2023 Mazda CX-5: Overview, Price, & Specs — Sporty Crossover SUV!

There are many things to like about the 2023 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. With its sporty design, it is one of the most attractive models in the segment. Also, the CX-5 delivers excellent performance, especially with its available turbocharged engine. On top of that, it has an upscale and technologically sophisticated interior. Find out what we know about the release date, price, specs, and features of the new 2023 Mazda CX-5.

When will the 2023 Mazda CX-5 be available to buy?

Front angle view of Rhodium White 2023 Mazda CX-5, highlighting its release date and price
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The release date of the new 2023 Mazda CX-5 will be in Fall 2022. It will be available to buy at Mazda dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets. Also, trims offered for the 2023 CX-5 include 2.5 S, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo, and 2.5 Turbo Signature.

The Mazda CX-5 is built at the Mazda plant in Aki, Hiroshima, Japan.

How much does the 2023 Mazda CX-5 cost?

The starting price of the 2023 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV ranges from $26,700 MSRP for the 2.5 S trim up to $39,650 MSRP for the 2.5 Turbo Signature trim. Also, the 2023 CX-5 costs slightly more than the 2022 CX-5, which has a starting base price of $26,250 MSRP.

2023 CX-5 specs: Engine options, gas mileage, and towing

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The new 2023 Mazda CX-5 offers two engine options. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, while the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine doles out 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Also, all CX-5 models feature a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

When equipped with the turbo engine, the CX-5 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. For efficiency, the crossover SUV gets an estimated gas mileage of up to 24 city/30 highway mpg. Additionally, the CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

2023 CX-5: Seating capacity, passenger space, and cargo space

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Mazda CX-5, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV can seat up to five passengers, with a total passenger volume of 104 cu-ft. Also, for storage, it has a rear cargo capacity of 29.1 cu-ft and a maximum cargo capacity of 58.1 cu-ft.

What’s new for the 2023 CX-5?

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 is a carryover model, with no major changes for the new model year. However, a similarly-sized model joins the Mazda lineup: the off-road capable 2023 Mazda CX-50. Also, the 2023 CX-5 offers a new premium paint color option: Rhodium White.

What are the crossover SUV competitors of the Mazda CX-5?

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The crossover SUV competitors of the Mazda CX-5 include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevy Equinox, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape. 

Also, for warranty coverage, the 2023 CX-5 has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

As mentioned earlier, the release date of the new 2023 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will be in Fall 2022. With a starting base price of $26,700 MSRP, the 2023 CX-5 costs slightly more than the 2022 CX-5.

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