2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 

2018 Mazda CX-5 in Red vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 in Red

When trying to decide between model years, the choice can be difficult. Often, it can be confusing to decipher the exact benefits of certain model years and what type of updates took place from model year to model year. That is why, here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, we make the research process easier on you. We create easy-to-use model year comparisons, so you can see just what types of updates took place for the new model year and what each version of the vehicle will offer. Today, we're taking a look at the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison. 

For the new model year of the Mazda CX-5, the midsize crossover saw updates in styling, technology, and performance. Each model year of the Mazda CX-5 has proved to be valuable and capable, with the 2017 and 2018 model years as no exceptions. Drivers of the 2018 model year will find a revised trim level spectrum and new standard features in every model grade, the new Mazda CX-5 is brining increased value to the table. Take a look at how the two model years of the famous midsize crossover measure up. 

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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5
Standard Cylinder-Deactivation Technology Not Available
7 Color Options 7
3 Trim Levels 4
Standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert Available
2.5L I-4 Engine Specs 2.5L I-4
187 horsepower Horsepower 187 horsepower

Key Differences between the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 Model Years 

Looking at the table above, the 2018 and the 2017 model years of the Mazda CX-5 have a variety of differences. Most of these are in the technology department, with engine specs and capacities mostly remaining the same from model year to model year. For starters, we want to mention cylinder-deactivation technology. Standard on all trim levels of the 2018 Mazda CX-5, this technology works to shut down the outside two cylinders of the engine when the vehicle is operating steadily at certain speeds. This increases fuel efficiency and helps the Mazda CX-5 to be more energy-efficient.  

Another change for the new model year is the number of trim levels it offers. In the 2017 Mazda CX-5 there were four different trims. In the 2018 model, there are three. This doesn't change too much but does affect the customization options available to drivers. Drivers of the new model year will still retain the seven color options that the Mazda CX-5 offered in the 2017 model year.  

Furthermore, the new Mazda CX-5 adds additional safety features. Now with standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert on all trim levels, the 2018 model year of the Mazda CX-5 is improving safety across the trim spectrum. This is a benefit for those who choose the new 2018 version. Previously, you had to upgrade to higher trim levels to access this feature.  

Drivers of the 2018 and the 2017 model year will each have access to the powerful 187-horsepower 2.5L I-4 engine. In addition, drivers of each Mazda CX-5 can choose to upgrade to Mazda's i-ACTIV AWD® system that increases traction and responsiveness. You can find out more about the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison by contacting us at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. View the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 in our online inventory and then stop by to test drive both model years to see which one you prefer.  


Cargo Capacity of the 2018 Mazda CX-5
Rear Seating in the 2018 Mazda CX-5
Steering Wheel in the 2018 Mazda CX-5
Center Console in the 2018 Mazda CX-5



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