In 2018, the Mazda CX-5 outperformed the competition in nearly every way. With such a stellar record, what more could 2019 have to offer? Knowing what’s on the horizon will help you decide if you should wait for the forthcoming model, or snag-up a new Mazda CX-5 right now.

Should you wait for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or buy now?

Lazy summer days are here, which indicates we’re mid-way through the year. It also means that soon, 2019 vehicles will begin to roll out. Deciding whether you should wait for the latest model can be difficult – unless you know what’s coming.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5

While most crossover SUVs are indistinguishable from one another, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 stands out in every way. The 5-passenger sport utility goes against the grain with unmatched capability, technology, and beauty. For 2018, it’s offered in three distinct trim levels including GX, GS, and GT.

The CX-5 refuses to blend in with the rest of the herd, and it makes this defiance known with muscular body lines and an in-your-face grille. Mazda’s KODO “Soul in Motion” design philosophy is to thank for these bold styling traits.

Inside, the SUV is awash in Japanese premium craftsmanship. Available high-grade Metal Wood trim, and leather seating envelop the senses. Meanwhile, the rear seats fold flat to accommodate cumbersome cargo.

Mazda is known for its performance, and the CX-5 is no exception. It boasts a 2.5L SKYACTIV engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is offered for superior traction. Further driving confidence comes from the G-Vectoring Control (GCV) traction system.

The technology onboard is impressive as well, especially given the SUV’s modest price tag. Highlights include the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, Bose premium audio, and a head-up display.

Safety comes courtesy of the i-ACTIVSENSE suite, which incorporates the latest driver assistance functions. The list includes Smart Brake Support, Pedestrian Detection, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control. Plus, there’s Distance Recognition Support, Lane Departure Warning, and much more.

The 2019 Mazda CX-5

The internet is abuzz with gossip that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be drastically different from this year’s model. Rumor has it, the upcoming version will get a revised gasoline engine, along with a diesel powerplant.

But you shouldn’t believe everything you hear. Reliable sources speculate the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will remain essentially unchanged from the previous model year. A refreshed or redesigned variant is forecast for 2020 or 2021, which makes sense since the SUV was just revamped in 2017.

For those who want to wait, it’s anticipated the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will begin production in September. Expect to see it on showroom floors sometime this year in November.

The Verdict

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an incredible machine – why wait any longer to claim one as your own? There aren’t any substantial changes forecast for the 2019 model, which means now is the time to buy. Stop by Moffatt’s Mazda today to test drive the uncompromising 2018 Mazda CX-5, and make it your own.