You can find 17 different trims for the Mazda CX-5 and their corresponding recommended oil type.
The years available stretch from 2012 through to 2020 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
The year 2012 delivered a very interesting and special offering from Mazda, who were better known for their cute MX-5 roadsters and executive-style saloons: The CX-5.
This 5-door compact crossover SUV was the first to exhibit what Mazda came to call their “Kodo” design language. It actually shares a platform with the Mazda3 and Mazda6, and the it was the first model to contain all SkyActiv engine technology.
After several ears, Mazda delivered a second-generation model in 2017, which is still used in the most current model year.
Drivers can choose from a 2.0 or 2.5L SkyActiv gasoline engine, or a 2.2L diesel as of 2019. All engines are 4-cylinder models.
Transmission is a 6-speed manual or automatic, also part of Mazda’s SkyActiv suite.
In the US, the new CX-5 is available either as FWD or AWD, with fantastic 19” wheels as an option for the upgraded GT trim level.
It seems, too, that Americans’ penchant for reliable and stylish Japanese cars and their unique production philosophies continues.
Mazda’s CX-5 has enjoyed very pleasing sales, barely slipping 8,000 units even in the disaster of a year that was 2020 to achieve 146,420 sales.
Around the world, the CX-5 is lauded as both reliable and safe. The Euro NCAP safety test gave it 5 stars, as did the NHTSA for the CX-50 in the 2021 model year, and for other SUVs in Mazda’s increasingly varied crossover and SUV range.
The company has proven that SUVs can be done a bit differently, it doesn’t all have to be raw power.