2018 Mazda CX-5 Spy Shot and Prototype Models

2018 Mazda CX5 2018 mazda cx 5 skyactiv d diesel confirmed for us
2018 Mazda CX5 2018 mazda cx 5 skyactiv d diesel confirmed for us

2018 Mazda CX-5 2018 mazda cx 5 skyactiv d diesel confirmed for us

2018 Mazda CX-5 Spy Shot and Prototype Models – Since its arrival in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 SUV has been widely appreciated for its athletic style, strained handling and high performance. Yet it is one of the oldest models of the Mazda range.

2018 Mazda CX-5 New Design Review

It seems that the replacement of Mazda CX-5 is en route. The current model, although a few years at this point, is still one of our favorite crosses on the market. Its combination of beautiful style, functionality and a real fun nature to drive makes it a winner in our hearts. Hopefully this new model does not deviate too much from this winning recipe.

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Fortunately, the recent spy shots suggest that a new 2018 Mazda CX-5 is in the works, so let’s take an illustrated and prototype-based preliminary design in Mazda’s next family car. The general shape is the same as the current model, but the curves are a little tighter and look similar to the new CX-9 and CX-4 in Chinese only. The grid loses the horizontal bars for a deep mesh pattern, while the whole fascia appears to be straighter. The headlights and taillights appear to be thinner and slightly re-sculpted versions of the current shape.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Powertrains

A version injected by the urea of ​​the European Mazda market, which breaks down sequentially on 2.2-liter diesel-powered four-cylinder engines exclusively for the company’s six-speed automatic transmission. Revisions to the design and injection strategy of the engine injector will help the 2.2 to exceed the 173 horsepower it realizes in the rest of the world. Drivability and NVH will also be improved compared to this engine, which eliminates 310 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Interior

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and there has been a noticeable increase in the quality of the design and materials used, but on the Maxx Sport and Touring variants we found that there is still a bit too much hard plastic in places You are likely to touch, like on the lower door panels and center console. Indeed being able to see the seam in the plastic on the center console in the Maxx Sport that we tested was a bit disappointing for what is otherwise a much improved cab.

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But, it’s still not perfect. The Mazda seven-inch entertainment unit sits at the top of the dashboard, making it very easy to watch while driving, and this is not particularly affected by glare. However, this is not a touch screen unit and must be controlled by the rotary knob and the shortcut buttons down on the center console, which requires looking from time to time. There is also no Apple Car Play or Android Auto that is disappointing because the unit in the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is not too feature rich.

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Competition

With the sale of definitively permanent diesel stop from VW, Mazda could win buyers who can not resist a modern oil burner. The Kia Niro Hybrid will offer similar or greater efficiency to a slightly less cargo space and a much lower driver involvement. The rest of the crossover line with choices that lack the effectiveness of this 2018 Mazda CX-5, its driving character or both.