Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support (front collision warning and automatic emergency braking), automatic on/off headlights, automatic high beams and rain-sensing wipers are now standard on all trims. Rear Smart Brake Support is no longer offered.
A new key fob design is all you get. Oh, Signature models get a new "Signature" trunk badge design.
We're still waiting for the Skyactiv-D diesel engine version.
The "Sporty" small crossover has a little more room than the CX-3 and the bigger engine from the CX-5. Despite being the "sportier" option, no manual transmission is offered: a 6-speed automatic is standard with front or all-wheel drive. The CX30 Premium can shut down some of its four cylinders in oder to improve fuel mileage.
A lot of standard equipment is squozen into this small package: rain-sensitive wipers, Wi-Fi hotspot, auto on/off LED headlights, electronic parking brake, one-touch power windows front and rear, Driver Attention Alert, Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Smart Brake Support (frontal collision warning and automatic braking) and automatic high beam control. Other available (by package) features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Advanced Keyless Entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear a/c vents, rear seat armrest, 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, power driver's seat with memory, satellite radio, heads-up display, leather seats, power liftgate, power moonroof and paddle shifters.
The CX-5 turbo with all-wheel drive gets more engine torque: 320 pound-feet. The turbo engine is now all-wheel drive only. The non-turbo engine remain the same, though the cylinder deactivation now will now be displayed on the infotainment screen. All models get improvements to noise, vibration and harshness factors. Off-road traction mode helps improve all-terrain ability. Finally, the late-comer 2.2 turbo diesel is now gone; basically almost vapor-ware, it was to be a new engine for 2017 but never showed up until 2019 only to be cancelled with only a few thousand built.
Power Liftgate is no longer available on Touring; it's still standard on Grand Touring and Signature. Navigation is now only available and standard on the Signature.
Most important active safety and convenience features are now standard: Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Smart City Brake Support, night and day pedestrian detection, Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, automatic headlights, High Beam Control and rain-sensing wipers.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder features greater torque, its calling card feature, meaning around town acceleration is enhanced. 320 pound-feet is available on premium fuel, up from 310 last year. The 3500-pound towing capacity is unchanged, but this should make it easier. All-wheel drive models get better off-road programming, increasing engine power and transferring more of it to wheels that have traction. The new feature is called i-Activ all-wheel drive. G-Vectoring Control, standard on front-wheel and all-wheel drive, uses gentle single-wheel braking applications to make taking corners more responsive and natural. We're seeing a lot of these systems and wonder what they'll eventually do to brake pad life.
Second row captain's chairs are now available, making the accommodations more luxurious, but reducing possible passenger count to six. A hands-free liftgate is new, standard on Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Navigation is no longer available on Touring; it is still standard on Grand Touring and Signature.
Advanced Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, heated front seats, power driver's seat, driver's adjustable lumbar, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, automatic headlight activation and automatic high beams are all now standard.