Saturday, January 26, 2019
Mazda Philippines Just Made the CX-5 AWD More Affordable Than the 2019 Forester
With fresh competition in the form of the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester, Bermaz Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country decided to slash the price off the all-wheel drive-equipped variants of the CX-5 compact crossover.
Until the end of the month, the CX-5 2.5L AWD Sport and 2.2L AWD Sport Diesel can be had with a cash discount of P 200,000 and P 150,000, respectively. This brings the price of the CX-5 2.5L AWD Sport to P 1,780,000, effectively making it cheaper (albeit, temporarily) than the Forester’s top-grade 2.0i-S EyeSight. Meanwhile, the CX-5 2.2 AWD Sport Diesel goes down to P 2,080,000.
As a refresher, both of these models carry Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD system which uses 27 various sensors to make it a predictive, rather than, reactive AWD system. The CX-5 2.5 AWD Sport uses a 190-horsepower, 251 Nm of torque Skyactiv-G gasoline engine while the CX-5 2.2 AWD Sport Diesel uses a 175-horsepower, 420 Nm of torque Skyactiv-D diesel engine. Both models offer a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Apart from offering great value, these CX-5 models, like all other Mazdas, have Yojin-3—a 3-year free preventive maintenance service (PMS) package, that’s worth at least P 60,000.
The market is shaping up to become a crossover buyer’s market, so now’s a great time to shop for some great deals.