CARS.COM — Mazda’s redesigned 2017 CX-5 compact SUV goes on sale in late March up in cost from the 2016 model year. A price of $24,985, including the $940 destination charge, and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission are new standard features on the base Sport model.
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In 2016, the base front-wheel-drive CX-5 Sport came with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission; the automatic was a $1,800 option that included the 2.5-liter engine. All CX-5 models now come with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic. Mazda says a 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder is scheduled to arrive in the fall.
With the 2.5-liter and automatic now standard, the base price for 2017 is $2,290 higher, but on a comparably equipped basis, the increase is $490.
Base price on the all-wheel-drive Sport also is $490 higher at $26,285. Touring models are $740 higher at $26,855 for FWD and $28,155 for AWD. Prices are up by $865 on the Grand Touring models to $30,335 for front drive and $31,635 for AWD (all prices include destination).
The CX-5 crossover is Mazda’s best-selling model, and like the previous generation, the new version seats five in two rows. The new styling resembles the previous version’s while incorporating some design features of the larger, three-row CX-9 SUV.
Standard equipment on the Sport includes push-button start, LED headlights, a backup camera, city-speed automatic braking, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, the Mazda Connect multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen, and two USB ports.
Touring models add a standard blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, auto-leveling LED headlights, keyless entry, rear USB ports, and other comfort and convenience features. The Grand Touring trim has leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels and adaptive headlights among its standard features.