2024 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Turbo – New Allotrope Re-Driven Review

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: performance driver in steed compact SAV cues earthy hues. As tested = $39k

ANOTHER ALLOTROPE OF 6TH ELEMENT : In nature, the element Carbon, common to all living organisms, manifests itself in a wide array, ranging from jagged dark graphite to the brilliantly transparent diamond. Japanese automaker Mazda attributes a life-like trait of Rider in Unison With Steed (“Jinba Ittai”) to its vehicles derived from the heritage MX-5 Miata roadster.

Several models have already been infused with a dark graphene appearance “Carbon” package. So this year Roadblazing.com editors Re-Drive an earth tone interpretation of the planet’s Sixth Element, in the 2024 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Turbo compact sports activity vehicle.

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD DRIVING HITS:

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price(including destination)$39,410 U.S.D.($30,635 M.S.R.P. base 2.5 S Select AWD)
Curb weight (pounds)3867 lbs.
Powertrain – petrol2.5T 16V DOHC gas I-4
Drivetrain / Final drive ratio6 Speed, torque converter automatic planetary transmission, on-demand viscous clutch differential all-wheel drive / 4.41:1
Horsepower petrol / Torque (pound- feet)256 hp / 320 lb-ft @ 2500 r.p.m. (227 hp / 310 lb-ft on 87 AKI unleaded fuel)
Fuel Economy – miles per gallon combined EPA / Range (max.)24 m.p.g. (observed), 462 miles
Performance0-60 m.p.h.: 6.1 seconds; Top speed: 130 m.p.h.
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: 256 turbo four horses, 6 speed automatic, AWD, 24 MPG
  • Premium compact crossover sport activity vehicle
    • Mi-Drive modes x 3: SPORT, NORMAL, OFF-ROAD
    • All-weather capable all-wheel drive
  • Not saddled with irritating idle Start / Stop feature
Mazda Mi-Drive modes
  • Fully independent front strut, rear multi-link suspension
    • Disc brakes x 4, vented front
    • 19″ inch gloss black alloy wheels
    • Taut ride damping, Solid body feel with muted impacts, Minimal body roll, Minimal pitch, Sharp turn-in
    • Responsive steering, Consistent brake slowing
    • Darn quiet on the motorway
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD
Ground clearance (inches)7.9″
Approach / Departure / Breakover angles (degrees)21.0o / 32.1o / 24.0o
Tires / Wheels225/55-V Toyo A36 AS M+S / 19″ black alloys / doughnut spare tire
Off road driving assistanceMi-Drive: Sport, Normal, Off-road
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD DRIVING MISSES:

  • No driver activated center differential lock; No descent control
  • This turbo is more about smooth torque
    • Still stuck with 6 transmission gears
    • Bad pavement impact occasionally jarring
    • Engine compression dieseling noticeable under throttle


WHAT the 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD HAS GOT:

  • Pricing: from $31,675 (incl. destination) for a 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5 S Select AWD 6-speed automatic all-wheel drive. As tested 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo* all-wheel drive = $39,410. (*Least expensive Turbo powered trim.)
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: Mako shark nose + parabolic butt + MX-5 rear directionals
  • Style: A Mako shark nose, diamond shaped lattice grille, high beltline + greenhouse smooth slab fuselage, w/ powerful “D” pillar kink plus bulbous parabolic Kammback strikes an elegantly powerful fastback pose. Lateral segmented LED head and tailamps lighting arrays impart a winged theme and rear directionals borrow the MX-5 Miata sports roadster’s powerful small round amber directionals ensuring this 7 year old design still turn heads.
    • NEW FOR ’24: Carbon Turbo trim exclusively in Zircon Sand or Rhodium White colors, with contrasting darkened grille, wing mirror caps, lower body cladding, including front lower splitter and rear lower diffuser, and wheels.
  • Space: A compact crossover sport activity vehicle suitable for small families of four + the occasional neighbor’s kid.
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: terracotta leather + black simulated suede inserts
  • Utility: 40:20:40% split 2nd Row folding seat backs w/ cargo bay wall release handles; Variable height power liftgate;(available per trim) Large lower center stack wireless device tray; Left side dashboard mousefur-lined storage drawer.
    • -1 Short door pockets; Small center console sub-armest bin; Lower center stack wireless device tray too canted to hold device; Available Qi inductive charging tray overheats wireless devices; Narrow load aperture.(most issues rectified in Mazda CX-50)
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD2024 Mazda CX-50 2.5T Turbo AWD
Wheelbase (inches)106.2″110.8″
Length x Width x Height (inches)180.1″L x 72.6″W x 66.3″H185.8″L x 75.6″W x 63.9″H
Headroom Row 1 / 2 (inches)39.3″ / 39.0″ (w/ moonroof)38.6″ / 37.5″ (w/ moonroof)
Legroom Row 1 / 2 (inches)41.0″ / 39.6″ 41.7″ / 39.8″
Cargo Capacity (nom. – max. cubic feet)29.1 cu.ft. – 59.3 cu. ft.31.4 cu.ft. – 56.3 cu.ft.
Towing / Roof support (pounds)2000 lbs. / 165 lbs.(dynamic)3500 lbs. / 650 lbs.(static)
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: cargo capacity expands from 30 to 60 cubic feet
  • Fit & Finish: Available color contrast and scent of a fine Italian footwear, with contrast stitched folded leather, leatherette and soft material seams; Fully padded dashboard + center console saddle; Mouse fur lined glovebox; Tight webbed cloth headliner + pillar covers; Half height carpeted cargo bay walls; Refined machined knurled rotary knobs including remote media display commander exhibit precise action; Concise TFT analog instrumentation; Uncluttered, intutively clustered switchgear; Smooth panel edges.
  • Standard Feature Set:
  • Keyless entry, Push button & Mazda connected app remote ignition start;
  • 2-zone automatic climate control w/ pre-conditioning; Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • LED headlights, DRLs & sequential taillights
  • Full express power windows x 4
  • Leatherette + cloth bucket front seats, manual adjust; Tilt + telescoping steering wheel w/ horizontal spoke integrated controls
  • Infotainment Technology:
  • 7.1″ TFT dial speedometer center multifunction driving display, flanked by tachometer + swing needle engine temp / fuel level instrument cluster
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: masterful blend of analog, remote landscape screen & precision movement controls
  • MazdaConnect 3.0 Touch 10.25″ inch landscape middle dashtop LCD split infotainment display w/ center console rotary knob Commander controller w/ voice commands (+ dealer installed HDD GPS navigation; Mazda Connected smart phone App;
    • By Subscription: Wi-Fi for MazdaConnected suite (3 years trial); SiriusXM satellite radio ( 90 days incl.)
  • USB-C x 4; Bluetooth and smart phone SMS messaging; 12 V power ports x 2 (1 x cargo bay)
  • 6-speaker, 240 W streaming audio with HD-radio
  • Android Auto + AppleCar Play phone app projection
  • Safety:
  • +1 2024 IIHS Top Safety Pick; 8 airbags; Backup camera w/ predictive grid lines + front & rear warning park assist; Large door mount wing mirrors; -1 Narrow view out backlight

Driver assist tech: STANDARD i-Activesense 1.5 = Smart City collision avoidance braking w/ pedestrian detection; Blind spot, rear cross traffic warning; Rear side traffic braking, Lane departure warning with selectable vibration/ chime; Lane keep assist; Adaptive cruise control – full; e-parking brake auto hold; Auto high beam headlamps

  • Warranty: 3 year / 36k miles bumper to bumper, 5 yrs. / 60k mi. powertrain

WHAT the 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD HAS NOT (or NOT PREFERRED):

  • Infotainment touch screen only operates Android Auto / Apple Car Play projected phone apps
  • Steering wheel limited telescoping range
  • 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo trim LACKS: heated Row 2 seats, reverse tilting wing mirrors, surround camera
  • Steering wheel spoke control button have possess “add on” appearance

STANDOUT FEATURES on 2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD :

  • Power moonroof; ♦ Power liftgate
  • Premium 11 speaker(including spare tire mounted subwoofer), 365 Watt Bose CenterpointTM audio system
  • Terracotta leather seating + dark simulated suede inserts
  • Heated front seats, 8-way driver’s + 6-way front passenger power adjusting; ♦ Heated steering wheel
  • HUD Active Driving Display; ♦ Steering adaptive LED headlamps
  • Qi inductive charging pad(-1 too sharply declined to hold device + overheats phones); ♦ USB-C x 2(replace 1st Row USB-A)
  • wireless Android Auto + AppleCar Play phone app projection
2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5T Carbon Turbo AWD: Doused in dune worthy Zircon Sand Metallic w/ darkened accents

Roadblazing.com Says: An earthy new carbonized allotrope of Zoom Zoom premium Compact Sport Ute.


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