.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Chevy Equinox etc.