Mazda CX-5 2023: The Japanese SUV is now a small hybrid, photos and prices

Mazda CX-5 2023: The Japanese SUV is now a small hybrid, photos and prices

For the new year, the Rising Sun brand SUV opens its doors to a mild hybrid petrol powertrain, available in 165 and 194 HP variants. Updates also on technology features and body colors, and prices start at 36,700 euros

Luca Frigerio

– Milan

Mazda has always been a brand focused on style and innovation, just think of the Kodo design philosophy that it was created for. Mazda3 or return to the rotary engine as a power generator on the MX-30. Other brands in the range have also turned these features into trump cards to differentiate themselves from the competition, but sometimes to be successful you also need to know how to adapt to the latest technologies that are most in demand on the market. For this reason, the CX-5 is updated for 2023 with a range of engines completed with a hybrid gasoline range, which is accompanied by small technological updates to make this SUV more complete.

Mazda CX-5 2023: engine for every taste

The middle model of the Japanese brand’s SUV family opens the door to the lightest hybrid technology on the market today. The 24 V mild hybrid system will be available as standard on the two petrol variants, 165 HP 2.0-liter and 194 HP 2.5-liter, which thanks to the promise of electrification reduced fuel consumption between 5 and 8%. The compact lithium-ion battery is placed precisely between the wheels of the rear axle, so that it does not take up space from the passenger. The range of engines, however, is not limited to the Mazda M Hybrid system: the Japanese company also continues to focus on the 2.2 turbo diesel available in two power ranges, 150 HP and 184 HP, the last solution provided by the wheel drive. and automatic transmission.

Mazda CX-5 2023: the complete package

The technicians took advantage of this 2023 innovation to also update the interior which, for all versions, will be improved with a standard heating system on the steering wheel and front seats. It also adds wireless charging for smartphones, modern USB-C sockets and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for infotainment.

Mazda CX-5 2023: colors and prices

The Japanese SUV will be available in 10 body color variants, but the real novelty is the Rhodium white color. The lineup is also changing, now called the Center line, the exclusive line, Homura and Takumi, joined by special editions of Advantage and Newground. Regarding the price, however, the price list for the 2023 model year starts at 36,700 euros, referring to the 165 HP hybrid with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox, but it can grow to 50,050 euros for the top-range Takumi and a diesel engine from 184 HP. Orders for the new Mazda CX-5 are already open, but to enjoy living in the dealership we will have to wait for the first days of February.