The new 2013 Mazda CX-5 will have a base price of $20,695 when it goes on sale this month. The Touring model will start at $23,895 and the Grand Touring model will cost $27,045. These prices do not include a $795 destination fee.

Mazda’s new compact SUV is priced in the middle of its class, costing less than the 2012 Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and more than the 2012 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Dodge Journey.

The 2013 CX-5 has Mazda’s new 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower. The Skyactiv four-cylinder engine is also found in the 2012 Mazda3. Mazda says in a statement the new CX-5 “achieves the best highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in North America at 35 miles per gallon (mpg) and offers the best overall fuel economy of any non-hybrid compact crossover SUV at 29 mpg combined.” The EPA has only rated the all-wheel drive 2013 CX-5 model so far, and predicts it will achieve 25/31 mpg city/highway.

The base Mazda CX-5 Sport model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, push-button start, cruise control, power windows, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and auxiliary and USB audio ports. A six-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and Bluetooth connectivity are optional. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 has six airbags, traction control and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

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