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Mazda is increasing the price of its best-selling SUV—the CX-5. Mazda fans or those who are in the market for a new SUV shouldn’t be intimidated by the price increase. In fact, with the extra features that Mazda is tacking on to the 2022 CX-5, plus the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global manufacturing goods, the increase in price actually makes sense.
According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), the base model price will only increase by $530, and the deluxe trim option will actually decrease by $80. As inflation continues to rise, inevitably driving up the cost of vehicles across the market, Mazda isn’t out of bounds for bumping up the price tag slightly. And what’s more, thanks to added features, this price increase shouldn’t affect Mazda CX-5 sales.
Mazda CX-5: Now with standard AWD
Thanks to Mazda’s decision to make all-wheel drive standard, a slightly higher base price for the CX-5 might seem worth it for many buyers. The price increase is less than what it will cost Mazda to implement AWD on the production line.
Another selling point for the CX-5’s upgrade is that all-wheel drive vehicles may retain value longer down the road compared with front-wheel or rear-wheel, adding resale value to a potential buyer’s investment.
Considering the cost of used cars, new cars, and even rental cars are rising, adding a few hundred dollars to the price of CX-5 isn’t the craziest move.
The CX-5 gets more power and modern aesthetics
The Mazda CX-5 turbocharged addition gets a big performance boost, putting out 256 hp on high octane fuel, while still achieving an admirable 227 hp when running on regular gasoline. Some other notable changes include:
- An updated 6-speed transmission
- A renovated front fascia and mesh grille
- Dampened suspension to cut back on noise while driving
- Redesigned front row seats optimized for comfort
- Redrawn headlights and taillights
While the destination price adds on an extra $1,225, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 begins at $25,900, reasonably priced for a car that’s been compared to more expensive European crossovers. And the base model CX-5 is also stacked competitively compared to Toyota’s RAV4 which averages around $27,000 and Honda’s CR-V which runs about $26,000.
Overall, a price increase that’s worth it
The Mazda CX-5’s renovations are well worth the price increase. The biggest improvement is the addition of standard all-wheel drive, which more than makes up for the $530 increase for the base model.
The base model might be the most attractive version, from a price perspective—it comes with standard LED headlights, moisture-detecting wiper blades, and a keyless fob. Other perks include blindspot detection, and Apple CarPlay and Android compatibility.
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