Thinking of driving the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will give you several different trim levels to choose from. This will allow you to select the trim with the right features for a price you can easily afford. The base GX trim starts at $22,995 in Canada or you can upgrade to the GS at $29,245 or the GT at $34,895. Upgrading among the trim levels will give you more features, helping you decide which is right for you. A briefing of what to expect from each trim can be found here.
The base trim, the CX-5 GX runs on the 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G 4-cylinder engine that gives you 155 horsepower. This trim also gives you all the basic features you would expect from a Mazda, such as air-conditioning, power windows and locks, keyless entry, and power-operated door mirrors that are heated and feature integrated side turn signals. To maintain the versatility you expect from an SUV, the CX-5 GX also has 60/40 split rear seats, allowing you to fit cargo and passengers seamlessly inside for short errand runs and for longer road trips.
Upgrading to the CX-5 GS trim gives you a larger and more powerful engine. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder still has SkyActiv technology to boost efficiency while giving you 184 horsepower to work with. This trim enhances interior comfort with a 6-way power-adjustable seat for the driver and heated front seats. The leather extends to the shift knob and steering wheel, both of which are wrapped in the same material if you get the Luxury Package, helping to keep your hands warm on cold days. The power moonroof makes it easy to enjoy a nice day while the rearview camera works to keep you safe at all times. The rear seats are upgraded to a model that splits 40/20/40 and has a remote fold-down function for added convenience. This makes configuring your Mazda easy.
Driving the Mazda CX-5 GT trim is truly a luxurious experience thanks to the leather-trimmed upholstery. This leather protects the seats from spills and makes for a more comfortable ride. This model also upgrades the sound system to Bose audio featuring 9 speakers along with noise compensation technology from AudioPilot and surround sound courtesy of Centerpoint. This helps the sound of your music get amplified throughout while keeping excess noise pollution from entering the cabin. This top trim also gives you dual-zone automatic climate control to insure driver and passenger are comfortable in the cabin even on longer drives. You will also see 19-inch alloy wheels to help with handling and enhance the stylish exterior of your SUV. This is truly the luxury end of the Mazda CX-5.
If you would like a closer look at what the Mazda CX-5 has to offer at the various trim levels, then stop by your Mazda dealership. There are experts there who can walk you through the different trims, their features and help you get set up with a test drive.