Mazda CX-5 Gets Updated for 2016 Model Year

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Mazda CX-5 Gets Updated for 2016 Model Year

Mazda’s product blitz is in full swing at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Along with the all-new CX-3 crossover and a reworked Mazda6 sedan this independent Japanese automaker has also revealed an updated version of its CX-5.

The goal with this 2016 model-year vehicle was to make it more sophisticated and refined. Outside it wears an updated grille and headlamps, new LED accent lights as well as an enhanced palate of paint colors; nine hues are available. New 19-inch wheels are also offered.

Underneath, the CX-5 benefits from an updated suspension with optimized bushings. This arrangement delivers greater ride comfort and improved interior quietness. As before 2.0- or 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines are on the menu and the larger of this duet should deliver better fuel economy.

Complete 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Moving inside, Mazda’s compact crossover features a reworked cabin with higher-quality materials and more storage cubbies. The seats have also been improved. In addition to all of this the company is also debuting an electronic parking brake, which should save more space.

For technophiles the Mazda Connect system is also available in the 2016 CX-5, the firm’s next-generation connectivity system. In addition, their i-Activsense suite of safety systems is offered. Making things a little easier it includes things like radar-based cruise control and smart brake support.

GALLERY: 2016 Mazda CX-5 Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2016 Mazda CX-5

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  • Bug S Bunny

    Can it still be had with a manual trans?