|Just in time for Christmas, Mazda U.S.A. has announced pricing and packaging for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, adding value and reducing complexity in CX-5’s trim level structure.|
New for the mid-model year, a backup camera is now standard on all trim levels equipped with Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. CX-5 Touring versions gain standard navigation and heated front seats. CX-5 Grand Touring versions also add navigation as standard equipment.
Previously, CX-5’s backup camera was part of the Rear View Camera Package on the CX-5 Sport trim level. Navigation was available in the CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring Technology Packages.
As with the 2016 CX-5, the entry-level Sport version comes standard with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine that makes 155 horsepower. It is paired with a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. CX-5 Sport versions equipped with Mazda’s six-speed automatic transmission come with a more powerful SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine, Mazda CONNECT infotainment and a seven-inch color monitor with Commander control knob.
In addition to the CX-5 Sport versions equipped with an automatic transmission, CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring versions feature Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and come with a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine.
All trim levels are available with standard front-wheel drive or available predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive that uses 27 sensors to read outside weather and temperature conditions up to 200 times per second to adjust how torque is distributed.
Pricing for the 2016 CX-5 trim levels runs from 21,795 till 29,870 USD. Additionally, new packages available include the BOSE/Moonroof Package Touring at 1,130, Touring Technology Package Touring, which requires the Bose/Moonroof package to be installed, is valid for an additional 1,275 dollars, Grand Touring Technology Package Grand Touring at 1,155, i-ACTIVSENSE Package Grand Touring (Requires Grand Touring Technology Package) at 1,500, Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint All Except Sport MT at 200 and Soul Red Metallic Paint All Except Sport MT at 300.
Edited: Mazda USA