Mid-Year Update to the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Adds More Standard Features
If you read the title above and noticed the “2016.5” model year, no, that’s not a typo. Mazda is bringing more value to the 2016 CX-5 with a mid-model year update, adding standard features and making the compact SUV’s trim level structure easier to explore.
The changes for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 include a standard backup camera on every trim level equipped with the CX-5’s 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition, buyers of the CX-5 Touring trim will receive standard heated front seats, while both the Touring and Grand Touring trims add the Mazda navigation system as standard equipment. The model’s engine options remain unchanged, with the manual-transmission Sport model being outfitted with the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV and all other trim levels coming equipped with an automatic transmission paired to the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV.
2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Pricing and Trim Levels
The starting MSRP for the FWD Sport and Touring trims remains the same. This means the addition of the Sport’s standard backup camera, and Touring’s standard navigation system and heated front seats, are basically free giveaways as opposed to requiring the purchase of an optional package or higher trim.
Though the base MSRP for the FWD Grand Touring and AWD trims receives a slight adjustment, many of the changes reflect a decrease in the MSRP for optional packages like the Touring and Grand Touring Technology Packages, which used to be required to receive the navigation system. Therefore, buyers no longer need to pay for an entire package to equip their vehicle with Mazda’s popular navigation system, helping offer greater value for what is considered a necessity by many drivers. You can see the starting MSRP for all trim levels below.
|Axle||Trim Level||Starting MSRP|
|FWD||Sport (2.0L w/manual transmission)||$21,795|
|Sport (2.5L w/automatic transmission)||$23,595|
These changes to the CX-5 will go into effect starting this month, January 2016. If you have any questions about what’s new for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 mid-year update, or other questions regarding the CX-5’s features and specs, feel free to contact us at Mazda of Manchester to speak with one of our automotive professionals or to schedule a test drive.