Written by Marco Carvajal

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature

The new 2024 Mazda CX-5 Crossover is a luxury, and elegant SUV or CUV. It has very good power with its standard i-Activ AWD all-wheel-drive 2.5 turbo engine.

Pricing for this SUV is very low and impressive. You can buy the new 2024 CX-5 starting at a low $29,300 MSRP.  Is not easy to find such an elegant crossover with AWD and so many other standard features, starting at such low pricing.

The CX-5 is very attractive with an enhanced signature design and lots of standard and optional features. This car brings joy to a driver looking for agility in a vehicle. It also offers a high-quality interior and precise handling.

Many people expected the 2024 Mazda CX-5 Crossover to be replaced by the brand’s recently produced CX-50, but it seems that both cars are here to stay and live together like good brothers.

2024 Mazda CX 5
2024 Mazda CX 5

CX-5 is a Very Safe SUV

The new CX-5 is very safe, achieving awards like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in 2023.

The CX-5 was also the first vehicle to earn a good rating in IIHS’s new, tougher side impact test, thanks to engineering and safety features that are now standard on the 2024 CX-5 model, giving us the confidence of safety and power when driving this crossover car.

Some of the essential standard safety features that make the CX-5 a very safe car include Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support, Advanced Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.

These safety features combined with the powerful all-wheel-drive 2.5 turbo engine on the CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature model that I am driving, allow me to feel confident and safe when driving on fast-speed highways.

The top-of-the-line Turbo Signature includes more premium safety features standard, like the Mazda’s latest i-Activsense safety features which add the 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors, Smart City Brake Support Reverse, and Driver Attention Alert.

Some of the worst cities to drive in the world are Miami and Orlando, Florida, not far from my home. Unfortunately, we have very bad and aggressive drivers in these two big cities, and safety is always a concern, especially when you think about teenagers and young drivers starting to drive, and how they are not ready for defensive driving, but having a car like the CX-5 gives me peace of mind to have young and inexperienced drivers have additional tools for a safer driving experience and to protect themselves from the dangerous fast highways.

I love the fact that you don’t pay for all of these important features that are included on every CX-5 model you can buy, from the most basic entry-level trim model to the top of the lineup.

Marco Carvajal enjoying the Sunset
Marco Carvajal enjoying the afternoon in Florida

New for the 2024 CX-5 Model

New for this year model 2024, there is a Carbon Turbo trim model with a very sporty tough appearance and turbocharged 256 horsepower performance.

Also new for this year, there is better fuel economy with 2 MPG combined improvement. The addition of i-Stop technology improves EPA’s estimated fuel economy to 26 MPG city, 31 MPG freeway, and 28 MPG combined.

Many of us are expecting that the CX-5 would stop being produced soon and be replaced by its younger brother the new CX-50, just like recently the Mazda CX-30 replaced the CX-3, but so far the CX-5 keeps selling and getting better and more popular with automobile buyers.

2024 Mazda CX 5
2024 Mazda CX 5 SUV

Mazda CX-50 versus CX-5 Sibling

Both CX-50 and CX-5 SUVs are very similar and beautifully designed.

Mazda has been building very stylish and beautiful vehicles, and the best-seller CX-5 and the new CX-50 are some of the most attractive models the brand is producing.

The CX-5 started to be sold in 2012, it was the first Mazda to have the full Sky-Activ Technology suite featured in it and it has become a bestseller for the Japanese automaker.

Then in 2022, Mazda started to sell the new 2023 car year Mazda CX-50, a new car that looks very similar to the CX-5 but it comes with certain different features and style.

Both SUVs have similar powertrains with minor performance differences across trim levels, and fuel economy is also similar, so both are great options for budget-conscious drivers.

The CX-50 is longer and has a more aggressive-looking exterior design. The CX-50 has higher ground clearance while the Mazda CX-5 is more agile and suited to city life.

2024 Mazda CX 5
2024 Mazda CX 5

Pricing for the 2024 Mazda CX-5

Pricing for this SUV is very low compared to several other SUVs. Starting at a low $29,300 MSRP the CX-5 is a real bargain. There are several CX-5 trim models to choose from.

Even the top of the line CX-5 has a very low-value pricing of $40K giving you much power, luxury, and features that would cost much more in other car brands.

Model and Starting MSRP

  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 S Select, MSRP $29,300
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 S Preferred, MSRP $30,650
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 S Carbon Edition, MSRP $31,950
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 S Premium, MSRP $33,900
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 S Premium, MSRP Plus $36,500
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 Carbon Turbo, MSRP $37,000
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 Turbo Premium, MSRP $37,800
  • 2024 CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature, MSRP $40,600

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 includes several optional features you can add like auto-leveling, automatic on/off LED headlights with High Beam Control, rear roof spoiler, rear privacy glass, 17-inch gray metallic aluminum-alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control with rear air conditioning vents, a rear seat center armrest, roof-mounted shark fin antenna, color-matched body cladding and automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers and Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry.

The CX-5 lineup has a top price of $40,600 MSRP with the Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature model that I am test-driving.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Interior
Interior 2024 Mazda CX 5

CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature Model Test Driving

The 2.5 Turbo Signature trim model I am driving is a best-seller and it has everything that you may want, and pricing is affordable for such a premium crossover.

The Turbo Signature is full of premium style and sporty performance with features like silver metallic finish 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, gunmetal front grille, aluminum silver-finished front and rear bumper trim and side mirrors that produce an impressive look.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Interior
Interior 2024 Mazda CX 5

Interior Comfort

The new Mazda CX-5 is not an expensive crossover, but it feels premium and more expensive than it is. Mazda provides excellent value for a low price in most of its cars, but the CX-5 goes further than other Mazda automobiles.

Especially when you look at the beautiful exterior shape or when you sit in the elegant optional black leatherette seats you can enjoy very comfortable seats and great back support, and your eyes can enjoy the elegant and premium look of the interior.

While I test drive several cars very often it got my attention how comfortable are the optional black leatherette seats, you can feel as if the large wide seat is hugging you for total back support.

The front seats feature three-level heating. The driver’s seat has six-way power adjustability, and then the passenger seat includes a six-way manual adjustment to find the best position.

The CX 5 Turbo Signature interior is premium with quality materials such as Caturra Brown Nappa leather and genuine woodgrain.  I enjoy the LED interior lighting and ambient foot illumination. The frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror further accentuates the high-end feeling of the interior.

The premium Mazda Navigation System installed in the Turbo Signature model features Off-Road Navigation. The Active Driving Display also includes Traffic Sign Recognition.

Buyers of the new CX-5 enjoy a free three-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link providing traffic, weather, sports scores, fuel prices, nearby parking, and other premium features.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Interior
Interior 2024 Mazda CX 5

Performance

Driving the CX-5 Turbo Signature model is a pleasure, it is fun to drive. The vehicle responds well to acceleration and braking. Automatic speed shifting is very smooth. Cornering and changing lanes quickly on the highway is easy.

Riding this elegant SUV, you feel that the CX-5 was made as a very well trained racing horse that knows how to let you command the drive.

All CX-5 models are paired with a quick-shifting SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and sport mode.

A powerful SKYACTIV 52-G 2.5 4-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo Engine produces 256 horsepower and 320 Torque power. Just like all CX-5 models i-Activ AWD all-wheel-drive is standard.

The smart G-Vectoring Control Plus, helps the vehicle continuously monitor weight distribution and shifting power to the appropriate wheels, providing drivers with near-instant power delivery.

Also Standard on the Turbo Signature model is Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) with Sport and Off-road modes.

This CUV gives you the same driving pleasure you could get from a small sports sedan, with the added benefit of room to carry everything you need and large interior space for drivers and passengers.

2024 Mazda CX 5
2024 Mazda CX 5

Technology

All 2024 Mazda CX-5 models include Mazda Connected Services free for three years. This advanced remote system provides the ability to monitor and control the state of the CX-5 while using the MyMazda app.

Mazda Connected Service also includes a three-month or a 2GB trial in-car Wifi hotspot trial.

The new modern 10.25”  infotainment display uses touchscreen functionality. It can be controlled with the multi-function commander knob and also works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A good quality six-speaker sound system is included standard and free of charge on all CX-5 models.

More standard features included free of charge in all CX-5 models are push-button start, leather-wrapped shifter, steering wheel with mounted audio, Bluetooth, cruise control buttons, dual front USB inputs, and two rear USB charging ports.

2024 Mazda CX 5 Marco Carvajal Driving
Marco Carvajal driving the new SUV 2024 Mazda CX 5

Mazda

Mazda was founded in 1920 in Hiroshima, Japan. Mazda’s U.S. headquarters are located in Irvine, California.

Japanese car manufacturers are well known for excellent quality, low pricing, and long-lasting powertrains with very low mechanical problems.  Mazda is known for its beautiful exterior design, great value low pricing, not expensive maintenance, and a good long warranty.

While the global Mazda Japan headquarters are in Hiroshima, where it also has its main automobile factory, Mazda also has manufacturing plants in several countries and operates its sales and service networks globally.

Mazda warranty is very competitive with the US market. The New-Vehicle Limited Warranty period for defects in materials and workmanship in all parts supplied by Mazda is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The Powertrain Limited Warranty period for defects in materials and workmanship in the powertrain components supplied by Mazda is 5 years or 60,000 miles,

This transferable limited warranty is included on all new Mazda vehicles sold and serviced in the United States.

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Marco Carvajal has many years of experience in the editorial world, in the entertainment industry including events, cars, music and other fields. He also has a wide experience on business, e-business and e-commerce. He is actively involved in the development of AutomotorPro.com and other affiliated car publications, from marketing and business management, to the editorial department as a contributing writer and editor for other writers. His passion for automobiles, travel and art supports the development of AutomotorPro.com in an original and unique way, as a leader in the automobile editorial industry, nationwide in the United States and international territories. Marco graduated from the University of Miami, in addition to additional studies at other universities and institutions. In the field of business he has created several enterprises and multinational projects related to publishing and entertainment. As a writer, the number one goal for Marco Carvajal is to be able to communicate clear information easy to understand for our subscribers, in an easy language, very detailed, about automobiles and lifestyle. He also likes to show a different perspective, with innovative style, about the information and characteristics of each car, mostly oriented to the daily life, about what each person may want learn about each car, thinking on the practical daily use of cars in real life.