2020 Mazda CX-5 Diesel In The U.S. Release Date Rumours, Specs, & Engine – Despite submitting established fuel economy numbers with the Environment Protection Agency for a diesel-powered 2020 CX-5, Mazda has yet to provide a single CX-5 diesel in the U.S. market, per Mazda North America’s president and CEO, Masahiro Moro. Still, at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Moro insisted the CX-5 diesel continues to be in the company’s cards. When Mazda selects to show those cards, however, is up in the air, as a specific timeline for the model was not provided.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Diesel In The U.S. Review
Nonetheless, Moro did acknowledge the CX-5 diesel will show up at some point in the 2020 calendar year. And considering that the EPA reviews no fuel economy figures for a 2020 model-year CX-5 diesel, we believe the engine will formally be available in the 2020 CX-5.
On appearance, the diesel will surely enhance the standard 187-hp 2.5-liter inline-four and 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four that presently power the compact crossover. Boasting 2.2 liters, the diesel engine was rated by the EPA to come back up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway in the 2020 model year – a small improvement over the base engine’s 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway ratings. We expect these numbers to rise by a couple of miles per gallon for the CX-5 diesel that Mazda says it will deliver this year.
Basically, we hope the CX-5 diesel materializes, we’re skeptical the powertrain is ever going to make its way to U.S.-bound CX-5s. Let’s hope our doubt is proven incorrect, although.