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Pricing: 2013 Mazda CX-5 to start at $20,695

Consumer Reports News: February 06, 2012 04:53 PM

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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.

EPA rates 2013 Mazda CX-5 fuel economy top in class
First look video: Mazda CX-5
First drive: 2013 Mazda CX-5

Liza Barth

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