The 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover is no doubt an attractive and fun vehicle to drive, which will go on sale this month at a starting price of $20,695 plus a $795 destination charge. The new Mazda CX-5 crossover will go head-to-head with competitors such as the Hyundai Tuscon, Subaru Forester and Kia Sportage.
We’ve taken a look at the performance and fuel economy numbers, and so far, it looks like that the 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover boasts the best driving capability around town along with the best fuel fuel economy numbers in its class. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with the new 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine, along with a refined steering, manual gearbox and suspension.
At the starting price of $20,695, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport base model comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. And for those who enjoy an automatic transmission instead, you can opt for a 6-speed automatic transmission for an additional $1,400. In addition, the base model can be had with an all-wheel drive system as an option as well, which adds another $1,250 to the total price. All translates to about $24,140 on the final invoice.
Or one could choose the Touring model that comes with either a front-wheel drive system for $23,895 or an all-wheel drive system for $25,145. Both driving systems on the Touring model are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission only.
The last top-end model is the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, which starts at $27,045 for a front-wheel drive and $28,295 for an all-wheel drive. The Grand Touring model is also available with a technology package on the GT trim, which adds another $1,325. Check out the review video below.