2022 Mazda CX-5 debuts facelift and improves handling

After 5 years of the launch of its current generation, the Mazda CX-5 2022 catches up with all the necessary tweaks to keep up with the latest launches of the brand. Get a slight design update, some chassis adjustments, and a dose of interior and tech cool.

The redesign has not been profound, although the changes are notable. Mazda has never been a brand that radically transforms the design of its cars through facelifts, so the CX-5 only alters a few lines to unify its style with that of the CX-30 and Mazda 3. You’ll find a cleaner bumper design, headlight, and skull touches, and specific decorative details for turbo versions: grille surround in a gloss black finish or lower plastics painted in the same color as the body.

Mazda does not speak of novelties in the range of engines, so the offer maintains the 2.5-liter block of 188 hp and its turbo variant with 228 hp. In the United States, it will now include an all-wheel-drive system in all versions, although it is likely that in USA it will only do so with the most powerful version.

Even with no new powertrains, Mazda didn’t pass up the opportunity to do a thorough overhaul of the chassis. The CX-5 2022 receives suspension upgrades to reduce vibrations and road noise. It also adopts a more responsive six-speed automatic transmission and a new drive mode selector, called Mazda intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive).

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 also features some new interiors. The turbo versions will feature red accents and stitching, while the Signature variant raises the bar with genuine wood inserts and Nappa leather upholstery. It also adopts an updated infotainment system, with a 10.25 “screen and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with the same interface as Mazda3.

The Mazda CX-5 update should be available at the brand’s dealerships in Mexico before the end of the year. Upon reaching the market, it will continue its path in the compact SUV segment, as a rival to Peugeot 3008, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and the company.

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