Mazda recently debuted the 2018 Mazda CX-5, providing a quick glimpse at the features and specifications that will adorn the new compact crossover. We’re highly impressed with what we’ve seen so far, but one question we’ve been asked fairly frequently since the automaker’s announcement is whether the 2018 CX-5’s engine will carry over unchanged from 2017. Interested in learning the answer? Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about the 2018 Mazda CX-5’s engine performance!
How powerful is the 2018 Mazda CX-5’s engine?
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 will be available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Noticeably missing is the Signature trim, which was included in the CX-5’s lineup for the 2017 model year. All three trims will come equipped with a high-power 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The engine is slightly different than the 2017 model’s standard engine, however. For 2018, Mazda engineers added a new cylinder-deactivation technology to the engine, which is designed to improve the crossover’s fuel economy rating. The technology is a Mazda-exclusive, so crossover shoppers won’t find this impressive feature on any of the 2018 CX-5’s competitors. The engine will come paired with the responsive SKYACTIV®-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode and Sport mode, and front-wheel drive comes standard as well. Looking for more control behind the wheel? All trims also come available with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD®, which uses 27 sensors to predict road conditions before the driver experiences any slipping or sliding.
Have additional questions about the 2018 Mazda CX-5? If so, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team here at Seacoast Mazda or drop us a line in the comments below! We’ll fill you in on all of the important details and answer any questions you may have!