The 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5

Even though the Mazda CX-5 went through a major redesign for 2017, it still received a few updates for 2018, including new standard features and improved efficiency.

One of the most notable changes this year is the addition of cylinder-deactivation technology on its 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine. This means that when the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is cruising at speed and does not require much power, two of the cylinders will shut down to improve fuel efficiency. This brings its EPA-estimated fuel economy rating up to 25 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.*

Each trim level this year also receives new standard equipment. The base Sport models now include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Buyers can also opt for the available i-Activesense package that includes automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more.

The Touring and Grand Touring models add in the available i-Activesense package as standard. This package includes active lane control, full-speed automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warnings. The cream of the crop Grand Touring model includes a power front passenger seat and a memory positioning driver seat. All-wheel drive is still available on all trim levels.

Standard safety features this year include blind-spot monitoring, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alerts. This is in addition to veteran features like a rearview camera, traction and stability control, airbags, and anti-lock brakes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the Mazda CX-5 a 2018 Top Safety Pick thanks to its “good” crash test scores across the board. It also earned a “superior” rating for its front crash prevention and an “acceptable” rating for its headlights.

The available Active Driving Display puts vital driving and vehicle information right within the driver’s line-of-sight. This can keep the driver better focused on the road by minimizing other distractions. Plus, with the prediction i-ACTIV AWD®, the driver can feel more confident in all driving conditions. This system automatically adjusts the traction and sends to each wheel, as needed.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available at three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Each trim is available in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations.


2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport

  • Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Performance: 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 25/31/28 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD), 24/30/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined (AWD)*
  • Exterior Features: Dual exhaust outlets with bright finish, Daytime Running Lights, Auto-off headlights, Body-color power side mirrors with integrated turn signals, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Variable-intermittent windshield wipers, Body-color rear roof spoiler, Intermittent rear wiper/washer, Roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna, Body-color door handles, LED headlights
  • Interior Features: Six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Cloth-trimmed seats, Air conditioning with pollen filter, Leather-wrapped gear selector, Four-way manual adjustable front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down and reclining rear seatback
  • Radio and Technology: Dual front USB inputs, Push Button Start, MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Remote keyless illuminated entry system with “answer back” feature, AM/FM/MP3 four-speaker audio system with automatic level control, 12-volt power outlets, 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, Auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, HD Radio™, Rearview Camera


2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring

-Adds to or replaces features on Sport-

  • Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Performance: 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 25/31/28 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD), 24/30/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined (AWD)*
  • Exterior Features: LED Headlights with auto-leveling, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, High Beam Control, Auto on/off headlights, Rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Interior Features: Six-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, Dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter, Heated front seats, Leatherette seats with Lux Suede® inserts, Six-way manual front passenger seat with seat height adjuster
  • Radio and Technology: Dual front and rear USB inputs, Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System, AM/FM/MP3 six-speaker audio system with automatic level control


2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

-Adds to or replaces features on Touring-

  • Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Performance: 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 25/31/28 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD), 24/30/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined (AWD)*
  • Exterior Features: Adaptive Front-lighting System, LED Combination tail lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, Power Rear Liftgate with programmable height adjustment, LED fog lights, Body-color heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Interior Features: Eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and two-position memory, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, Six-way power front passenger seat, Leather-trimmed seats, Power sliding-glass moonroof with one-touch-open feature and interior sunshade
  • Radio and Technology: Mazda Navigation System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 4-month trial subscription, Bose® 10-speaker audio system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2


Standard Safety Features

  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
  • LATCH rear seat child safety seat anchors & upper tether anchors
  • Front side-impact airbags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Advanced front air bags with seat belt-use, passenger-weight sensors
  • Smart City Brake Support

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 isn’t as popular as it is by accident — it offers superior driving dynamics along with a long list of premium features, including both standard and available active safety systems. Experience all the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has to offer with a test drive at Mazda of Bedford.

*Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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