The CX-5 was the primary vehicle in the portfolio of Mazda to get the Kodo Soul in Motion design lingo of the brand, which has since converted well across the Mazda 6 and the Mazda 3, in addition to the novel MX-5 Miata and future CX-3. It is not as fair as overwrought as the earlier smiley-face blueprint, but it is not extremely aggressive, as well, either. Instead, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 features a simple, attractive, athletic styling, making it one among the most beautiful vehicles in its class.
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New Mazda CX-5 2016 Redesign
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with the unique sweptback headlights and a vertical five-point grille, and its side profile also separates it from other vehicles in its class. In spite of the deep trailing roof spoiler and the raked tailgate, the 2016 CX-5 is still inclined to disappear in a row of correspondingly proportioned crossovers. For the year 2016, the new CX-5 comes with a redesigned grille, with horizontal slats, painted in gray color, generating a new touch.
The headlight elements of the vehicle have been revamped, with LED running bulbs, which are currently being incorporated in the Technology Package. The taillights of the new CX-5 also get LED lights by way of the Technology Package. The exterior colors palette of Mazda remains attractively basic, such as two reds, two whites, and two blues, gray, silver and black. The automaker has also updated the design of the current 19-inch wheels available in the current CX-5. The external dimensions of the new CX-5 include 179.3 x 72.4 x 65.7 inches in length, width and height respectively, with the wheelbase of 106.3 inches and an overall curb weight of 3564 lbs.
The changes in the interior are generally technology-based, but the automaker has made a few changes to improve the materials and details, as well. To generate some additional room in the center console of the vehicle, the automatic parking brake has been restored by a slighter electronic brake switch. The most recent infotainment setup, the Mazda Connect, is also included. Furthermore, the new vehicle comes with the cargo volume of 34 cubic feet and a passenger volume of 102 cubic feet. The color of the center stack and the dashboard is black, surfaced in flexible-touch plastic materials, with either sand beige or black cloth upholstery or parchment or black leather.
Engine and Specs
Under the hood, the new Mazda CX-5 engine will be equipped with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine to get the required power of 155 HP and a maximum required torque. This engine is mated to a six-rated manual transmission for the front-wheel drive models.
Buyers, who would like to get more power, can opt for the higher-end models of the new CX-5, such as Touring, which is equipped with a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine to get the additional power of 184 HP. This engine is mated to a six-rated automatic transmission only with a manual shifting style.
The engines offer better acceleration to the new CX-5 that makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 7.7 seconds, with a top speed of 120 mph. The new vehicle is expected to offer a mileage of 24 mpg when it is driven within the city and 30 mpg when it runs on the highways, with the combined mileage of 23 mpg.
Release date and Price
The 2016 CX-5 will be released for sale from Mazda during the concluding part of 2015, with the starting price that varies between $22,615 and $25,265, according to the optional features and the model.
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