We all thought that the Mazda CX-9 was getting the best that Mazda had to offer but it looks like it will be the Mazda CX-5 that will be walking away as the winner this time around.
The Mazda CX-9 came in with the new engine as well as the new exterior design but as nice as that sounds the Mazda CX-5 was offered with something even better. Instead of the new engine, the Mazda CX-5 will be coming in with a diesel engine option.
Diesel fans choices are pretty limited here in the US so there is really no better time for Mazda to bring in the Diesel powered Mazda CX-5 than now. The diesel powered vehicle will be running on a 2.2-liter SKyactive D engine.
Initial rumours suggested that the Mazda CX-5 was going to get the new Mazda CX-9 engine since the engine was designed to be small enough to fit inside any other Mazda model but we think this is the better outcome.