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

2013 Mazda CX-5
Ben Mirecki
2013 Mazda CX-5

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.