Mazda CX-5 receives facelift and driving upgrades for 2022
Mazda's best seller just got a bit of a rework.
The Mazda CX-5 has always been touted for its connected driving experience- at least for an SUV. And now for 2022, Mazda is looking to increase the drivability of the CX-5.
For beginners, Mazda has equipped the CX-5 with standard AWD on all trims, making it now impossible to get a FWD CX-5. In fact, all the CX models (CX-9, CX-30) now come standard with AWD. Carrying on with the theme of improved driving dynamics, the CX-5 now comes with a drive-mode selector, dubbed Mi-Drive. The new drive modes that will come on this selector are currently unknown, but it's safe to assume available options will include Sport, Economy, and some form of an Offroad setting.
Mazda tweaked the 6-speed automatic transmission to make it more responsive. Also tweaked is the suspension of the CX-5, with improvements to the dampening control structure and increased frame rigidity.
Lots of aesthetic changes were made for the 2022 CX-5, which you can see on the exterior of the CX-5. The higher-trimmed Grand Touring Reserve models are now targeted for sportier-buyers, and to reflect that, the Grand Touring Reserve trim now comes with bold, black finish on the exterior, and red accents and stitching in the interior.
The CX-5's seats also got a redo, with the goal being to give occupants more stability and increase comfort.