CX-5 initially began back in 2012, and it has grown in popularity ever since then. Several car enthusiasts have relished to the concept of Skyactiv and Kodo innovative technology. After the immense success of previous Mazda CX models, the upcoming 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been drawing a lot of attention. This new model from the Japanese auto manufacturing company will come as 2017 model year.
2017 Mazda CX-5 – Expected Changes
Several enhancements are expected to be introduced in this model, including certain exterior and interior design changes. Mechanical changes will also be included, which should improve the overall performance of the vehicle. With these changes, it is anticipated that the model will turn out to be an even bigger competitor in the market, thus attracting, even more, customers.
The dimensions of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are as follows:
- Length: 178.7 inches
- Breadth: 72.4 inches
- Height: 67.1 inches
The car has a ground clearance of 8.2 inches and such dimensions make it a perfect compact crossover. Upgraded bushings and new shocks are used in suspension. 17-inch wheels are offered with the basic configuration while 19-inch wheels can be installed optionally.
Exterior Design and Styling of 2017 Mazda CX-5
The exterior of this model has been designed keeping in mind the contemporary trends of automotive fashion. On the contour, a significantly large pentagonal grille has been installed with a chrome surround. From the outside, the headlights remain unchanged, but they are different inside. LED headlights are now optionally being offered.
The front end of this SUV gets a larger bumper along with large side air intakes. LED foglights have been fitted quite impressively into these air intakes. Enhancements have been made to the rear view mirrors as well, they now have a different shape and are now equipped with repeaters. The rear end of 2017 Mazda CX-5 gets minor changes. Modifications have been brought to the rear lights and LEDs are now offered optionally.
The most noticeable change in the interior is its center console, which has now become simpler yet more stylish. Integration of a new generation updated multimedia system and control unit for climate system has been done to the console. A modern shape has finally been given to the outdoor tunnel. The ventilation system vents have original chrome frame. The buyer has the option of choosing a decorative effect for the front panel with the choice of aluminum, metal, wood or simply gloss black.
The traditional parking brake lever is no longer present in 2017 Mazda CX-5, and it has been replaced by an electrically controlled parking brake. The extended rear seat has resulted in a more comfortable accommodation for passengers in the second row.
When compared to the previous model, the interior of 2017 CX-5 is relatively quieter. There has been a reduction of 10% cabin noise, as the manufacturer claims. There has been a good salon transformation, which has resulted in a small 14.2 cubic feet trunk being turned into a luggage compartment of 52.9 cubic feet.
2017 Mazda CX-5 – Engine Specification
There hasn’t been any change, as far as the powertrain of this model is concerned. Just like the previous model, 2017 Mazda CX-5 offers two 4-cylinder engines with 2.0 and 2.5 liters of displacement. Both these powertrains will have turbocharged variants. The 2.0-liter engine generates 155 hp of output along with 150 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the 2.5-liter unit produces 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission will be paired with these engines.
As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, 2017 Mazda CX-5 has great fuel economy ratings. The use of SkyActive technology has resulted in good fuel efficiency with its mild bone and a 13:1 ratio of combustion. The smooth and fast response of auto transmission have also played its role in the good mileage of this compact crossover. An average of 29 mpg combined mileage will be offered with FWD variant whereas AWD configuration delivers 28 mpg combined mileage.
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2017 Mazda CX-5 – Release Date and Price
Official release date of 2017 Mazda CX-5 is yet to be revealed, but it is anticipated to arrive in last quarter of 2017. Its price will range from $23,000 to $30,000.