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The Mazda CX-5 is easily one of the best compact SUVs on the market. It’s affordable, practical, and refined. The CX-5 is the ideal affordable compact SUV for drivers with a taste for the finer things. It comes in several different trim levels that offer different degrees of performance and comfort. Is there a hybrid version of the popular Mazda CX-5?

Is there a Mazda CX-5 Hybrid SUV?

Thus far, Japanese automaker Mazda has yet to produce a hybrid version of the popular compact Mazda CX-5 SUV. There have been no teasers or mentions of an upcoming hybrid version of the SUV either.

A red 2022 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV is driving on the road.
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 | Mazda

Automakers like Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and many more offer hybrid versions of compact SUV options. Mazda could benefit from adding a hybrid powertrain option to CX-5 configurations. The Japanese automaker would be able to compete in a new vehicle segment against models like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Honda CR-V Hybrid.

So, no Mazda CX-5 Hybrid for American drivers anytime soon, but that doesn’t take anything away from the gas-powered model. Let’s break down why the Mazda CX-5 competes with segment leaders.

The Mazda CX-5 is classy and sporty without breaking the bank

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 | Mazda

Who says class always comes with a price. The Mazda CX-5 manages to offer competitive pricing while still providing a classy cabin and plenty of advanced technology features. Drivers can choose upper trim levels without breaking the bank and get an even better driving and ownership experience.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 starts at $26,250. It’s more affordable than the popular Toyota RAV4 despite being less refined. The CX-5 uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 187 horsepower. It achieves 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

The CX-5 tops out at $39,000 with the 2.5 Turbo Signature final trim. The final trim is as close as the affordable compact SUV gets to a luxury compact SUV.

Which Mazda CX-5 trim should you buy?

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 | Mazda

Car and Driver recommends the 2022 Mazda CX-5 Turbo trim because of its standard turbocharged engine and cabin creature comforts, as well as its sporty design. The CX-5 Turbo starts at $36,750.

The Mazda CX-5 Select is the best option under $30K for drivers that want an affordable trim that isn’t barebones. The Premium trim is the best option under $35K for consumers with a little more wiggle room in their budget.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is value oriented. It is one of Car and Driver’s Editor’s Choice award picks. The automotive publication gave it a near-perfect overall score. If you want an affordable daily driver that feels like a luxury model, the CX-5 is the way to go.

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