When it is Mazda, you can well imagine a vehicle that sets the standard of how a car should look, how it should drive and how people inside it should feel. With each new year edition, Mazda takes a step higher than where it was. Hence, we get to see yet more desirable vehicles from the house of Mazda. Take the example of the CX-5 series which has just got its 2020 edition released in the market. The full-size SUV has now packed inside an entire new package of advanced features that touched almost every aspect of the car.
To get a first-hand experience on this new 2020 Mazda CX-5, we visited the Houston Mazda dealer showroom and could find the following features spreading across its lineup.
Our test drive have us enough opportunity to explore all the features as well as its driving capabilities. And what we experienced deserves a hearty note of praise. We can’t but appreciate its accurate steering responses, crisp handling, eager driving dynamics and above all a confidence-boosting performance, that makes the driver feel in control of the vehicle. It won’t be an overstatement if we say, the ride in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 was dreamy and yet gutsy.
What Was Introduced Specially for 2020?
Though apparently Mazda has made only some minor changes to the 2020 year lineup of CX-5, you can find a huge difference because of the introduction of Mazda’s i-Activsense package that zips in a complete suite of advanced driver-assistance features. the good news is, all those features are now made standard across the entire lineup. So, even at the base model of the 2020 mazdaCX-5, your car is protected with the advantages of automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, lane-keeping assist, and lots more. All the new trim models of 2020 now get a new key fob to match the level of modernity the SUV aims to attain. Other than this Mazda has also newly updated the fonts engraved on the interior switches that also appears on the exterior badging. The higher trim models, namely the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature are upgraded with a new 8.0-inch display for their infotainment section.
The standard powertrain of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 consists of a 187-hp making four-cylinder engine that is known for its great throttle response while hustling around the town. To drive with a 250-hp Mazda allows you to opt for a turbocharged version of the same engine that also gives the joy of a quicker acceleration, picking up the speed of 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Both these engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, with an all-wheel drive configuration, which is a lucrative option for the driving enthusiasts.
But the power options don’t end there! For those who are fuel conscious can go for a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine named as Skyactiv-D made available on the Signature model.
But our test drive experiences with each of these engine options of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 at the Mazda dealer near Houston confirms our belief that irrespective of the engine option you choose, Mazda will always guarantee a level of ride quality that will have more than satisfying responses to your driving inputs.