The 2016.5 Mazda CX-5: Performance Specs

2016.5 Mazda CX-5

Nowadays, one of the main focuses of compact SUV manufacturing is practical fuel-efficiency – and Mazda is leading the charge with the CX-5. Offering two engines and two transmissions, the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 SUV’s performance is nothing short of extraordinary. Standard SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY gives the CX-5 SUV a fuel-efficiency boost, while a wealth of clever handling features, such as optional i-ACTIV AWD®, keep you in control at every turn.

SKYACTIV® Power and Fuel-Efficiency

Like its Mazda siblings, the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 SUV is driven by SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY – a Mazda-specific form of engineering that compresses an engine’s air-fuel mixtures beyond what other manufacturers thought possible. Unprecedented power and efficiency are the marks of a Mazda, and more specifically, the CX-5. When you select the CX-5, you’ll have two engine options:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 RedSKYACTIV®-G 2.0L 4-Cylinder: Standard on the Sport, this engine is capable of 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than Mazda’s former 2.0L. So, when you’re pushing 155 hp and 150 lb-ft, you’ll still benefit from an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway.

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-Cylinder: This compact powerhouse comes standard on the Touring and Grand Touring, and generates 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, you can expect to earn 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

Quick-Witted Handling Technologies

The CX-5 also offers two transmissions: a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual and a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic with manual-shift mode and Sport Mode. Whether you enjoy the control of a manual or the seamlessness of an automatic, the CX-5 lets you customize your drive. During low-speed maneuvers, Electronic Power Assist Steering keeps you on course without impeding fuel economy. Meanwhile, MacPherson Strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar helps the CX-5 maintain its natural poise on sharp turns. Other notable performance features include:

  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist

  • 17- to 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires

  • 11.7-inch vented front/11.9-inch solid rear disc brakes

  • Multi-link rear suspension with a stabilizer bar

  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System

Available i-ACTIV AWD®

Optional for the CX-5, the i-ACTIV AWD® All-Wheel Drive System revolutionizes driver control, safety, and fuel economy. Through rainy, snowy, and rocky conditions alike, this intelligent, fully-autonomous system uses a network of sensors to predict, measure, and transfer the appropriate amount of torque to the front/rear wheels. Carefully measured torque allocation keeps the CX-5 SUV’s tires planted on the road, and prevents slippage in any direction. In normal conditions, i-ACTIV AWD® behaves much like a front-wheel drive system, which benefits you at the gas pump.

Test Drive the CX-5 Today!

The 2016.5 CX-5 SUV’s smart, fuel-minded performance is just one of many aspects of its personality that sets it apart from the rest. To learn more about this incredible family vehicle, contact Tracy Mazda today! Our Mazda experts are available to assist you from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday!

*Some 2016 model year images shown.