Mazda’s 2013 CX-5 compact SUV will have a starting manufacturer suggested retail price of $22,995 when it goes on sale in Canada in February.
The all-new Mazda CX-5 will be available in three trim levels: entry-level GX, mid-grade GS and top trim GT. All 2013 CX-5 compact SUVs are equipped with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre gasoline engine, which features the world’s highest compression ratio for a mass-produced vehicle at 13:1.
The CX-5 also is the lightest compact SUV in its class, weighing in at a total curb weight of 1,459 kg for entry models and up to 1,555 kg for premium trim levels. With its all-new 4-2-1 exhaust system, CX-5 delivers 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm; redline is reached at 6,500 rpm.
There is a choice of transmissions in either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic, a 900 kg (2,000 lb) towing capacity, and an optional all-new all-wheel drive system.
The CX-5 offers the best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in Canada at 5.7 litres per 100 km, outperforming many hybrids. Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission are rated with a fuel economy of 7.8 L/100km in the city and 5.7 L/100km on the highway.
When equipped with the optional SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive models receive a fuel consumption rating of 7.7/6.1 L/100km. SKYACTIV-Drive is standard on all-wheel-drive models, which return an estimated fuel economy rating of 8.0/6.4 L/100km.
Starting at $22,995, the entry-level CX-5 GX trim comes with an extensive list of standard safety features including an Anti-Lock Brake System with EBFD and Brake Assist, hill hold assist, advanced dual front air bags, front seat side air bags and side air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. AWD is available as an option on GX and GS trim levels, and comes standard on the GT trim. A Convenience Package is offered for the GX, which adds features such as 17″ alloy wheels, privacy glass, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with Audio Profile, HD radio, and a 5.8” colour display screen.
Starting at $27,895, standard equipment on the GS includes everything from the GX with Convenience Package and automatic transmission and adds even more features such as a power moonroof, foglights, Blind Spot Monitoring System and rearview camera.
For the GT, which starts at $32,495, additional features become standard equipment, such as 19” alloy wheels, intelligent key system, and a BOSE audio system with 9 speakers. An available Technology Package further enhances the already-luxurious standard features of the GT, adding Bi-Xenon headlights, Adaptive Front Lighting System, auto headlamp levelling, TomTom-based navigation system, and SIRIUS Satellite radio.