2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD review: Hot

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD badge

The badge on the rear of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD shows that it has all-wheel drive but not its trim level. (click to enlarge)

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, price and key specifications as tested

Body style/layout: 5-door crossover SUV, front engine/all-wheel drive

Base price: $28.295

Window sticker 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Price as tested: $30,415

Engine

  • Type: 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC I-4
  • Displacement, cc: 1998
  • Block/head material: aluminum/aluminum
  • Compression ratio: 13.0:1
  • Horsepower: 155 @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
  • Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
  • Fuel economy, EPA est.: 25/31 mpg city/highway
  • Fuel economy, observed: 26.8 mpg

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Chassis/Suspension

  • Suspension, front/rear: MacPherson strut / multilink
  • Wheels: 19-inch alloy
  • Tires: 225/55 R19
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc; 11.7-inch dia. front/11.9-inch dia. rear
  • Steering: electric assist power rack-and-pinion
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft.

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in.
  • Length: 179.3 in.
  • Height: 65.7 in.
  • Width: 72.4 in.
  • Curb weight: 3,426 lbs
  • Trunk volume, min/max: 34.1 / 65.4 cu. ft.
  • Fuel tank: 15.3 gal.

Safety

  • Airbags: Front, front side, side curtain
  • Anti-lock brakes: Yes  Traction control: Yes  Stability control: Yes  Electronic brake-force distribution: Yes  Brake assist: Yes
  • Other: blind spot monitoring

Warranty: 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper; 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain; 3-year/36,000 mile roadside assistance