It is available in three trims, Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport trim is powered by a 2.0-litre 155-hp, direct injection, SKYACTIV four-cylinder engine while the Touring and Grand Touring trims have a slightly larger 2.5-liter 184-hp four-cylinder. The FWD Sport comes standard with a six-speed manual, while all other trims have a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist and hill launch assist, electronic stability and traction control, and tire pressure monitoring. Available features, depending on trim level, include 19-inch wheels, HD radio, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, rear camera, 5.8-inch color touchscreen, blind spot monitoring system, a power moonroof, fog lights, 40-20-40 split rear seats, power heated leather seats, automatic climate control, and the convenience of Bluetooth.
For it's sophomore year, the CX-5 gets a second engine to choose from with the new 2.5-liter SKYACTIV variation. A new feature is added to the Tech package called Smart City Brake Support and the 5.8" full-color touch-screen display adds audio menu voice-command, E911 automatic emergency notification, Pandora internet Radio Compatibility and SMS text message audio delivery and reply.