The CX-5 is available in three trims, Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. A 2.5-liter 187-hp four-cylinder sends power through a six-speed automatic to the available front- or all-wheel drive. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist and hill launch assist, electronic stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, rear camera, blind spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert and Smart City Brake Support. Available features include 19-inch wheels, a ten-speaker Bose audio system, a power moonroof, fog lights, power heated leather seats and automatic climate control.
For 2018, the CX-5 Sport gains standard blind spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert as well as leather steering wheel and shift knob. Touring trims gain Lane Keep Assist and 19-inch wheels and tires standard. While Grand Touring trims now come with a 6-way power passenger seat and driver seat memory.