Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5D Signature – Part 2


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This is the Skyactiv-D 2.2 L turbocharged diesel engine which has sequential dual turbochargers and common rail electric direct injection tech onboard. That allows it to put out 168 hp and a stout 290 lb-ft of torque. And that torque is delivered down low in the rev range which is exactly where you need it. Now acceleration is more like a steady continuous wave of power rather than going to warp 9 on the Starship Enterprise. Which is still fine to get you on the highway and around slower vehicles. The other thing that I have to say is that this engine is quiet by not only diesel standards, but by any standard. On the highway, it’s silent. In city environments you can barely hear the familiar rattle of a diesel if you go looking for it. To further underline this, I took four people in the CX-5D and simply…

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Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5D Signature – Part 1


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Mazda for as long as I have reviewed their vehicles has been promising a diesel powered vehicle. But for the longest while nothing has appeared. That changed this year with the introduction of the Mazda CX-5D Signature:

Now this looks just like any other CX-5 that you might see on the street as Mazda hasn’t changed the Kodo design language that makes this vehicle great to look at. The only hint that this is a diesel is this:

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In other words, this vehicle doesn’t scream the fact that it is a diesel. Mazda has had the top end Signature trim level for the last year or so in the form of the CX-9, CX-5 and Mazda6. So it’s great that that the CX-5D has it as well. In fact, it’s the only way you can get this diesel engine.

My review of the 2019 Mazda CX-5D Signature is made up…

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