2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

Rear passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a white 2017 Mazda CX-5 on the right

Many of the main specs and features of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are the same and for good reason. Both the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 are adorned with the breathtaking KODO: Soul of Motion design strategy that breathes life into the Mazda CX-5 with its aesthetically pleasing athletic body lines that flow from the front fascia to the rear bumper. Under the hood of each model year is the SKYACTIV® drivetrain that is a beautiful blend of efficiency and performance so Mazda CX-5 owners can enjoy the drive more and stop to refuel less. Take a look at all of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 right here below.

What are the Similarities & Differences Between the 2018 & 2017 Mazda CX-5?

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has simplified the trim level options to only three, the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring, down from four in 2017 to make it easier for shoppers to find all of the technology and safety systems that they want while still staying within budget. A 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder engine is standard across all trim levels of both the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 and it delivers 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque while still averaging 25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY in standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD). All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is an available option for all trim levels of the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 as well and when the 2.5L engine works with AWD it averages EPA estimates of 23 MPG City/ 29 MPG HWY.

The cabin of the 2018 & 2017 Mazda CX-5 have standard seating for five people and come equipped with a 40/ 20/ 40 One-Touch Fold-Down 2nd Row seat for easy loading and unloading as well as cargo and passenger flexibility. The standard cargo space of the Mazda CX-5 measures 30.9 cubic feet and with the second-row seat folded flat it can handle up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo. Standard interior amenities of the 2018 and 2017 Mazda CX-5 include a 7” Color Touchscreen Display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Bluetooth®, a Rearview Camera, and even a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 adds standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Hill Start Assist, while the 2017 CX-5 only offers Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as upgrades and doesn’t make Hill Start Assist available. You can take both the 2018 and 2017 CX-5 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda to help you determine which one fits your needs best.