2016 Mazda CX-5 Changes & Improvements

By | 08/16/2014

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be released by the fall of the next year. The new model will represent a carryover, so the changes will not be dramatic. However, the new model will receive certain updates which will surely improve the impression it makes on the audience. To start with, the new crossover will have a refreshed appearance. This change will surely attract more buyers, though in our opinion, the model’s design was practically flawless, so the CX-5 didn’t need such a change. In addition, the new exterior will be followed by a new interior, which will also receive a mild update. Also, there are rumors about the possible new equipment the new CX-5 might offer. As for the powertrain, the manufacturer has not made any announcements about this issue yet. This leaves a lot of space for speculations. The possible scenarios are that the crossover will either carry over the current engine lineup unchanged, or it could keep the mills, but have their performance improved. Any bigger novelties on this matter, such as brand new units, are highly unlikely since the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will only have a mid-cycle update. However, we are sure that the powertrain will be more than enough the meet the demands of even the most fastidious buyer.

Current CX-5

Current CX-5

Fresh Appearance And Interior Updates

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 will, like we mentioned earlier, have a new refreshed appearance. The updates will be made through the details which means that the current shape and size of the model will stay unchanged. Since the CX-5 is, like any other Mazda, a beautiful model as it is, these small improvements will only make it look more attractive and unique. Most of the new details will be placed on the front. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 will feature new bumpers, a revised grille and slightly updated headlights. The model will surely look even more stunning than before. Also, there are new turn signals on the side mirrors, which is a good example of how detailed the designers are. The overall impression of the new model will not differ much from the current one, but it will look more up-to-date and aggressive. The mere fact that this is a Mazda model is enough for any car fan to explain the uniqueness and quality of its exterior design. As for the interior, the new 2016 CX-5 will have its cabin slightly improved, though the specifics of its change are unknown at the moment. In addition, some sources claim that the new crossover will feature the new generation of the Mazda Connect system.

2015-Mazda-CX-5-side-view

Current CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5 Powertrain

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 powertrain details are unknown at the moment. The new model might keep the current engine lineup, which is more than good. The current model offers two possible engines. The first one is a 2.0-liter inline-four unit that produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque.  This engine is available with the Sport trim. The second option is the 2.5-liter inline-four mill which generates 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The latter comes with either Touring or Grand Touring trims. These units might carry over these specs, or they could be tuned up. Since that is unknown at the time, we will have to wait a bit more to find out. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 will offer both front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive.

2016 Mazda CX-5 Premiere

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 will have its premiere this fall, while its release should happen next fall.  The model will represent a 2016 model. As for the price, it is still unknown, and it depends highly on the powertrain choice. If the new model sticks to the current engine lineup, tuned or not, its price is not likely to change drastically.

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