The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV debuted today at the LA Auto Show. Powering the affordable compact SUV is Mazda’s 155-horsepower Skyactiv engine that is also offered in the 2012 Mazda3. With Mazda’s Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, the CX-5 is expected to achieve EPA fuel economy figures of 26/32 mpg or 25/30 mpg city/highway in models with front- or all-wheel drive, respectively. Mazda says the SUV will have a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

A notable design element of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a new grille design that marks a departure from the “smiling face” grille found on models like the Mazda3.

Check out our full coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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