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2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine: All You Need to Know

FAQs about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbocharged Engine

The standard engine on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is pretty darn impressive; on most vehicles, it would qualify as the top tier available option. With Mazda, however, a beastly machine is what you get right off the bat. So what do you get when you want to upgrade the engine on your Mazda vehicle?

Upper trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come endowed with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that earns the title of being one of the most powerful engines in the compact SUV class. Let’s get the lowdown on what this engine is and what it brings to the table. 

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What’s it called?

The optional turbocharged engine in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 goes by the full name of SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT. Whew.

How do I get it?

The turbocharged four-cylinder comes on the two top trims of the 2019 CX-5: Grand Touring Reserve and Signature.

Horsepower and Torque

When using regular gas (87 octane regular unleaded fuel), the engine produces 227 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. When using premium gas (93 octane premium unleaded fuel), the engine produces 250 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm.

For torque, it makes 310 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm.

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When does it redline?

The engine redlines at 6,3000 rpm

What transmission is it paired with?

It’s wedded to a six-speed automatic transmission.

What material is it made of?

The engine block and cylinder head are both made of aluminum alloy.

What fuel economy does it get?

The engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 22 city / 27 highway miles-per-gallon. Actual results will vary.

Is it paired to all-wheel or front-wheel drive?

Models with this engine also come equipped with iACTIV all-wheel drive.

What else should I know?

The valvetrain consists of chain-driven dual overhead cams. There are 4-valves per cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT).

Experience the 2019 Mazda CX-5 turbocharged engine near Milwaukee, WI

Overall, the engine has been noted for its great acceleration and for providing one of the most enjoyable rides in the class. Thanks to its innovative dynamic pressure turbocharger, the engine “spools up as soon a you hit the gas and nearly eliminates ‘turbo lag.’” It doesn’t hurt that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 also boasts great handling, steering, and overall performance, along with a buttery smooth ride quality. If you’d like to experience this delectable cruise for yourself, hit us up at Hall Cars near Milwaukee!