The 2019 Mazda CX-4 is ready to make a breakthrough to USA and Canada. After the successful start of its lie in China, this model draws the attention of buyers all across the world. It will be similar in size as CX-5. However, its body is more wagon-like than the crossover. We could describe the brand-new Mazda CX-4 as the extended version of subcompact CX-3.
It will be interesting to see how 2019 Mazda CX-4 will be accepted in Europe as well. Japanese carmaker could launch it there first and then go to North America. Well, wagons are more popular on the Old Continent. With Mazda’s popularity, we are sure this model can succeed. Although its body does not remind us of the crossover, the CX-4 will take a position between its two siblings. As the SUV, it has better chances on the market.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Engines and Specs
Interesting, the CX-4 is not offering a diesel engine in China. Usually, when fans spot some vehicle from abroad, the stumbling block for its release in the US is the drivetrain. High emissions which are allowed in China couldn’t be dropped to reasonable levels to meet regulations in the United States.
The 2019 Mazda CX-4 is not going to have such problem. It is using proven powertrains. One is coming from the smaller CX-3, and the other one is used by its bigger sibling.
The base unit will offer a 2.0-liter I-4 with the capability to create 146 hp and 146 pound-feet of torque. The SkyActiv unit is coming in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission that forwards energy to front wheels. However, buyers can opt for all-wheel drive.
While this system is the only one for CX-3, the 2019 Mazda CX-4 comes with an alternative. Higher levels can come with a 2.5-liter engine and outputs 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. This boost costs about 3 mpg in fuel mileage. The same transmission is delivering power to either front or all wheels.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Could Be a Hybrid
The 2019 Mazda CX-4 could be the perfect vehicle for experimenting. The Japanese carmaker is still without hybrid crossover, and its competition is already experienced in this segment. For example, the biggest competitor of the Mazda CX-5, Toyota Rav4, is one of the most popular hybrids in the market.
But, cooperation between two companies could be the reason why we can’t see any Mazda SUV with an electric motor. On the other hand, we believe that partnership between these two could see extension if Mazda decides to go after hybrids. Toyota is a leader here, not only in the crossover segment but also in cars class.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Styling
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Mazda CX-4 is more like a wagon. But, it is a crossover with an extended body that can take more cargo in the back. Also, with a longer wheelbase, passengers will get more room in the cabin. Speaking of the cabin, we will find a lot of clues that CX-4 copied its siblings. On the other hand, updates of infotainment system and some unique details and solutions will make it special.
Mazda Connect is not offering all features right from the base model of 2019 Mazda CX-4. However, transparency and functionality of the system are on the highest level. The layout allows simple commanding. Smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, USB ports, and assist features are highlights of Mazda Connect we will find in next CX-4.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Release Date in US
The new 2019 Mazda CX-4 could head to the United States. But, before that becomes official, the company will launch the vehicle in Europe. Well, the release date of the CX-4 could be at the same time if Mazda finishes all about the US debut. There is still enough time for that since the crossover is set to arrive early next year.
Positioned between subcompact CX-3 and compact CX-5 models will set the price for 2019 Mazda CX-4. That means the starting price is between $22,000 and $25,000. However, as its sibling, there will be higher-end trim levels with more equipment and features. More of Mazda Connect accessories, larger wheels, the premium interior will make the price jump over $30,000. Also, we must consider the 2019 Mazda CX-4 Hybrid as the novelty for the upcoming season. For this unit, we don’t have any clue about the pricing.