2019 Mazda CX-5 Gains 2.5L Turbo and New Trim Levels – No Diesel Engine?

Leaked product bulletin omits diesel engine option

2019 Mazda CX-5 Pricing Confirmed

A leaked document shows all the available options for the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

Mazda owners and shoppers asked, and it looks like the company officially listened. We reported back in September that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 could get the 2.5-liter turbocharged SkyActiv engine, based on the Japanese model’s debut. Now, once again thanks to Reddit, we have more information on the updated model. Not only does the “Product Information Bulletin” show the engine, but it also shows pricing across the entire range. With that comes Mazda’s addition of the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims to the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

How much is it?

Let’s start with the most pressing question: How much does it cost to buy a 2019 Mazda CX-5 with that 2.5-liter turbo engine? In short, it won’t be cheap. That engine is only available on the new trim levels. The base Grand Touring Reserve with the 2.5T engine starts at $35,865 with a $995 destination fee. That’s $3,925 beyond where the current base Grand Touring stops. In fact, that’s $5,770 more than a Mazda6 Grand Touring with the same engine. Mind you, on the CX-5 that engine comes exclusively with all-wheel drive.

Mazda March 2018 sales report: Mazda CX-5
[Photo: Mazda]
It’s also worth noting that it’s not just the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature that add to the CX-5’s bottom-line price. The rest of the range has gotten more expensive as well. A 2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD goes for $25,345 – $200 more than the current model. The Grand Touring FWD – now in the middle of the range – costs $31,040, or $400 more than the 2018 model.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Pricing Changes (includes $995 destination)

Model 2019 Price 2018 Price Difference
Sport (FWD) $25,345 $25,145 +$200
Touring (FWD) $27,610 $27,210 +$400
Grand Touring (FWD) $31,040 $30,640 +$400
Sport (AWD) $26,745 $26,445 +$300
Touring (AWD) $29,010 $28,510 +$500
Grand Touring (AWD) $32,440 $31,940 +$500
Grand Touring Reserve (AWD) $35,865 NEW
Signature (AWD) $37,885 NEW

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature interior (Japanese model shown). [Photo: Mazda]
For that price, however, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 does get some nice additions. The Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims will finally get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. All models will get G-Vectoring Control Plus, which should aid the handling. The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature add more luxurious features to the updated CX-5, similar to what you get on the current Mazda6.

No diesel?

Despite the fact that Mazda received CARB certification for their 2.2-liter diesel, it’s noticeably absent from this bulletin. What’s more, the EPA even released fuel economy ratings, yet there’s no diesel option here. Now, the diesel may still make its way into our market, but it does face some headwinds. The 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque from the 2.5-liter gasoline engine is actually better than the current 2.2-liter turbodiesel on offer in Europe. It also didn’t get stellar economy ratings – only taking a slight lead over the current naturally-aspirated engine. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Check out the full information bulletin originally posted on Reddit. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news, views and real-world, 2019 Mazda CX-5 reviews!