2022 Mazda CX-5: official photos…
No big surprise here, since we saw a few spy shots of it last week.
For some reason, Mazda has decided to update the CX-5. About a year before its replacement, the CX-50 comes out.
This probably means that starting in 2023, the CX-5 will still be offered alongside the new CX-50 for a while. As a cheaper option.
For 2022, the CX-5 will come standard with AWD. As a matter of fact, FWD is no longer available in the CX-30 and CX-9 as well.
Which, of course, will mean higher base prices for all of these. And more profit for Mazda, I guess. (Since AWD doesn’t cost them $1500)
Outside, the CX-5 looks a bit simpler. Which is a nice trend. They’ve made it quieter too. Road noise has been reduced while the ride is also a bit more comfortable.
Still, no 8-speed auto. Or any kind of hybrid optiuon.
Basically, a great crossover choice is now an even better one. Slightly…