2020 Mazda CX-5 Review, Specs, Price, and Release Date

2020 Mazda CX-5 Review, Specs, Price, and Release Date. 2020 Mazda CX-5 follows the market demands but also improves itself for faithful buyers. When the first model was made, in 2012, buyers were attracted by simplicity but in combination with the strong engine and economical power. This time, this compact crossover went further. It has many novelties in design, but most importantly, in engine strength and economy.

The current generation of this excellent crossover came recently, but it seems that already 2020 Mazda CX-5 will come with updates. Latest reports suggest that the compact crossover will get various improvements, including a new engine.

2020 Mazda CX5 Spy Shots

The history of this crossover starts in 2012. The company released a new compact crossover which made an instant success. Soon after, it was recognized as one of the class leaders. After five years of production, the company decided to do a redesign. We saw even better crossover in 2017. It came with a new design, new technologies, better in many aspects. The company already prepares further improvements. 2020 CX-5 is about to come with plenty of new things. Naturally, the biggest novelty will be a new engine and this crossover will be some of the first models to get it. New engine, expect several other novelties.


The most excitement in the new 2020 Mazda CX-5 will surely be the engines. The manufacturer will surely go with the well-known old versions like 2.0-liter petrol unit with 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. There will be found another option, 2.5-liter that produces 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, too. For diesel engines fans there is a perfect 2.2-liter with 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. All of these engines are controlled by six-speed automatic transmission as before. These engines are not what we meant when said “most exciting”. The real surprise will be a new Sky Active engine model, that manufacturer already used in Mazda 3. This engine should be a 2.0-liter petrol model, but with the strength of 185 horsepower (instead of currently 155) and much less fuel consumption. Stronger, and more economical– a perfect combination!

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2020 Mazda CX-5 to carry on with current engines

We are about to see a completely new engine in the offer, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 will continue to offer current engines for sure. Along with the new one, there will be three engines that are already proven. The base model will continue with the same 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. An optional 2.5-liter engine has a max output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. There is a diesel engine available in some markets. It has a displacement of 2.2 liters, while max power goes around 173 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque. All engines come with the same six-speed automatic transmission.


We used to see this crossover similar to Honda CR-V or Hyundai Tucson and according to photos, the manufacturer will not change it much in 2020 Mazda CX-5 either. Knowing that this type of the crossovers attract attention and has a large group of buyers, they will not change it much. There should be changes in design, as the manufacturer announced that they will follow famous KODO design like in other models in this factory, so we expect changes in that field. That, they will also change colors offered with the model and maybe details on the bumpers and lights.


There should not be many changes inside of 2020 Mazda CX-5 if we take the manufacturer seriously. According to the photos, there are a few interesting details, but the overall look should be the same. The dashboard remained the same shape, size and design, fulfilled with the wide lines in chrome. On the other hand, the size of the cabin is also the same, but has new materials in there and surely changed color pallet. The manufacturer also has promised new equipment and improvements.

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2020 Mazda CX5 Redesign

2020 Mazda CX-5 design changes

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will come with novelties under the hood, but changes in other aspects are possible. While base design characteristics are about to stay unchanged, various tweaks are pretty much certain. We expect to see both exterior and interior changes. Speaking of the exterior design, Mazda will continue to develop its amazing KODO design language. All models from this manufacturer look amazing, but there is always enough room for further improvements. We could see some smaller improvements, usual for mid-cycle updates. Most of them should be at the front, but other areas could suffer. On the inside, few changes are possible. We probably won’t see some bigger revisions on the dash, but new color schemes and some new standard equipment are more than welcome.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price

The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 should be on the market in late 2023. The price, according to the manufacturer, should not be much different from the last model. That means $25,000 for the base model. We are sure that this version worth to be mentioned in comparison with the other models in the class as the competition.

Pros and Cons

  • The model gets a new economical but strong engine
  • Manufacturer changes colors that comes with the model
  • The price of the model is still below average
  • There is no clear information about the cabin equipment and improvements

Gallery of 2020 Mazda CX-5