Mazda Philippines has given the CX-5 a slight refresh to bring it more in line with Mazda’s premium philosophy. Along with a few minor interior tweaks and equipment upgrades across the line-up, the Mazda CX-5 now comes with a new FWD Sport with almost the same equipment as the top trim AWD variants.
For the 2020 model year, the CX-5’s basic exterior shape and seductive design carry over unchanged, but all variants now get LED headlights with LED daytime running as standard. Meanwhile, the 2.0 FWD Pro and 2.5 AWD Sport variants get the benefit of adaptive LED headlights while 19-inch alloy wheels are exclusive to the 2.5 AWD Sport variant. Mazda has given upgraded the suspension for an even softer ride while the new G-Vectoring Control Plus found in the 2020 Mazda 6 and all-new 2020 Mazda 3 should provide the driver a smoother and more controlled driving experience.
The most noticeable changes, however, happen in the interior. To give it a more premium feel than it already has, the buttons and switches receive a tactile upgrade. As for features, all variants now come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the Mazda Connect infotainment system, power-adjustable driver’s seat, one-touch up/down function for all four windows and an auto-hold function for the electronic parking brake.
Meanwhile, the new 2.0 FWD Pro and 2.5 AWD Sport get the benefit of a new 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 10-speaker Bose sound system, a head-up display, a black leather interior with orange stitching, power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat with two-person memory and a power liftgate. Getting the 2.5 AWD Sport adds the benefit of a sunroof.
In terms of safety, the CX-5 comes as standard with the usual 6 airbags, electronic stability control and rear parking sensors for all variants. Opting for the 2.0 FWD Sport and 2.5 AWD Sport gives you the benefit of blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera system as well as front and rear parking sensors.
Powertrain options remain unchanged for the 2020 model year. The 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine still produces 156 hp and 200 Nm of torque while the bigger 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine still produces 190 hp and 252 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels for the 2.0 variants or all four wheels for the 2.5-liter variant via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 continues to be assembled in its Kulim, Malaysia plant and is now on sale across all Mazda dealers in the Philippines with the following prices:
2.0 FWD Pro: P1,730,000
2.0 FWD Sport: P1,890,000
2.5 AWD Sport: P1,990,000
For those wanting the diesel model, the CX-5 2.2 AWD Diesel is still on sale for P2,230,000 as a 2019 model while supplies still last. The 2020 model year for the diesel model is expected to arrive sometime next year.