Front view of red 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature

What’s Under The Hood of the 2020 Mazda CX-5?

2020 Mazda CX-5 Engine Options and Performance Specs

Small crossover SUVs are the most versatile and pragmatic vehicles in the automotive market, but they don’t evoke as much passion to drive as other segments do. The new Mazda CX-5, however, is the exception that proves the rule. This sharp and sporty model is more engaging to drive that most of its competitors, being the perfect partner for those drivers who crave more power in a family hauler. Join Maple Shade Mazda as we explore the 2020 Mazda CX-5 engine options and performance specs.


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Engine Options

The new CX-5 has two engine options to choose from. The standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine has great throttle response and can suit most drivers’ needs with its 187 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. In case you desire more acceleration, you can opt for the turbocharged version found in the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims, which delivers up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.

Drivetrain options

Both engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, but the turbo version can only be had with all-wheel drive, while the base engine comes standard with front-wheel drive and offers all-wheel drive as an option. The i-ACTIVE AWD helps predict when extra traction might be needed by monitoring factors like outside temperature, throttle input or steering patterns. Then it sends torque to the tires that can use it best.

Side view of gray metallic 2020 Mazda CX-5
2020 Mazda CX-5 steering wheel and infotainment display

Driving Dynamics

The CX-5 shines when it comes to driving enjoyment. Whether you decide to go on twisting roads or crowded streets, the standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system will help deliver precise steering and composed cornering. This technology adjusts power and shifts the vehicle weight to give the tires a better grip and increase responsiveness.

Fuel Economy

Few models in the segment offer better gas mileage than the CX-5. When equipped with the base engine and front-wheel drive, this SUV gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive drops both figures by 1 mpg. The turbocharged engine has a mileage rating of 22 and 27 mpg respectively.

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Are you ready to hit the roads of Maple Shade, NJ with the new Mazda CX-5? You can search through our online inventory to see the in-stock models we have available and find the right option for you. Would you like to learn more about this mighty SUV? Contact us with any questions or requests and we will get back to you real quick. At Maple Shade Mazda, your satisfaction is important to us.