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Crafted to Move Your Soul.

The 2018 CX-5 is crafted to bring out your love of driving, from engineering that is seamlessly responsive to a human-centric interior that enables intuitive driving. And with the beautiful design and craftsmanship that brings it all together in harmony, you’ll experience an unparalleled sense of connection to the road and uniquely inspired driving.

AJAC Awards

AJAC’s Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018.

We’re so proud that the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has voted the CX-5 as the Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018. Since its inception as the first Mazda crafted with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, we have continued to hone and refine engineering and design to create an SUV that is truly remarkable and a joy to drive. AJAC’s award of the CX-5 is an amazing recognition of what is possible when a passion for driving is at the heart of everything we do.

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KODO Design

Finely Honed Beauty.

The 2018 CX-5 with stunning KODO design elevates both beauty and the toughness you expect in an SUV. The stylish front grille, lower-placed headlights and LED fog light bezels accentuate the sense of flow and speed. And inside, KODO enhances the interior with exquisite fit and finish and materials that feel smooth to the touch.

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Elegance in the Details
Elegance in the Details

The smallest details, such as the perfect placement of the instrument panel, express a uniquely Japanese, premium craftsmanship.

KODO Design
KODO Design

Designed for a bold, athletic and sophisticated feel, the 2018 CX-5 truly embodies Mazda’s KODO “Soul of Motion” design.

Fine Art in Motion

Fine Art in Motion

Traditional Japanese fine craftsmanship makes the CX‑5 both a living piece of art that evokes excitement and a beautiful machine that delivers on its promise of joyful driving.

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Engineering Passion.

At Mazda, building strong vehicles that deliver a soul-rousing driving experience is our first priority. So we did the impossible: Engineered a vehicle that never sacrifices performance for fuel efficiency. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is engineering innovation that takes the entire car into consideration – from body construction and engine technology to chassis and transmission – to improve the overall driving experience.

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SKYACTIV-G

The high-efficiency SKYACTIV-G engines available in the 2018 CX-5 deliver superb fuel economy and better torque than a conventional gasoline engine, and reduced noise and vibration. Available in 2.0 L, 2.5 L and 2.5 L with Cylinder Deactivation.

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SKYACTIV-Drive

Our engineers created a precise, high-performance automatic transmission that combines the direct, responsive feel of a manual transmission with the silky smoothness of an automatic.

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SKYACTIV-Chassis

The SKYACTIV-Chassis is engineered to be nimble at low speeds, yet stable at high speeds. We also engineered it to be light, allowing for a more direct and agile feel.

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SKYACTIV-Body

Because we crafted an efficient structural design and used ultra-high-tensile steel in critical areas, the CX-5’s body is lighter than normal, yet it’s stiffer and stronger.

SKYACTIV‑VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G‑Vectoring Control

Embrace S Curves.

Winner of the 2017 AJAC Best New Innovation Technology Award

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) works behind the scenes to achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers by subtly adjusting engine torque, intentionally optimizing vehicle weight transfer during every day commutes and spirited drives alike. The result is steering that is more precise and a more comfortable ride. Winner of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) award for Best New Technology 2017.

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More Confidence

More Confidence

Due to irregularities and undulations in the road surface, your vehicle does not always travel along the expected line, forcing you to make steering corrections. With GVC, your CX-5 responds to driver inputs with fewer steering adjustments, so your vehicle behaves as you intend and you enjoy a more confident drive.

More Comfort

More Comfort

Fatigue steadily builds as you continue to make minor steering corrections. GVC helps alleviate these corrections, especially over long distances. Plus, smooth transitions between G-forces, suppresses head and body sway, allowing for a more comfortable ride for you and your passengers.

Enhanced Peace of Mind

Enhanced Peace of Mind

GVC enhances handling, stability and the feeling of the tires gripping the road. You’ll gain an even greater feeling of control and security during evasive manoeuvres as well as in rain, snow and on poor road surfaces.


i-ACTIV AWD

A Flawlessly Flexible and Stable Ride

i-ACTIV AWD delivers a surefooted solution for Canada’s varied terrain and weather conditions. Using 27 sensors to monitor everything from outside temperature and windshield wipers, which are used for acceleration and braking patterns, i-ACTIV AWD not only forecasts when you’ll need better road grip, but also readies your CX-5 to deliver the traction you need at the precise moment you need it. Available with automatic transmission only.

Essentially Predictive
Essentially Predictive

i-ACTIV AWD monitors driving conditions 200 times per second – everything from steering angle and windshield wiper use to exterior temperature and braking patterns helps predict driving conditions.

Ideally Responsive
Ideally Responsive

A slight amount of torque is continuously transferred to the rear wheels to automatically deliver more traction at the precise moment it is needed.

Exceptionally Fuel Efficient
Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

i-ACTIV AWD is one reason the CX-5 achieves outstanding fuel economy. By ensuring optimal distribution of torque and minimizing drivetrain energy loss, you’re only using fuel to power AWD when you need to.

Interior Refinement

Inside the Joy of Driving


The 2018 CX-5 offers a cabin rich in thoughtful touches that make life in the driver’s seat – and passengers’ seats – a joy. From the perfect positioning of the instrument panel and reclining rear seats, to an abundance of standard features like HMI Commander switch and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), the CX-5’s human-centric cabin is a perfect match for the long haul and the everyday.

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Metal Wood

The refined decorative panel is crafted from high‑grade Metal Wood, a material that blends the warmth of wood with the toughness of metal to express greater depth of field.

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Peace and Quiet

We focused on creating a quieter ride by significantly reducing the transmission of noise generated by tires as well as wind – especially at highway speeds – so you can fully enjoy conversation, music and more.

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Your Passengers Will Love You

Your passengers will never feel left out. The CX-5 offers enhanced features such as heated rears seats, recline functionality, USB recharging ports and rear vents‡‡.

i-ACTIVSENSE

At Mazda, we’re all about proactive safety measures that swing into action to alert you so that you can avoid a collision or lessen its impact. Now with more standard i-ACTIVSENSE features, including Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), our suite of safety technologies help you stay in tune with your CX-5 and focus on the road ahead.

Pedestrian Detection

Pedestrian Detection

The CX-5 now has the available feature of Pedestrian Detection. When Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) is paired with Smart Brake Support (SBS)***, the system can also detect pedestrians at speeds between 10 and 80 km/hr.

Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)**
Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS)**

Above 30 km/hr, the Distance Recognition Support System** measures the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead and recommends a comfortable following distance.

Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR)††
Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR)††

Traffic Sign Recognition system†† uses cameras to read road signs such as speed limit, do not enter and stop signs†††. The colour Active Driving Display shows this information so you can stay informed without taking your eyes off the road.

Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)**
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)**

Rather than keeping the CX-5 centred between two lines, as some systems do, causing an unnatural “tug” on the steering wheel, LAS** takes driver intention into account, helping the CX-5 ease into turns and lane changes.

Infotainment

10-Speaker Bose® Premium Sound System‡
10‑Speaker Bose® Premium Sound System

Custom‑built for the CX‑5, we worked with Bose® to devise a system that considered hundreds of factors, from cabin size and materials to seat positioning and the unique sound variances of today’s digital devices. The result is outstanding clarity, image and power.

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    • ‡Standard on the GT model.

      †Standard on the GS and GT models.

      The 2.0 L engine is standard on the GX model with manual transmission and the 2.5 L engine is standard on the GX with automatic transmission and the 2.5 L engine with Cylinder Deactivation is standard on the GS and GT models.

      ‡‡Available on the GS model with Comfort Package with i-ACTIV AWD and standard on the GT model.

      ††Available on the GT model with Technology Package.

      †††TSR functionality may not be compatible with all regional road signs in Canada.

      ** Available on the GX and GS models with i-ACTIVSENSE Package and the GT model with Technology Package (i-ACTIVSENSE Packages requires i-ACTIV AWD on GX and GS, and Comfort Package on GS).

      Fuel consumption ratings are for the 2018 CX-5 GS with 6-speed automatic transmission 2.5 L engine with Cylinder Deactivation and FWD. 

      Fuel consumption values were determined using approved test methods based on EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. For comparison purposes only. Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada's approved 5-cycle testing method. For more information on 5-cycle testing, visit mazda.ca/5cycle.

      *MAZDA UNLIMITED refers only to an unlimited mileage warranty program under the terms of which there are no mileage limitations on the following specific Mazda warranties: (i) 3-year new vehicle; (ii) 3-year roadside assistance; (iii) 5-year powertrain; and (iv) 7-year anti-perforation. MAZDA UNLIMITED is standard on all new models. All Mazda warranties remain subject to the terms, limitations and restrictions available at mazdaunlimited.ca.