2023 Mazda CX-5 Exterior and Dimensions

Mazda CX-5 Exterior Design Rating

2023 CX-5 Exterior

The exterior styling of the Mazda CX-5 could easily rival that of far more expensive, luxury German counterparts. The Japanese SUV's elegant appearance is attributable to the design that relies on clean lines and a long-snouted design. The front end of the CX-5 boasts a set of redesigned new thin LED headlights that flank a large new gloss-black 3D-mesh-effect grille. The rear is home to equally slim LED taillights, and dual chrome-plated exhaust opening pokes out of the bottom right side. From the Touring model onwards, signature LED lighting, LED DRLs, LED fog lights, and adaptive front lighting are standard. Mazda has gifted even the base model with 17-inch multi-spoke wheels that make it appear far more expensive than it is and higher trims get a 19-inch set. The Carbon Edition is further differentiated by black alloy wheels, black mirror caps and window surrounds, and a black grille surround.

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In terms of its dimensions, the CX-5 is smaller than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Mazda has a 106.2-inch wheelbase and a length of 179.1 inches. It measures 83.3 inches in width with the mirrors included (72.6 inches without them), but the height is dependent on the trim. Most models measure 65.3 inches tall, while the two Turbo trims are 65.6 inches tall. All models have a ground clearance of 7.6 inches except the two Turbos, which are 7.9 inches. At its lightest, the CX-5 weighs 3,728 pounds while turbocharged models are the heaviest with a curb weight of 3,867 lbs.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Exterior Dimensions:

Mazda CX-5 Trims2.5 S2.5 S Select2.5 S Preferred2.5 S Carbon Edition2.5 S Premium2.5 S Premium Plus2.5 Turbo2.5 Turbo Signature
Max Width72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.72.6 in.
Length180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.180.1 in.
Height66.1 in.66.1 in.66.1 in.66.1 in.66.1 in.66.1 in.66.3 in.66.3 in.
Wheelbase106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.106.2 in.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Weight Information:

Mazda CX-5 TrimsCurb Weight
2.5 S3,728 lbs.
2.5 S Select3,728 lbs.
2.5 S Preferred3,728 lbs.
2.5 S Carbon Edition3,728 lbs.
2.5 S Premium3,728 lbs.
2.5 S Premium Plus3,728 lbs.
2.5 Turbo3,867 lbs.
2.5 Turbo Signature3,867 lbs.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Tires:

Front TireP225/65HR17
Rear TireP225/65HR17
Spare TireCompact

2023 Mazda CX-5 Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size17" x 7"

Exterior Colors

There is a total of eight exterior colors to choose from for the CX-5. Of course, some of these are reserved for specific trims. The base Sport trim, for example, can only wear one of four shades: Eternal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica at no cost, or premium options of Rhodium White Metallic ($595) and Soul Red Crystal ($595). Rhodium White is a new addition to the palette and replaces Snowflake White Pearl.

The Carbon Edition models get exclusive access to one hue and one hue only, Polymetal Gray Metallic. The remainder of the trims get access to a broader color palette including Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Sonic Silver at no cost, or Machine Gray Metallic for an extra $595. The top-spec Signature trim does without Sonic Silver. The Polymetal Gray looks absolutely stunning, but we're also partial to Soul Red Crystal - a color that has become somewhat of a signature hue for Mazda.

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Rhodium White Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Polymetal Gray

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