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Mazda has announced that the all-new 2013 CX-5 Sport compact crossover will start at $20,695. While the CX-5 is priced well below the segment sales leaders, the new compact crossover will still feature the latest in Mazda SkyActiv Technology.
Paired with the SkyActiv-MT six-speed manual transmission and the SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine, the CX-5 produces 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm is capable of delivering 35 mpg highway or 29 mpg combined. This figure represents the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid SUV sold in North America.
Competitively priced and frugal at the tank, the CX-5 offers luxurious amenities as well. Featuring the SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis, Mazda ensures a rigid structure that is both quiet and impact-absorbing. In automatic transmission trim, the CX-5 will start at $22,095 while Mazda’s active torque-split AWD system will start at $23,345. A Bluetooth Audio Package featuring hands-free phone and audio connectivity, HD radio, and a 5.8-inch infotainment monitor, is available for an additional $400.
The CX-5 Sport also offering 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio package along with fog lamps, upgraded cloth seats, adjustable driver’s seat, rearview camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio button controls, and a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system.
A step above, the CX-5 Touring pulls out all the stops. The Technology Package offers an in-dash TomTom based navigation system, auto-dimming mirrors with Homelink, auto-leveling and pivoting xenon headlights and rain-sensing wipers. The Moonroof/Bose audio package adds a moonroof plus a 9-speaker surround sound Bose system. The Touring FWD starts at $23,895 while the AWD is priced at $25,145.
For the creme de la creme, the CX-5 Grand Touring features 19 inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, and heated outside mirrors. Inside, find a leather appointed interior with heated, eight way adjustable seats with lumbar support and dual-zone climate. The Grand Touring FWD starts at $27,045, and $28,295 for the AWD.