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|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 155 hp
Torque: 150 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 184 hp
Torque: 185 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
While final pricing will be available closer to the vehicle's on-sale date, the 2014 CX-5 will be no slouch in being competitively priced wîth a wealth of standard offerings. Affordability and value need not be synonymous wîth other descriptors such as 'base,' 'dinky' or 'few,' as in fewest amenities. Not wîth Mazda and not wîth the CX-5.
Equipped wîth a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual, Sport models start wîth high-level features such as 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, daytime running lights (DRL), power side view mirrors, automatic headlight shutoff as well as exterior cues in a body-colored rear spoiler, shark-fin antenna, door handles and outside mirrors wîth turn lamps.
The pleasantly appointed cabin offers cloth seat upholstery, power windows wîth a driver's side one-touch auto up/down feature, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic §teering wheel, §teering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control functions, air conditioning wîth a pollen filter, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible radio wîth Automatic Level Control (ALC), 60/40-split fold-flat rear seats as well as auxiliary and ÚSB connection ports – all standard.
Push-button start also is standard on all models, making CX-5 the only non-luxury compact SÚV to offer this premium feature at a convenient consumer-friendly cost of zero.
CX-5 Sport models can be equipped wîth the optional SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and the Active Torque-Split AWD system (not available wîth manual transmission). Navigation also is available as a stand-alone option. A Bluetooth Audio Package can be added and includes Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio connectivity, a 5.8-inch in-dash color touch screen, HD Radio Technology, Pandora and a new 2014 model year feature for audio message receipt and delivery.
When a smartphone is connected, Short Message Service (SMS) messages can be received and shown on the touch screen monitor. The system can then articulate the messages as well as allow users to send replies using fixed phrases. A new speech recognition system also allows users to repeat and shuffle audio tracks as well as search and select folders.
Moving up to the Touring model, the Bluetooth Audio Package for Sport models becomes standard equipment as do fog lamps, privacy glass windows, upgraded cloth upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, an upgraded six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible radio, a leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, a rearview camera wîth distance guide lines (viewable via the 5.8-inch touch screen monitor), a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, 40/20/40-split fold-flat rear seats and a rear seat armrest wîth cup holders. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission are standard fare on Touring models.
Options available as Touring add-ons are a Moonroof/Bose Package and Technology Package. The Moonroof/Bose Package includes a moonroof and the premium 225-watt Bose Surround Sound System. The Technology Package adds the TomTom technology-based in-dash navigation module, an auto-dimming mirror wîth Homelink®, automatic on/off bi-xenon auto-leveling headlights, a pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), rain-sensing windshield wipers and a Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system, which is a new safety feature for North America.
SCBS is designed to assist a driver in avoiding a head-on collision when driving at low speeds, roughly between three to 19 miles per hour. A laser sensor mounted at the top of the front windshield is used detect an obtrusive object and will reduce the brake rotor travel to quicken braking should the system calculate that there is a risk of a collision occurring. If the driver fails to perform an avoidance maneuver, the SCBS system will activate an automatic braking function. SCBS was developed to mitigate damage due to a collision and not as a replacement for actual driver operation and control.
Top-of-the-line Grand Touring models are equipped wîth all the luxuries of Touring models and adds the Moonroof/Bose Package as standard equipment. The 17-inch aluminum alloys that prop up Sport and Touring vehicles are replaced wîth larger 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels on the Grand Touring. Other standard niceties include automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, perforated leather-trimmed seat upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat wîth power lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control and Sirius® Satellite Radio wîth four months of complimentary service.
A Technology Package, similar to that on Touring models, also is available for Grand Touring vehicles. Options include the in-dash TomTom navigation system, an auto-dimming mirror wîth Homelink, automatic on/off bi-xenon auto-leveling headlights, a pivoting Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Smart City Brake Support (SCBS). No Compromise on Safety