Mazda CX-5 Ground Clearance

Mazda CX-5 Ground Clearance

Mazda CX-5 Ground Clearance Chart

Sharp style and sporting performance remain hallmarks of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, a small crossover SUV designed for those who enjoy a spirited drive. Excellent handling and a high-quality interior also help make it one of our top picks for a small SUV.

For 2019, the CX-5 is available in two new trim levels, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Both offer a broader list of premium features and conveniences this year and come standard with a new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine, which is lifted from the three-row CX-9, generates up to 250 horsepower and a stout 310 pound-feet of torque.

The optional engine goes a long way toward addressing what has been one of our key complaints about the CX-5 relative to its competitors: lack of power from the standard four-cylinder engine. Power comes at a price, however: The spicier engine is limited to the two top trim levels. And no matter which CX-5 trim level you pick, you’ll be stuck with less cabin and cargo room than you’d have in several rivals.

Overall, however, the CX-5 is a standout. It provides an excellent balance of sportiness, comfort and practicality, and its upscale interior conveys a sense of richness that you don’t find in rivals. It’s a smart choice.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Mazda CX-5 as one of Edmunds’ Best Family SUVs and Best Small SUVsfor this year.

mazda cx-5 ground clearanceSecond Gen: 2017 2018 2019 2020

Trim Lowest ground clearance
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Grand Touring Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 7.5″ (190 mm)

First Gen: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Trim Lowest ground clearance
Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Touring 4dr SUV w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Grand Touring 4dr SUV w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.0L 4cyl 6M) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6M) 8.5″ (215 mm)
Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Prod. End 01/16 (2.5L 4cyl 6A) 8.5″ (215 mm)

Mazda CX-5 Ground Clearance Driver’s Guide

mazda cx-5 clearance

The CX-5 emphasizes refinement and driving excitement, particularly with its G-Vectoring Control system, to set itself apart from the competition. The lineup includes a 187-horsepower 2.5-litre unit with new cylinder deactivation technology allowing significant fuel savings anytime full power is not needed.

New for this year is the optional 250 horsepower 2.5 litre turbocharged engine. Also, the CX-5 now comes standard with more i-ACTIVSENSE safety systems including smart city brake support.

Mazda CX-5 Ground Clearance Comparison Chart

Model Minimum clearance Maximum clearance
2019 Mazda CX-5 8.5″ (215 mm) 8.5″ (215 mm)
2019 Ford Escape 7.8″ (213 mm) 7.8″ (213 mm)
2019 Honda CR-V 7.8 ” (198 mm) 8.2 ” (208 mm)
2019 Subaru Forester 8.7 ” (220 mm) 8.7 ” (220 mm)
2019 Toyota RAV4 8.4 ” (213 mm) 8.6 ” (218 mm)

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