What Are Some Differences Between the Mazda CX-5 Touring and Sport Models?

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 front-wheel drive Sport model SUV features a 155-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission, whereas Mazda's CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring models, along with the Sport Automatic, have 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engines and six-speed automatic transmissions. CX-5 models with 2-liter engines, front-wheel drive and manual transmissions are rated highest on gas mileage, with an estimated 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

The Touring, Grand Touring and Sport versions of the Mazda CX-5 SUV have seating for five, front and side air bags, side-impact air curtains for passengers, a Bluetooth hands-free phone and automatic emergency 911 notification. These versions also have a blind spot monitor and other features. Some models are available with options such as auto-leveling LED headlights, a moon roof, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a keyless entry system. Some models have heated seats as well.

The Grand Touring model comes with a nine-speaker Bose Surround Sound audio system, leather-trimmed seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 2016 Mazda CX-5 ranges from about $22,000 for the Sport model to $25,000 for the Touring model and $28,000 for the Grand Touring model, as of December 2015. All 2016 models come with limited three- or five-year warranties.