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2017 Mazda CX-5: Diesel Engine Is Making Us All Impatient

By James Yu , Feb 20, 2017 09:31 AM EST
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With the 2017 Mazda CX-5 just around the corner, many people that have been waiting for it since last year are getting more and more excited each day. That and the fact that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is also set to arrive with a diesel engine is making us all very impatient. However, the diesel engine will not immediately be delivered as the abovementioned powertrain is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Why Many Look Forward To The Diesel Engine

Here's the deal, diesel engines are quite difficult to come by in the North American auto market because of strict emission requirements. Following Volkswagen's ongoing emissions issue with its diesel engines, it would seem that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become even stricter in making sure that automakers follow the emissions requirements in the U.S. That being said, many people always look forward to when automakers are able to bring diesel-powered models in the land of the free like what Mazda is about to do.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Diesel: It's Not About The Power

Those who want to get their hands on diesel-powered engines are not exactly looking forward to it because the powertrain offers a great amount of horsepower. In fact, it is not about the horsepower, as diesel-powered engines are not exactly known to be the most powerful types of powertrain in the market. Most people look forward to it because diesel engines such as the one that will be fitted in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 later this year are known to offer a great range in terms of fuel economy.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Diesel: A Preview Of Its Capability

According to report, other markets have already gotten their hands on the 2017 Mazda CX-5 with a diesel engine. Accordingly, the diesel powertrain is a SKYACTIV-D turbo 2.2-liter four-cylinder capable of 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. It was mentioned however, that the 2017 Mazda CX-5's diesel engine that is set to arrive later this year is expected to have about 20 pound-feet less torque due to the emission restrictions in the U.S. as well as in Canada.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Diesel: What About Its Range?

Needless to say, diesel engines bring a great fuel economy range to the table. Unfortunately, we do not have the exact numbers yet. Mazda however, claims that the 2017 CX-5's 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D turbo-diesel's range can be compared to those that were offered by hybrid vehicle models. If that would be the case, we can expect the diesel powertrain for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 to have a fuel efficiency of around 40 to 50 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway respectively.

2017 Mazda CX-5: The First Batch Arrives Soon

According to report, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will hit the showrooms across the country by the end of March this year. In addition, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will have a starting price of $24,900 but this does not include delivery and freight charges yet. The 2017 Mazda CX-5's diesel powertrain however, is scheduled to arrive next fall and that is what makes many of us very impatient. The gas-powered 2017 Mazda CX-5 is most certainly worth waiting for but for those that are in to diesel engines, the upcoming SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter turbo-diesel for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is more worth it than the other two engines.

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