Enjoy the Drive with the 2022 Mazda CX-5

In the favoured compact SUV category, the Mazda CX-5 is perfectly getting its fair share, with sales that rank it among the most popular in the segment. What’s driving this success and what’s in store for 2022?

Learn more about what makes the 2022 Mazda CX-5 so fun to drive, and find out more about its interior, technology and design.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5: A compact yet spacious SUV

Opening the doors of the CX-5 reveals a welcoming interior with enough room for five adult passengers. Moreover, when you open the tailgate, you get access to a trunk with a capacity of 875 L; with the seats down, up to 1,687 L is available.

If you’re going on a trip, it’s the perfect ally, especially since the Mazda CX-5 has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.

Mazda CX-5 interior also includes several comfort features and quality finishes moving up in the lineup, including:

  • Standard heated front seats
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with the GS
  • Garnet red leather seats in the Kuro
  • Heated rear seats and ventilated front seats with the GT
  • Nappa leather-trimmed seats with the Signature, etc.

Wood trim also adds to the luxury of the package.

Skyactiv and i-Activ, technologies at the heart of driving pleasure

Mazda vehicles are often described as a lot of fun to drive. At the heart of this are two key technologies: i-Activ all-wheel drive and the Skyactiv engine.

First, Mazda’s all-wheel-drive system doesn’t just send power to all four wheels. It’s a technology that uses sensors that check road factors 200 times per second for even faster reaction.

These sensors also decode your intentions and respond by sending torque to the right wheels for optimal control. This system is now standard on the entry-level Mazda CX-5 GX.

Moreover, the all-wheel-drive system is made of lightweight materials to reduce the weight of the car. This results in increased agility of the SUV and, as Benoit Charette mentions in L’Annuel de l’automobile:

“Of all the compact SUVs that are available at a realistic selling price, the CX-5 is the most interesting to drive. You get a sense of agility behind the wheel. It’s responsive and fun to drive.”

Next, Skyactiv technology refers to the design of the powertrains, thought to be one with the car. The Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a 2.5 L Skyactiv-G 4-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

The Signature model adds power with a turbocharged engine that produces 256 horsepower and a generous 320 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission with a manual mode.

Advanced technologies

In terms of infotainment, there’s now a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as a text-messaging feature.

The Mazda CX-5 GS adds conveniences like two USB ports in the rear. Higher trim levels, from the Mazda CX-5 GT, an integrated navigation system is added, as well as a 10-speaker Bose audio system and several other advanced options.

The Kodo design is always there

Mazda’s vehicles are instantly recognizable, with their sporty, flowing Kodo design that’s been described a hundred times. For 2022, the CX-5 gets some minor tweaks to its headlights and grille, which are a little more distinct.

For an even more distinctive look, try versions like the Kuro or the Sport Design, the latter adding:

  • A grille with red accents
  • 19-inch wheel rims
  • Various gloss black contrast elements

Find your next Mazda CX-5 for sale or order yours at your Mazda dealer and garage in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord near Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes. When you buy or lease a car in Baie-Comeau, take advantage of our customized financing plans.

Here are the technical specifications and starting prices of the different versions available:





Cargo capacity



Skyactiv-G 2.5 L

187 hp/

186 lb-ft

875 L –

1,687 L







Sport Design




Skyactiv-G Turbo 2.5 L

256 hp/

320 lb-ft

875 L –

1,687 L

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