The Mazda CX-5 SUV is one of the most popular SUVs on the market in the compact segment.
Since its debut nearly 10 years ago, it has established itself as one of the most fun to drive of its horde, and Quebec consumers have adopted it in large numbers. In 2017, the company made a series of important improvements, but did not touch its core.
Why change everything when the recipe works? For 2022, a variety of improvements have been made to the model; so much so, that it’s more interesting and relevant than ever.
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As you will quickly see, the CX-5 has received royal treatment and it’s important to understand what’s been done with this model over the past few years in order to fully understand the role it plays in the lineup.
And also what kind of future the company sees for it! First, let’s mention that quality has always been present with this vehicle. Then, four years ago, the Signature version was introduced. The latter focuses on luxury, allowing the Mazda CX-5 to stand out in its class and even threaten rivals from more luxurious brands.
The addition of a turbocharged engine offering 250 horsepower is also part of this trend. The 2022 CX-5 doesn’t just deliver; it exceeds expectations.
And for the future, great things are planned for it; we will have a chance to come back to that.
The most notable change for the new year is the removal of the front-wheel drive version from the catalogue. In fact, Mazda is choosing to include its i-Active all-wheel drive system with all the CX-5s it will sell from now on.
Then, aesthetically, the company made some small corrections, a very successful refining exercise. In fact, you can still recognize the Mazda CX-5, but the designers have reworked the front end, as well as the rear of the vehicle. At the front, there is a fin that extends outward from the grille. This addition brings a touch of class to the presentation. As for the grille, it’s more distinctive with a new three-dimensional mesh texture. The LED headlights also get a new design, as do the lights.
Overall, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a more refined, richer look. New wheels also mark the transition to the new year. But that’s not all. The GT version can now stand out more with the Sport Appearance Package. This Package adds glossy black accents to the exterior, while on the inside, red stitching pops up here and there to set the presentation apart.
As for the high-luxury Signature variant we were referring to, it gets wheels spoiled with a silver finish, which makes for an interesting contrast. Inside, it still stands out with its wood trim, more noble materials and Nappa leather. Note also that the front seats have been updated to offer more comfort and support.
THE DRIVING EXPERIENCE
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 will still be fun to drive; in fact, it will offer a little more. It sees its chassis benefit from the latest technologies introduced with the more recent models unveiled in recent years by the company.
The Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) system comes to mind. This system offers the driver a choice of driving modes that allows him or her to select the best settings. The company has also retuned the transmission to make it smoother and more responsive.
The 2022 CX-5 is promised to be more incisive than ever on the road. The Mazda CX-5 is better than it’s ever been in 2022, and what’s most impressive about this vehicle is that it’s positioned above its direct rivals in terms of refinement and luxury. And all at a very competitive price.
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