Mazda CX-5 – Turbo Diesel Option


You may not have given diesel vehicles much thought in the past. There’s this outdated assumption that diesels are loud, slow and usually bigger trucks. But car manufacturers have been working their magic diesel engines to make them excel in the modern world and Mazda is one of those manufacturers. The long anticipated Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel model has finally been unveiled and there are a ton of reasons why you should be excited about this SUV hitting the Canadian market.

Mazda CX-5 Diesel Info

Mazda has made it clear that they want to craft vehicles to fit every driver, so a diesel engine has been added to the Skyactiv family. The looks and features you love on the CX-5 will remain untouched; it will now just be powered by a Skyactiv D 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine.

Announced at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel still won’t be available in Canada for a few months. Talk about a diesel joining the Mazda fleet has been around for a long time so it has a high expectation to uphold. The diesel option will only be available with the top-end Signature AWD trim level so almost all of the extra features will come standard.

Highlighted Features

You may not have even ever considered buying a diesel vehicle before simple because they aren’t as common here. However, diesel engines have come a long way over the years and offer many benefits to you.

One of the top-selling features a diesel vehicle has is its excellent fuel economy. Diesel engines will almost always trump gasoline engines when it comes to fuel economy, especially for highway driving. This is because diesel fuel is one of the most energy dense fuels available. You get more power from less fuel.  Add a turbocharger into the mix and you can push the fuel economy even further while gaining a little more power.

Another bonus of going with a diesel vehicle is reliability. They are known to break down far less often because of how the diesel engine works. Who doesn’t love a car with a longer lifespan and less trips to the mechanic?!

Any Downside?

Of course, with all the pros there’s bound to be a con. One downside is that when a diesel vehicle does break down, the repairs are generally a little more expensive. You need a specially trained mechanic to tackle the job and most parts cost more.

You also might have heard that diesel engines perform poorly in cold conditions. Older diesel vehicles have a hard time in colder weather; however, newer models have been tweaked to fix this problem.

If you’re interested in a compact crossover that delivers the power you need without having to constantly fill up then the CX-5 Signature Diesel is for you. Mazda has taken their time with the Skyactiv D engine and the attention to detail has paid off. While some might feel like they’ve know this has been coming for a long time, the wait to get into one it almost over! The Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel will be available in Canada in the second half of 2019. Book a test drive with a local Mazda dealership and see for yourself why there’s so my hype around this little crossover.

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