2023 Mazda CX-5, An SUV to Suit Your Taste

“Should I buy a Mazda CX-5?” is a question many are asking in 2023. We’re here to help you answer that question and find out if the CX-5 is the SUV that suits you.

Learn more about the Mazda CX-5, its performance, interior and price. We also offer more information on the stylish Kuro Edition.

Under the Hood of the 2023 Mazda CX-5

All Mazda CX-5 are equipped with a 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine, but some models, like the Mazda CX-5 Signature and Mazda CX-5 Sport are available with the turbocharged version of the same engine.

With the normal engine, we see the following performance:

  • 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel consumption of 7.9 L/100 km on the highway and 9.8 L for the same distance in the city

On the other hand, the turbocharged engine:

  • Generates 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Consumes 8.7 L/100km on the highway and 10.8 L/100km in the city

For a more dynamic driving experience with some adrenaline behind the wheel, a turbocharged Mazda CX-5 Sport would be an interesting choice. Note that all CX-5s come with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Regardless of the engine under the hood, the towing capacity of the CX-5 is 2,000 lbs, which is impressive for a compact SUV, and should certainly satisfy the needs of many.

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Comforts of the Mazda CX-5 Interior

With 7 different versions on the market, you will find a CX-5 that meets your needs and offers you the range of accessories you want in your vehicle.

Indeed, the cabin of this SUV is a point that comes up often in the Mazda CX-5 review. MotorTrend actually writes about it:

“We’ve lauded the second-gen CX-5 for its attractive exterior and interior design, fun driving dynamics and practicality...” [1]

Whether it’s a turbocharged or non-turbocharged engine under the hood, you’ll be comfortable inside this SUV, which already offers a wide range of accessories in the Mazda CX-5 GX, the entry version.

In the GX, you’ll find:

  • A 10.25-inch center screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • A 7-inch digital dashboard, etc.

While the CX-5 GX is already well-decorated with a larger center screen than many vehicles in its class, all higher trims come with a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, an addition that’s always welcome during Québec winters.

Starting with the Mazda CX-5 GT, all versions are equipped with a top-of-the-line 10-speaker Bose stereo system, so you can fully enjoy every note of your favorite song.

For your transportation requirements, you’ll find 871 L of cargo space behind the rear row of seats, which can be increased to 1,680 L by lowering this row of seats.

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Mazda CX-5 Kuro Edition: A Stylish SUV

For those who want a vehicle that stands out, the Kuro Edition is for you. Including all the features of the Mazda CX-5 GS with its comfort accessory Package, the Kuro Edition catches the eye in terms of style.

The interior of the Kuro Edition comes with garnet red leather seats that perfectly complement the black accents added around the dashboard and on the door panels.

On the outside, the 19-inch wheels in black finish and the grille surround in the same color give the vehicle undeniable style.

And these are just some of the many points that might help you consider choosing it!

Mazda CX-5 Price and Recap

If you’re still not sure if the Mazda CX-5 is the best SUV for you, you should know that it has already won the Top Safety Pick+ award 9 years in a row, as well as being named “Best Pick” in 2022 by Protégez-Vous.

Here is a technical specs recap of the CX-5 and prices for each of the versions available at Mazda Canada.


Price (starting at)


Power / Torque



2.5 L 4-cylinder

187 hp / 186 lb-ft









Sport turbo


2.5 L turbocharged 4-cylinder

227 hp / 310 lb-ft



If you’re looking for a used Mazda CX-5 for sale, or if you’d like to learn more about other Mazda vehicles, come and visit Baie-Comeau Mazda, your dealer in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord near Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes.

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[1] /cars/mazda/cx-5/2023/

Posted on Jan 16, 2023