Mazda (finally) confirms a CX-5 diesel this summer

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Mazda's sales goal for diesel CX-5 is 1,000. This may be a very limited release.
Would that be monthly, annually, or simply the total number they plan to sell? Do you, by any chance, have a source for this info?
 

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Would that be monthly, annually, or simply the total number they plan to sell? Do you, by any chance, have a source for this info?
https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2019-maxda-cx-5-diesel-skyactiv-d-review-specs-price/
Mazda expects to sell 1,000 of the diesel CX-5s in the U.S., and after those are gone, who knows? Its compression-ignition gasoline Skyactiv-X engines due to roll out soon in the 3 compact car are designed to provide Zoom Zoom performance with turbodiesel fuel efficiency. I can't guess what kind of towing capacity a CX-5 with the Skyactiv gas engine might provide, though I'm willing to bet that for most enthusiasts, it will be worth the wait.
 

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I appreciate your response, Tin Man. At first, I thought it would be the monthly figure since they sell about 150,000 of the CX-5s annually. Selling 12,000 diesels annually would be a reasonable percentage of the total. But the article is clear that the 1,000 is the total number they plan to sell here. If that is truly what Mazda plans to do, then their executives must be smoking some first-class stuff. How can they possibly turn profit on such small volume? It seems that Mazda really expects this whole diesel idea to fizzle out in a few months, never to be heard from again.
 

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Reads like it is set up to fail.
 

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Current issue of Car & Driver has as short review of the diesel. What you'd expect, except in their FE loop it got 34 MPG, over the EPA highway estimate. Actually that's not too bad as C&D is notorious for flogging their cars.
 

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Current issue of Car & Driver has as short review of the diesel. What you'd expect, except in their FE loop it got 34 MPG, over the EPA highway estimate. Actually that's not too bad as C&D is notorious for flogging their cars.
34 mpg sounds very excellent for such a vehicle. My 535d averages 36 mpg on the computer which I found to be pessimistic when calculating it myself.
 

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From a FE point of view, for an SUV/CUV w/ automatic transmission, the now defunct GM Equinox diesel was a winner averaging almost 37 MPG (according to Fuelly for the 2018 model).
 

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I know this thread is old. Just joined this forum. Read through this and thought I would share about Mazda’s CX-5 diesel is the US. I bought one new on December 2019 for 33700(what they were going for at that time(not much interest in them)). The car itself is great. Inside and out it’s very high quality. IMO one of the best SUVs you can buy. I have tracked the fuel consumption over since I bought it(I’m at 16000 miles) and I’ve averaged 30. Most of my driving is hilly up and down curvy 55mph speed limit county highway. When I do longer trips on a freeway it’s more 32-34. I definitely intend to at the very least tune it once the warranty is up. It ought to get better fuel economy and be a little more peppy than it is. And a tune will definitely help.
 

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Would you buy one again?
I've desired Mazda6 diesel for years. Mazda received emissions certification on the 6. Uncertain if Mazda6 will ever be offered with diesel. Or if CX-5 will ever be offered with diesel again.
 

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Would you buy one again?
I've desired Mazda6 diesel for years. Mazda received emissions certification on the 6. Uncertain if Mazda6 will ever be offered with diesel. Or if CX-5 will ever be offered with diesel again.
Definitely would buy again. Very high on Mazda in general. It’s like Acura, Lexus, Audi, but at Honda, Toyota, VW price range depending on what trim you get. The Diesel engine originally had problems, but they have had a long time to get it right. According to a Mazda tech in Australia that deals with them more. He believes the had the issues ironed out starting in the 2017 year models over there. I’m under belief that we will get the 6 with a diesel. There is also talk about them getting an inline 6 diesel with rwd in the future. But who knows.
 

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Would you buy one again?
I've desired Mazda6 diesel for years. Mazda received emissions certification on the 6. Uncertain if Mazda6 will ever be offered with diesel. Or if CX-5 will ever be offered with diesel again.
Mazda 6 wagon diesel! Now you have a winner that will not come to North America. Too efficient for its size/cargo/price. And no, we cannot import this one either:

 
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