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2019 Mazda CX-5 Finally Gets a Turbo Engine

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has finally debuted with a new turbo engine, addressing one of the common complaints about the crossover.

The refreshed CX-5 gains the option of a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque from just 2,000 rpm (using premium fuel), which is a lot for its class. This engine was first offered in the CX-9 and can also be found in the Mazda6. The naturally aspirated engine will continue to be offered as a base engine, and it’s still pretty good, but the CX-5 has been begging for a turbo to really compliment its fun driving dynamics.

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Mazda is still proudly not offering a CVT — a six-speed automatic is still the transmission of choice for the CX-5. G-Vectoring Control Plus (the company’s unique torque vectoring system) is also now standard on all CX-5s. In addition, Mazda has made tweaks to the suspension and steering to further enhance the sportiness and luxury vibe the Japanese brand is so well known for.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available, which addresses another one of our complaints with the CX-5. Other new features include folding side mirrors, a customizable digital gauge cluster, and ventilated front seats.

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 goes on sale this fall and will also be available in a new Signature trim. The Mazda CX-5 was AutoGuide.com‘s Utility Vehicle of the Year for 2018.

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