2017 Mazda CX-5 Everything We Know So Far


The 2017 Mazda CX-5 was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This car draw a lot of attention of the fans, with its quite appealing design. Mazda decided to equip their new vehicle with cutting-edge technologies, whereas the sharp body lines give this car an aggressive look. What is great for the customers and drivers that are looking for a new car in this segment is that the new Mazda probably won’t be too expensive and most of the people will be able to afford one.


The first thought that comes to your mind when you see the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is that it resembles the larger Mazda CX-9 SUV. The Japanese automaker completely overhauled the new vehicle, and they created its body style with KODO – Soul of Motion design scheme. Because of this, the CX-5 will look polished and genteel, but at the same time tough.


Among the changes, we can notice that it has been lowered down and now it is closer to the ground compared to the previous model. Also, the A-pillars are in a different position, which allows the passengers to have a better view. The headlights are narrow and sharp, while Japanese company signature wing is, of course, present. Overall, the exterior design looks tremendous which has been confirmed with many positive reviews and excellent feedback.

Color and Body

Mazda adds a new paint color named Soul Red Crystal, and the CX-5 will be the first car painted in this color, but we expect it to definitely appear on some other Mazda’s vehicles. The new model will have a body with 15.5 percent improvement in torsional rigidity compared to its predecessor as this has been achieved with the ultra-high-tensile steel that is added to the frame, so is the latest tech which purpose is to eliminate body roll and float. Rigid steering mount and MacPherson struts in the front are also some innovations you can see on the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Engine Options

The US buyers will have a chance to opt for three different engine options. Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5, you can find two gasoline units and one diesel. All units are part of the SKYACTIVE family and have 2.0 and 2.5-liter displacement in case of petrol powerplant while the diesel comes with 2.2-liter I4 setup. These engines are combined with two transmission options. The first one is a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic, whereas the second one is a six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox. Moreover, the i-ACTIV AWD system is also offered within the range.

What is interesting is the fact that the 2017 version will be the first Mazda’s car in the North America with the clean diesel unit. According to the car company this option will be “one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class.” In order to reduce noise in the cabin Mazda will use Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control.

New Mazda CX-5 Interior Design

The interior design is simple but very fashionable. Although there are some repetitive shapes in the cabin, you can find natural wood and clean metals. Pure white, black leather and black fabric are options for the interior, and you will be getting enough room for five people.


All of the passengers and especially the driver will have easy access to all controls in the vehicle. The seats have been made with high-damping urethane, which means that the road vibration will be better neutralized than on the last model. The rear seats have a two-step reclining mechanism, and the heaters are optional for the second row.

Features and Safety

First of all, there is a 7-inch infotainment screen that is in the central position, but high on the dashboard. The infotainment system is placed a bit lower on the previous model and the reason for this change, according to Mazda, is that the driver doesn’t have to take his eyes off the road that much if he wants to check something. The display is a high-resolution 4.6-inch color TFT liquid crystal.

The Mazda Connect system helps you connect your smartphone and allows internet access. You also have a hands-free calling function as an option while the 10-speeker audio system was developed in cooperation with Bose promising high-quality reproduction.

Speaking of the safety features, we have a cruise control which is radar-based and traffic sign recognition technology. The body (hood and the front bumper) has also been designed in that way to prevent more serious injuries.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 will go on sale in Japan in February 2017. The North American market will have a chance to get their version in the spring next year. The price remains unknown, but we do not expect to see major jumps over the previous version.