Mazda Motor Corporation: Is a Turbocharged CX-5 coming soon?


Mazda’s  CX-5 is one of the company’s most popular vehicles. New information suggests that it may soon get a turbocharged engine.

If you know anything about Mazda, you know that its vehicles are built to be engaging to drive. The company built its reputation on the back of its small, sporty roadster, the MX-5 Miata. The rest of the brand’s models carry over at least some modicum of sportiness.

The CX-5 is no exception. It’s one of the best non-luxury crossover SUVs to drive. That said, the model isn’t the quickest crossover on the road. Soon, it may get a whole lot faster, though.

According to The Truth About Cars, Mazda could offer the CX-5 with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. California Air Resources Board documents suggest the company will put the engine in the vehicle.

A 2.5-liter Turbo Will Make The CX-5 Even Better

Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-5 /

Mazda is getting a lot of use out of its 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It has the engine in the CX-9 and the new Mazda6. The company keeps expanding the number of models that can get this engine. It’s a smart move. Many people want more power in their vehicles, and the 2.5-liter turbo is a good way of giving it to them.

The CX-5 is a vehicle that needs more power. It’s a has an adequate amount currently, but more power would make it even more engaging to drive. The CX-5 has some of the best handling chops of any crossover, but its power was always just okay. With a 2.5-liter turbocharged power plant under the hood, it would be a genuinely fun vehicle to drive.

Mazda has Several Engines for the CX-5

Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-5 /

The current CX-5 can be had with either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 156hp and 150 lb-ft of torque or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a diesel engine on the way currently. The 2.5-liter engine offers a good amount of horsepower, but adding a turbocharger to it would give the CX-5 the shot of adrenaline that it needs to be truly interesting.

In the CX-9, the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine makes a strong 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. That same amount of horsepower in the CX-5 would make the vehicle shoot off the line with some serious gusto. The CX-9, which is considerably heavier, makes a 0-60 mph run in just 7.1 seconds, according to Car and Driver. The CX-5 should be much quicker.

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Hopefully, Mazda doesn’t drag its feet on offering the CX-5 with the 2.5-liter like it is with the diesel version of the vehicle.