Yes we're aware it's the middle of March 2020 and we're featuring a 2019. Our Spotlight is on the highly anticipated 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SkyActiv-D Diesel.
We've been waiting for the SkyActiv-D Mazda Diesel engine in Canada for years now. It's been rumoured since the start of 2018, spy photos circulated around the same time, and finally after waiting the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SkyActiv-D became available.. and no one bought it.
Our full tour and review of the diesel Mazda CX-5 Signature goes over the differences with the diesel engine, what price difference on the MSRP exists, and some of the reasons buyers skipped this for other options or different Mazda models.
We discuss this specific Machine Grey CX-5 diesel and everything you need to know about it. We take the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel on a comprehensive real-world road test to talk about the MPG/fuel economy, along with the interior cabin noise levels, diesel engine power and feel, and some of the changes for 2020 that we don't get on this model.
We go over some of the direct competition like the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Premier Diesel and 2019 GMC Terrain Denali Diesel. We also conduct a 0-60mph (0-100kph) launch.
We wrap up our full tour and review of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD diesel with our final fuel economy testing numbers, including what buyers might be able to expect in the real world. Our list of likes and dislikes about the CX-5 in general and the SkyActiv-D engine specifically, and what the future of diesels in North America looks like as we end our episode.