Restyled to keep it in line with its younger sibling, the CX-3.
After just two years on the market, Mazda has decided to freshen up the CX-5. The SUV’s modest facelift has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show this week, with the modest changes made to keep the car in line with its new baby brother – the just-unveiled CX-3. The most obvious exterior changes include a restyled chrome-slated front grille, new LED headlamp graphics, fresh-looking 19-inch alloys and smart foglamp surrounds. The color palatte has also been extended to include Titanium Flash Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic.
Inside, an electric handbrake helps tidy up the new center console, while metallic trims and new materials give the cabin a more upscale feel. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 also gets bigger storage compartments, a Mazda Connect infotainment system and additional sound proofing making for a quieter cabin at highway speeds. In the US, buyers will have to choose between a 2.0-liter gasoline unit with 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.5-liter unit with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft on tap.