The official fuel economy figures of Mazda’s all-new 2013 CX-5 compact SUV that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had rated indicated a highway mileage rating of as high as 35 miles per gallon (mpg) for some models. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced that Mazda's first vehicle integrated with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY provides unmatched non-hybrid best-in-class fuel economy for all transmission and drivetrain configurations.
The EPA rated the front-wheel-drive models with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission to have an estimated fuel economy of 26 city/35 highway/29 combined mpg.
When the front-wheel-drive models are fitted with the optional SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, they offer an mpg rating of 26 city/32 highway/29 combined.
When the all-wheel-drive models are given the standard SKYACTIV-Drive, they have an estimated fuel economy rating of 25 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg. These ratings are applicable to both Federal Tier2 Bin5 and California LEV II ULEV emissions standards. The 2013 CX-5 has a driving range that’s higher than 500 miles as it comes with a 14.8-gallon fuel tank in front-wheel-drive models and 15.3 gallons in all-wheel-drive versions.
All the 2013 CX-5 compact SUVs come with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which boasts the highest compression ratio in the world to achieve a mass-built vehicle at 13:1. What this means is that more energy is generated by SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY from each gallon of gasoline compared to traditional internal combustion engines.
In addition, the CX-5 is the lightest compact SUV in its class, with a total curb weight of 3,208 pounds for entry models. Meanwhile, premium trim levels could weigh as much as 3,426 pounds. The CX-5 has an all-new 4-2-1 exhaust system and could produce 155hp at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Its redline is attained at 6,500 rpm. The 2013 CX-5 is available with either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic. It has a 2,000-pound towing capacity while an all-new all-wheel drive system is optional.