The compact crossover is at the peak of its popularity. Fans thought that the arrival of new models, CX-50 and CX-90 would kill the sales, but they were wrong. The 2025 Mazda CX-5 is ready for the redesign and new challenges. It will be one of the top 5 compact SUVs in the US market, and the crossover could make a breakthrough to the top 3 tier. Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4 are untouchable for Mazda. For now.
The current styling is from 2022, while the second generation of the CX-5 debuted more than 6 years ago. In the compact crossover market, there is a big gap between redesigns. The upcoming 2025 Mazda CX-5 is coming out with significant changes. The Japanese company is keeping details a secret, but there are already some leaking stories about the performance and hybrid models. The design of the next-gen edition will be inspired by the latest models from the same company, especially the CX-70 concept.
What We Know About All-New 2025 Mazda CX-5?
With a limited amount of official info, most of the stuff about the 2025 Mazda CX-5 are just rumors. But, we have a few trusted sources reporting about a bigger body for the upcoming crossover. An inch or two seem to be nothing, but it means a lot when it comes to interior comfort. Mazda is already a premium carmaker, so you don’t have to worry about that. Safety, driver-aid features, an infotainment system, and many additional options can make the ride so pleasant.
Mazda won’t deviate from well-known badges in the fleet. The base version is Select, and you can also find Preferred and Premium packages. We don’t know if the Carbon Edition is coming back. Turbo and hybrid engines will offer higher trim levels.
2025 Mazda CX-5 Specs and Hybrid Unit
A 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine is still the base powertrain in the engine room. The plant can offer 187 hp, which is more than enough for this class. Larger body will affect overall performance and driving. All-wheel drive is optional.
A turbocharged version of the engine is ready to burst 256 horsepower. It makes the 2025 Mazda CX-5 quicker and more exciting to drive. The gas mileage is dropping to 24 mpg combined. The base setup can do 27 miles per gallon.
A hybrid engine is expected to be added to the fleet. With it, the 2025 Mazda CX-5 would have better chances on the market. There are already half a dozen crossovers with a gas mileage over 35 mpg. It is a budget-friendly option, especially if you use the vehicle for everyday commuting. On the highway, hybrid is not enhancing performance or fuel economy. In this case, we hope for a new inline-six unit. A 3.3-liter petrol plant can deliver up to 340 horsepower, but for the small crossover, engineers won’t maximize the outputs. With 300 ponies, the CX-5 would be a vehicle to watch.
When Will CX-5 Be Available?
Now we know that Mazda is not discontinuing the crossover. It is upgrading the CX-5. The release of the next-gen model is expected in the fourth quarter of the year. Stay tuned for further updates.