IRVINE, Calif. (March 20, 2012) — Mazda Motor Corp. has selected Yokohama- and Toyo-brand all-season tires as the standard fitments for the Sport/Touring and premium Grand Touring models, respectively, of its 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover.
The CX-5 features Mazda's Skyactiv Technology, which is designed to help the vehicle obtain more power, torque and miles per gallon (MPG) from the standard four-cylinder, 2-liter gasoline engine without sacrificing fuel economy or safety.
Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the five-passenger CX-5 Grand Touring boasts a best-in-class fuel economy of 26 MPG city/32 MPG highway, Toyo Tire USA Inc. said.
Mazda is fitting the CX-5 Sport and Touring models with Yokohama Geolandar G91A and G98A all-season radials for the U.S. and Mexico markets, respectively, in size 225/65R17, on alloy rims.
Grand Touring models feature the Toyo A23 all-season tire—an OE-only model produced in Japan—in size 225/55R19 on alloy wheels. North American dealers can order the A23 as an OE replacement where appropriate, according to Toyo.
The CX5 went on sale recently with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $20,695 for the Sport model; $23,895 or $25,145, respectively for the Touring model, front-wheel vs. all-wheel-drive; and $27,045 and $28,295 for the front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive versions of the Grand Touring model, according to Mazda.