2020  Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Mazda CX-5
2020 MAZDA CX-5 2019 MAZDA CX-5


2.5L 4 Cyl 2.5L 4 Cyl


187 187

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 25/31 *

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2019 MAZDA CX-5

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Although you won't find any sweeping design changes or overhauls for either the 2020 or 2019 model year of the Mazda CX-5, you'll find some delightful updates and improvements in both model years. If you test out both at our dealership, you might notice that the 2020 edition seems quieter and smoother. If so, it's not just your imagination. For 2020, Mazda adjusted the design of the cabin to make it more sound-proof than before. This feature is exceptional when you're driving on busy highways or on crowded city streets. You'll find more advanced driver safety aids with the latest version of the CX-5 as well. There are also some minor changes across the trim levels to the list of standard and optional features. In the 2019 model year, you'll see several changes over the 2018 edition. In 2019, the CX-5 was released with more standard technology, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This model year has some changes to its mechanical configuration as well. For the first time, the Signature and Grand Touring Reserve trim got a more powerful engine. The Signature was also offered with a diesel engine for the first time. A panoramic parking camera was a welcome addition as an optional feature. The 2019 model gave consumers the option for ventilated seats as well. Both model years feature powerful engines, an upscale and luxurious cabin, and spot-on steering and handling that make it fun to drive.


In both years, the base engine is a four-cylinder that produces a maximum of 187 HP. The engine is a 2.5L that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on this model year. Select trims, including the Signature and Ground Touring Reserve, can be equipped with a turbocharged version of the engine that produces a maximum of 250 HP and 310 LB-FT of torque. The engine is also a 2.5L with four cylinders. A 2.2 L diesel engine is available as well for the Signature trim offering 168 HP and 290 LB-FT of torque. Both higher-end engines are also connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. The base trim gets front-wheel drive, while the rest get all-wheel drive.


A sporty exterior is a hallmark of both cars. The base models come with 17-inch wheels and LED lights. Automatic lights are added on the second trim level and up. The top trim, which is the Grand Touring, gets 19-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, and LED fog lights.


The 2020 and 2019 CX-5 model years are well-equipped on all trim levels. The base models come with a leather-wrapped wheel, a seven-inch infotainment screen with Bluetooth, dual USB ports, and split-folding rear seats. The second trim, called the Touring, adds automatic wipers, Android Auto, heated front seats, and Apple CarPlay. Navigation, heated seats, and leather seats are standard on the Grand Touring and Grand Touring Reserve. The Signature adds ambient lighting, premium leather seats, and parking sensors.

Both the 2020 and 2019 Mazda CX-5 are exceptional SUVs. To try them out yourself, do not hesitate to contact Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills for a test drive today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.