2012 Mazda CX-5 will start at around $20,000

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The all-new 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover will make at its debut Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and we just got some information of the U.S. version from Hideaki Tanaka, manager of the CX-5 program.

According to Tanaka, the 2012 Mazda CX-5 will arrive in the U.S. by early next year, and it will carry a price tag at around $20,000. That is about $3,000 less than the bigger Mazda CX-7 crossover. The 2012 Mazda CX-5 will enter the U.S. market to compete with next-generation Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson.

The new 2012 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover will be powered by Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G gasoline 2.0-liter engine, which is rated at about 165 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque for the European spec. But Mazda stated that the U.S. spec four-cylinder engine will have output a bit lower.

And there is also a rumor that Mazda plans to offer a diesel version of the CX-5 to the U.S. market as well. It will be the same European diesel engine, which is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing about 160 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

We’ll have more juicy details when the 2012 Mazda CX-5 debuts at the show, so stay tuned.

Update: 9/13/2011

The 2012 Mazda CX-5 has just made its debut today at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and so far, all of the specs above are confirmed to be correct.  The 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover will be available in the North American market by the beginning of 2012.  Check out more new photos above.

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  • Rgilbert92

    I have been searching for a small crossover with great gas mileage. Hoping this will be my answer.