2018 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Engine
The Mazda CX-5 crossover has been a popular choice on the lot at Hiley Mazda of Arlington since its initial arrival. This compact SUV offers a fun drive, dynamic handling, and thoughtful features. It offers the best of both performance and utility for families and singles alike. Now, with the upcoming addition of a diesel powertrain option, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is looking better than ever.
New Diesel Engine
The new diesel engine is modeled after those which currently fuel many of the Mazda vehicles on the European market; the turbocharged 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder currently offers 173 horsepower. However, a urea-injected engine in American Mazda models will output even more force to satisfy U.S. drivers. The revamped engine will come mated to the brand’s six-speed automatic transmission.
Diesel engines are growing in popularity in the states. Diesel fuel is an attractive option for budget-conscious drivers because it can deliver a better fuel economy than conventional gasoline fuel. Diesel fuel also has more energy in it than gasoline fuel, which results in more low-end torque.
Power & Towing Capacity
In addition to delivering more miles per gallon, diesel fuel also offers peppier acceleration and more power. Diesel engines allow for stronger capabilities, too; it frequently increases a vehicle’s towing capacity.
For drivers, this means that modern diesel powertrains can combine an exciting, fun performance with affordable fuel efficiency. It’s a perfect balance, especially when paired with a family vehicle like the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
According to the manufacturer, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Edition is expected to arrive at dealerships like Hiley Mazda of Arlington this fall. We can’t wait to take it for a test drive, and think that it will become an important pioneer in the growing popularity of diesel powertrains.