Mazda PH launches updated CX-5 for 2024

Updated Mar 22, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This updated model starts at Php 1.950 million.

Mazda Philippines has officially rolled out the updated CX-5 crossover for the local market. New to the 2024 model year are the Sport 2.0 and the Sport 2.5 AWD trims. These two will be joining the CX-5 AWD Turbo 2.5 which is the most powerful in the model’s variant lineup.

2024 Mazda CX-5 Sport AWD 2.5

2024 Mazda CX-5 Sport AWD 2.5

So what can buyers expect from the updated 2024 Mazda CX-5? Let’s go over its specs to find out.

Exterior

Front and center on the updated CX-5 for 2024 is a new three-dimensional grille. It carries a more robust look, whilst still maintaining the elegant spirit of the brand thanks to the “floating look” it creates.

CX-5 AWD Turbo 2.5

CX-5 AWD Turbo 2.5

Its grille is then paired with sculpted front bumpers, a pair of sharp-looking LED headlamp clusters, and eye-catching LED daytime running lamps. According to Mazda, these were enhanced with new LED technologies that maximize vision at night. The LED headlamps also come with auto-leveling and high-beam control features.

From the side, the new CX-5 gets a sleek side portion. On the AWD Turbo trim, this is further enhanced thanks to body claddings color-keyed to the vehicle’s main body color. From this angle, one can also see that it rides on a set of 19-inch bright silver aluminum alloy wheels.

The new Sport AWD from the rear

The new Sport AWD from the rear

For color options, the 2024 CX-5 may come in Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Polymetal Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, and Jet Black. Only the top-spec AWD Turbo gets access to Rhodium White Premium and Zircon Sand. The Sport variants meanwhile, get the exclusive Snowflake White Pearl color.

Interior

Step inside the 2024 CX-5 and you’ll be greeted by an interior designed to be comfortable while driver-centric.

It hosts a wealth of soft-touch surfaces, and all of its seats are wrapped in leather. On the Sport trims, the seats are made more visually appealing thanks to Orange contrast stitching. The top-spec variant meanwhile, gets Deep Red Nappa leather.

Inside the CX-5 Sport AWD

Inside the CX-5 Sport AWD

Setting one’s preferred position is also made easy thanks to a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The front passenger meanwhile, gets a six-way power-adjustable seat.

For the rear, the updated crossover gets 40:20:40 split-folding seats which allows one to maximize its cargo space. A power tailgate provides more convenient access to the trunk, while a reversible cargo floor with a waterproof side makes it easier to store a variety of cargo.

2024 CX-5's rear cabin

2024 CX-5's rear cabin

For further occupant enjoyment and comfort, the 2024 CX-5 also gets a panoramic sunroof, automatic air-conditioning, an ample amount of cupholders, and plenty of USB charging ports. Its driver meanwhile, gets rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a push-to-start button, and a center shoulder rest, among others.

Tech & Safety

Handling on-board entertainment on the 2024 CX-5 is a floating-type eight-inch LCD screen. The said display comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is then linked to a 10-piece Bose sound system as standard. Topping up one’s smartphone aboard the CX-5 is then made easier thanks to a wireless charging pad.

The driver meanwhile, gets a seven-inch LCD meter set. This is paired with a heads-up display which is projected on the Mazda’s front windshield.

The 2024 CX-5 comes standard with an eight-inch infotainment display

The 2024 CX-5 comes standard with an eight-inch infotainment display

Standard safety equipment present on the 2024 CX-5 includes a total of six airbags, anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, key-less entry, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree view camera, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and child lock protection.

Those standard safety bits are reinforced by Mazda’s i-Activsense advanced driver-assist suite. This is comprised of blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, and driver attention alert.

Engine

Under the hood of the 2024 CX-5 is the Skyactive-G engine. For the Sport trims, it is available in a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated version which puts out 187 horsepower and 252 Nm of torque, and a smaller 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated version that can deliver 153 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The top-spec trim meanwhile, gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter mill that can output 249 hp and 434 Nm of torque.

CX-5 front

Mazda's new Kodo design language is now standard across the CX-5 variant lineup

All variants use Mazda’s Skyactiv-drive six-speed automatic gearbox. These come with sport mode, but only the mid-spec and the top-spec trims get all-wheel-drive. The entry-level Sport 2.0 meanwhile, is FWD only.

As standard, the AWD trims get an off-road traction assist system. Present across the lineup is a torque vectoring system and an engine idling stop system for better fuel efficiency.

Price

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 starts at Php 1,950,000 for the entry-level Sport 2.0. The mid-spec Sport AWD variant meanwhile, is priced at Php 2,050,000. Last but not least, the top-spec AWD Turbo retails at Php 2,430,000.

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Know more about Mazda CX-5 2024

Mazda CX-5

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 is a compact five-seater crossover. In the Philippine market, this model is available in three variants. There’s the CX-5 Sport, CX-5 Sport AWD, and the CX-5 Turbo. These come with a price tag of Php 1,890,000, Php 1,990,000, and Php 2,380,000 respectively.  

Under the hood of the CX-5 Sport AWD is a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine that outputs 187 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. The entry-level CX-5 Sport meanwhile uses a smaller 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that can make up to 154 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque.  Both use a six-speed automatic gearbox, but the 2.5-liter variant uses an all-wheel-drive layout, while the 2.0-liter variant comes with a front-wheel-drive layout.

The top-spec CX-5 variant meanwhile, uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-banger that can produce up to 249 horsepower and 434 Nm of torque. It also uses a six-speed automatic tranny, and assumes an all-wheel-drive layout. 

Size-wise, the Philippine-spec Mazda CX-5 is 4,550mm long, 1,840mm wide, and 1,680mm in height. The top-spec model is a bit longer at 4,575mm.  

Locally, the Mazda CX-5 competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Ford Territory, among others. 

₱ 1,890,000 - ₱ 2,380,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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