2024 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Signature AWD Star Power

The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover introduced in 2013 has been the boutique brand’s super star best seller. Though already one-upped by the sportier CX-30 and classier CX-50, the CX-5 is back in 2024 with a power boosted turbocharged version of its celebrated high compression Skyactive 2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder engine.

The word is Mazda will expand its limited EV program with a full battery electric version of the Mazda CX-5 in 2025.

The extra bolt of power of the 227 horsepower turbo adds significantly to the latest CX-5, notching up the fun to drive factor and ride quality, especially with the standard AWD.

Inside and out the styling of this Mazda is spare but elegant in the celebrated Kodo design ethic. Comfort, convenience, comprehensive tech, safety features & ample cargo space commend the new CX-5 which translates into exceptional road trip credentials.

The electric assist steering is prompt and responsive and the brake pedal feel is sharp and reassuring.

This compact crossover segment has become very competitive with offerings from higher tone luxury brands and less pricey carmakers. And yet the 2024 Mazda CX-5 is an exceptional value at $38,000 – $40,000.