Facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5 Will Start At $25,900 with Standard AWD
Mazda has released full details and specs on the 2022 CX-5, and it’s a lot more value-packed than we thoughtby Isaac Atienza, on LISTEN 06:13
Just a few months after its global reveal, Mazda USA has officially released every single detail we need to know about the 2022 CX-5, including pricing, powertrain choices, and features across its entire lineup.
As a recap, the Mazda CX-5 has been facelifted for the 2022 model year. The most noticeable changes were made to the car’s front and rear ends. Adopting the latest ethos of Mazda’s Kodo design language, the CX-5 comes with a new grille, squintier LED headlights and taillights, a new tailgate design, and a new set of alloy wheels.
While the interior looks relatively unchanged, Mazda has given the [art192878] new seats that promote a more comfortable and natural driving position. Underneath the skin, the structure has been made more rigid, while the suspension has been retuned for better ride comfort. Additionally, the standard six-speed automatic has been calibrated to be more responsive.
The range kicks off with the CX-5 2.5 S for a modest $25,900. While this represents a $530 increase over the previous base model CX-5, the mere fact that all-wheel drive (AWD) is now standard—which used to be a $1,400 optional extra—means you actually save $870 this year when getting this variant.
Apart from the standard AWD, this model also comes with automatic on/off LED headlights with automatic high beams, push-button start, fabric seats, manually-adjustable front seats, 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system, four-speaker audio system, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of advanced driver-assistance features also comes as standard, which bundles a long list of features:
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Smart Brake Support
- Advanced Smart City Brake Support
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keep Assist.
One notch above the CX-5 2.5 S is the 2.5 S Select, which costs $27,900. This variant adds leatherette seats, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, smart entry, heated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a six-speaker audio system.
For $29,160, you can get the CX-5 2.5 S Preferred. With this amount of coin, you will now enjoy features such as a sunroof, powered tailgate, powered front passenger seat, black or silk beige leather upholstery, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.
The $30,280 Carbon Edition returns this 2022 for the CX-5, and this is your only ticket to getting the Polymetal Gray paint. On top of this, the Carbon Edition comes with black 19-inch wheels, gloss black side mirrors and grille, black or red leather interior, red stitching on the steering wheel and shifter, and gloss black trims on the instrument panel and doors.
The fourth variant with a non-turbo 2.5-liter gasoline engine is the 2.5 S Premium, and this starts at $32,310. Splurging for this variant adds a 10-speaker Bose sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a three-month trial, paddle shifters, and a 7-inch partly-digital gauge cluster. As for its exterior, you now finally benefit from LED daytime running lights and taillights, silver 19-inch alloy wheels, an adaptive front-lighting system (swiveling LED headlights), and dual heated door mirrors.
This is also the variant where the new Mi-Drive (Mazda Intelligent Drive Select) is now offered, and this gives you the benefit of switching the vehicle between Normal, Off-Road, and Sport mode as you wish.
Topping off the 2.5-liter non-turbo range is the $33,950 2.5 S Premium Plus. This variant benefits from a color head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer, and even heated rear seats.
If the 2.5 S variants aren’t fast enough for your needs, then you can splurge for the CX-5 2.5 Turbo for $36,400, or the range-topping CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature for $38,650. The former comes with gloss black exterior cladding, gloss black exterior trims, black metallic 19-inch wheels, wireless charger, along with black or parchment leather upholstery with red accents.
The CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature, on the other hand, comes with body-colored cladding, Caturra Brown Nappa Leather upholstery, genuine wood trims, front and rear parking sensors, 360-degree camera, built-in Mazda Navigation System, and Traffic Sign Recognition. This variant also benefits from more i-Activsense driver-assist tech in the form of Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Jam Assist, and Driver Attention Alert.
As for engines, the 2.5 S variants are powered by a non-turbo 2.5-liter gasoline engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter turbo motor, on the other hand, produces 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when using 93 octane fuel or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque when using 87 octane fuel.
|CX-5 2.5 S||$25,900|
|CX-5 2.5 S Select||$27,900|
|CX-5 2.5 S Preferred||$29,160|
|CX-5 2.5 S Carbon Edition||$30,280|
|CX-5 2.5 S Premium||$32,310|
|CX-5 2.5 S Premium Plus||$33,950|
|CX-5 2.5 Turbo||$36,400|
|CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature||$38,650|
This is a lot of information to take in, but at least you’re assured that there’s a CX-5 variant that suits every single need. Interested? The 2022 Mazda CX-5 will officially arrive in U.S. dealers this winter.