Mazda started talking about bringing a diesel engine to the U.S. way back in the early part of this decade. Well, it’s finally here. I’ve just driven the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Signature AWD.
The twin-turbo 2.2-L diesel develops lots of low end torque for good pulling power giving the CX-5 a 3,500 lb. tow rating.
Real world fuel consumption is around 10 mpg better than the gasoline engine in both city and highway driving.
It may not be for everyone but diesel purists will like this new entry in the market.
More details on my drive of this new diesel are here.