When you’re choosing the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Mazda Cx 5. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 happens to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Mazda Cx 5, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Mazda Cx 5’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in step with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Mazda Cx 5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Mazda Cx 5 additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mazda Cx 5, which pushes the 2019 Mazda Cx 5 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.