For those who’re opting for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip proper to the 2019 Mazda CX-5. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Mazda CX-5 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in step with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate testing the 2019 Mazda CX-5’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique 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 management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Mazda CX-5 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace 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 may be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.