Even if we had some important chages last year, Mazda is introducing some new features on the CX-5 again. The new crossover version is called 2016.5 and comes with a more simple trim level structure.

The clients will enjoy enriched trim levels and the introduction of a new backup camera standard on all cars with automatic transmission. CX-5 Touring models gain standard navigation and heated front seats. CX-5 Grand Touring models also add navigation as standard equipment.

Previously, CX-5’s backup camera was part of the Rear View Camera Package on the CX-5 Sport trim level. Navigation was available in the CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring Technology Packages.

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The entry-level Sport model comes standard with a Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine that makes 155 horsepower. It is paired with a Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. CX-5 Sport models equipped with Mazda’s six-speed automatic transmission come with a more powerful Skyactiv-G 2.5 engine, Mazda Connect infotainment and a seven-inch color monitor with Commander control knob.

All trim levels are available with standard front-wheel drive or available predictive i-Activ all-wheel drive. The 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 goes on sale in January with a starting price of $21,795.