Big changes could be coming for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 3:12 pm
A photo of the Mazda CX-5 parked in the woods.

Will the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offer a turbocharged engine?

Of the three crossover SUVs in the Mazda lineup at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, the Mazda CX-5 makes a strong case for being the most versatile. It offers a bit more interior space than its Mazda CX-3 sibling, but also isn’t quite as bulky as its Mazda CX-9 stablemate. For the 2019 model year, it appears the automaker is going to be giving the midsize Mazda crossover SUV a boost in performance. So, will the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offer a turbocharged engine? If a recent report from AutoBlog is to be believed, and they’re usually right on the money, yes it will have one. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

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Turbochargers have become fairly common in today’s automotive industry. These components draw more air into the engine which allows it to make more power, but with the added effect of not hurting fuel economy too much. The Mazda6 sedan and Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV both offer turbocharged engines.

Which trims offer it?

According to AutoBlog reporter Joel Stocksdale, Mazda will be adding a turbocharged engine on the top two trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. This will add a bit more enjoyment behind the wheel for drivers of the new Mazda CX-5 in addition to these trims already being among the most well-equipped models in the segment. As for exact output figures, we don’t know just yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

It’s worth noting that the Mazda website has been teasing a diesel-powered engine for some time, but we don’t know how the addition of a turbocharged engine will affect the diesel engine’s availability.

What else is coming?

More horsepower won’t be the only upgrade happening for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Mazda will also be shipping the midsize crossover SUV, at the Touring trim and above, with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. More changes are also likely, but we haven’t been able to find any clues just yet.

You can stay up-to-date on the latest happenings within the Mazda inventory available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown by checking our blog regularly. If you have any questions along the way, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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