The new 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover will start at $20,695 (plus $795 for destination) for the entry-level model with its SkyActiv four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The base model will include 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, power side mirrors, and automatic headlight shut-off. Inside, the vehicle has push-button start, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio and cruise control.
The optional six-speed automatic transmission version will start at $22,095. All-wheel drive models sticker at $23,345. A $400 Bluetooth audio package is available and includes phone and audio connectivity, and a 5.8-inch touch-screen display.
The Touring model starts at $23,895 with front-wheel drive or $25,145 for all-wheel drive. Standard features in the Touring version include the Bluetooth package, fog lamps, upgraded seat fabric, rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring system, and a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
The Grand Touring model adds 19-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and a moonroof. Inside there are heated front seats, an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, dual-zone climate, and satellite radio. Pricing for the front-wheel drive Grand Touring model starts at $27,045 or $28,295 for all-wheel-drive.
We have driven the CX-5, finding that it melds practicality, fuel economy, and styling with a dash of exuberant handling. Check out the video below for our first impressions.
The Mazda CX-5 arrives at dealerships this spring.