2022 Mazda CX-5 Replacement Might Be Named CX-50

2022 Mazda CX-5 front

The new 2022 Mazda CX-5 could get a replacement for the next year. According to the latest news, the forthcoming model might come with a different name. Many reports are suggesting that the next-gen model will be called CX-50.

As you probably know, CX-5 is one of the top-rated SUVs in the mid-size segment and is one of the most selling. On top of that, this model uses Mazdas’ latest SkyActiv engines, providing excellent performance thanks to a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Mazda CX-5 Exterior

The well-known manufacturer, Mazda, might replace the upcoming 2022 Mazda CX-5 with the new model named Mazda CX-50. Basically, this rumor is not yet confirmed by officials. As we heard, the new model will keep the same charming look, and it will continue with the same Kodo design language. Generally, this SUV is among the best-looking compact-crossover SUVs.

The Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition will surely be offered as well. This model is distinguished by the Polymetal Gray paint, a black metallic grille, black mirror caps, and black 19-inch alloy wheels. However, the regular model is just behind it, especially when it comes in the Soul Red Crystal color.

2022 Mazda CX-5 cabin

Cabin Design and Trim Equipments

Inside, we can expect some small updates for 2022YM. The least expensive 2022 Mazda CX-5 Sport model could feature more upscale materials. This model comes standard with a new 10.25-inch center display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, two USB ports, cloth-covered seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, and more. New CX-5 Touring Preferred SV will bring more amenities. This model ups the luxury quotient thanks to leather upholstery, a mighty 10-speaker Bose audio system, power liftgate, power moonroof, and power front seats.

The most favorite is still the CX-5 Carbon Edition and it offers features much like the Touring Preferred SV. However, Carbon also looks snazzier, and it adds black door mirrors and red leather seats, and black honeycomb trim.


The base Sport model’s standard safety features include an advanced suite with smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

2022 Mazda CX-5 Engine Possibilities

The latest report suggests that the forthcoming 2022 Mazda CX-5 will come with new engines. The first candidate is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv-G engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This unit produces 184 hp, and a turbocharged variant of this powertrain is another possibility. Also, the same source listed that the next-gen CX-5 might get a 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder SkyActiv-D.

Sitting above these four-cylinder engines may be a new 3.0-liter inline-six with the latest SkyActiv-X technology. This model will most likely come as a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Lastly, a more powerful 3.3-liter inline-six diesel may also be on the cards.

2022 Mazda CX-5 rear

Release Date and Price

As mentioned, the upcoming 2022 Mazda CX-5 might be introduced shortly as the CX-50 model. The aforementioned report revealed that the next generation would gain a more attractive look and plenty of upgrades inside. From the information that is circulating, the new CX-5 might be released alongside a redesigned CX-3 model in June 2021.

Otherwise, price is not year available, but consider the new engines, we can expect a slight price increase. The current base model that uses the FWD system starts at $25,270, while the top trim Signature reaches almost the 40k mark.


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