The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 may look like the outgoing model, but the changes go deep and are, indeed, substantial. Although the styling updates may seem subtle, the new CX-5 is both longer and lower than the previous version. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mostly carries over; output for the 2017 model is 187 horsepower. Mazda has hinted that a diesel engine will come to the U.S. Mazda says the 2017 models also get an enhanced stability control system. A six-speed automatic is the only available transmission. The previous CX-5 was a strong competitor in the compact SUV category. Mazda’s approach always highlighted the fun-to-drive factor but also brought a noisy cabin, a somewhat rough ride, and a confusing infotainment system. Pricing starts from $24,000 and reaches over $30,000 with the top trim.