The 2013 Mazda CX-5, unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first Mazda car equipped with all SKYACTIVE components.
Developed solely by Mazda, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is not a package or trim level, but an all-encompassing that obtaining more power, torque and miles per gallon does not need to come at the expense of fuel economy, design and safety.
Powering the Mazda CX-5 is the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine. With its new 4-2-1 exhaust system, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 delivers 155 hp @ 6,000 rpm and torque of 150 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm. The engine is matted to a choice of transmission in either the SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic. Projected EPA fuel economy for the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is 26 city/33 highway for a FWD equipped with SKYACTIV-MT. When equipped with SKYACTIV-Drive, the FWD model garners 26 city/32 highway. The AWD version, only available with SKYACTIV-Drive, also is a fuel sipper with an EPA rating of 25 city/30 highway.
On the exterior, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 comes with a new “signature wing” front grille that dominates the front fascia. Its black elongated trapezoidal pattern adds masculine depth, while wing-shaped, wraparound headlamps extend out, seemingly flirting a head-turning “hello” to passersby. Shapely front and rear fenders hug the sporty SUV’s available 17- and 19-inch rubber-and-rim packages, projecting a wide, low-slung stance. A sweeping swoosh line bridges the four corners with sleek, artistic expression. Topside the Mazda CX-5, a pronounced crease begins at the A-pillar and darts sharply across the side panels, eventually wrapping itself around stylized tail lamps. The sharply raked A-pillar is matched by the angles of the C-pillar and rear window, topping an aggressive profile which, at the same time, affords all occupants one of the widest fields of view in the segment.