Mazda Canada announces 2013 Mazda CX-5 to start at $22,995

by Ian Palmer

Mazda Canada today announced that the 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV will have a starting manufacturer suggested retail price of $22,995 when it goes on sale in February.

According to the vehicle maker, the all-new Mazda CX-5 will be available in three trim levels: the entry-level GX, the mid-grade GS with many additional standard features and the top-of-the-line GT.

Starting at $22,995, the entry-level CX-5 GX trim comes with  standard safety features including an Anti-Lock Brake System with EBFD and Brake Assist, hill hold assist, advanced dual front air bags, front seat side air bags and side air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. A Convenience Package is offered for the GX, which adds features such as 17″ alloy wheels, privacy glass, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with Audio Profile, HD radio, and a 5.8” colour display screen. AWD is available as an option on GX and GS trim levels, and comes standard on the GT trim.

Starting at $27,895, standard equipment on the GS includes everything from the GX with Convenience Package and automatic transmission and adds even more features such as a power moonroof, foglights, Blind Spot Monitoring System, and rearview camera.

For the GT, which starts at $32,495, additional features become standard equipment, such as 19” alloy wheels, intelligent key system and a BOSE audio system with nine speakers. An available Technology Package adds Bi-Xenon headlights, Adaptive Front Lighting System, auto headlamp levelling, TomTom-based navigation system and SIRIUS Satellite radio.

Mazda Canada, which also today announced official fuel consumption for the 2013 CX-5 as rated by Transport Canada, said that the SUV offers the best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in Canada at 5.7 litres per 100 km.

Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission are rated with a fuel economy of 7.8 L/100km in the city and 5.7 L/100km on the highway. When equipped with the optional SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive models receive a fuel consumption rating of 7.7/6.1 L/100km. SKYACTIV-Drive is standard on all-wheel-drive models, which return an estimated fuel economy rating of 8.0/6.4 L/100km.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one } December 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

It will be great to see D in US and Canada,
they do have impresive gas/mil
running around 4l/100km


norvid May 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I had Volvo diesel, Landcruiser diesel and now VW diesel. If anything makes sense is the diesel engine, reliable, long lasting, fuel efficient and with latest technology impossible to compare to gasoline or hybrid. We here in north America are kept in dark after GM made gasoline engine conversion in the 80-th. Junk made headway and Americans stopped thinking the right way, what is good for them except few and mostly immigrants.
By bringing DIESEL cars and small tracks, which are available everywhere but us, the revolution in this industry follows. Do the BIG THREE want this?


Dave April 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I just got off the phone with Mazda. They confirmed a CX-5 Sky-D is destined for Canada. No date yet but it’s in the works to grace our shores soon.

Let’s keep the momentum going. Call and voice your desire to have Diesel models available.


Dave April 5, 2012 at 12:14 am

With oil companies gouging us with rip-off prices for gas/diesel, Mazda has a no- brainer opportunity to launch the CX-5 Sky-D. For all those who are waiting for this model, make some noise and call Mazda’s head office and complain. 1-800-263-4680 is their phone #.

I need more towing capacity than the Sky-G offers. 3500 lbs would be ideal. 60 mpg? Mazda reliability? VW is going to be shaking in their boots.


Mark April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

If Mazda does not offer a diesel with the CX5 I will not be considering a purchase. I will just consider buying a VW, and keep my eyes open for an AWD diesel…one day. It would be too bad if we can’t purchase such a vehicle here yet as they are as common as bicycles in Europe.


Mark April 2, 2012 at 4:04 am

I just checked Mazda UK and see that the CX5 has a diesel option in that country (and probably Europe to):

It would be highly disappointing if we could not be offered the same opportunity here.


Mark April 2, 2012 at 3:55 am

I have visited the Mazda web site a few times, but have not seen any reference to a diesel engine. Is this a national secret, and you will only be able to order such a car through a face-to-face meeting with a sales manager, or is the diesel simply not going to be offered.

Many of the reports from auto-shows did mention that a diesel will be offered in 2013. Perhaps we will need to purchase such a vehicle in the US?


Dave March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I was told by my local Mazda dealer in Vancouver that Mazda Canada has no plans to sell the diesel CX5 in 2013 or anytime soon. Could someone please confirm this for me if it is true or not. I also want to get a diesel CX5 if it is available in Canada.


Lee March 22, 2012 at 7:22 am

Sorry Dave, you need to go by Audi Q7 or Mercedes or BMW to get diesel, Mazda will not bring Diesel anytime soon into Canada, most of the times everyone follows GM moves , if GM brings diesel to their model then the rest will


VM February 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

I have read all the reviews re Mazda cx-5 and I think it is a nice car to drive, with the only question to it’s new skyactive powertrain reliability. Some people having their skyactive 2012 mazda3 complain about some mechanical noise coming from engine. I hope Mazda cx-5 eliminates it. As for the price I think it is a bit high in comparison to some others. That price would be just perfect with convenience package included. Looking forward to test it driving as it arrives in showrooms and giving it a chance to become my car


Martin January 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I think the CX-5 is overpriced when you compare it to a Mitsubishi RVR which is pretty much the same as a Mazda CX-5. With Mitsubishi though you get the 160’000 km, 10 year power train warranty-longest of any car manufacturer. The fuel economy on both cars is comparable. I think Mitsubishi RVR is a better buy.


Aaron February 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Gas mileage is not similar. Buy your Mitsubishi. You will be the only one


ManitobaSky May 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

8.6/6.6 vs 8/6.4 for the awd models seems pretty similar to me. I think the little Mitsubishi does just fine when you remember it’s engine is not direct injection. I hate to say it but for all Mazdas talk about light weight the cx-5 is just too heavy. Martin’s right the cx-5 is overpriced.


chris2002 January 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

OK. That price is about what I expected. But I’ll wait for the diesel. Due out early 2013. Will it be hard to wait? Sure, but so worth it (310 lb-ft torque and 60+ mpg highway). Better yet because the diesel is built around many of the ultra high compression Skyactiv-G engine bits (block, crank etc) Mazda has stated there will be very little price premium for the diesel. Awesome! VW will finally get what they have coming for foisting their nasty reliability on us diesel lovers that had no other choice for a diesel. And don’t even get me going about VW’s service departments. So kudos to Mazda! I will be first in line to test drive the new CX-5 and definitely first to buy a diesel from my local dealer when they arive in 2013….can’t wait!


Mark February 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I agree with waiting for the diesel! 310 lb-ft, and perhaps a 3500# towing capacity with better fuel economy to boot, it’s a no-brainer!


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