2013 Mazda CX-5 starts at $21.490 image

The Japanese based automaker Mazda has recently announced the starting price for the 2013 CX-5, which has been set at $21.490, including the $795 destination fee.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is available in three trim levels, the Sport, the Touring and the Grand Touring, where the entry-level version is priced at 21.490 USD, the Touring starts at 24.690 USD and the top of the line has a starting price of 27.840 USD. The new Mazda CX-5 is actually cheaper than its main competitors like the Toyota RAV4 ($23.460) or the Honda CR-V ($23.105), while the 2012 Hyundai Tucson is still cheaper, coming at $19.970.

For $21.490, future owners of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 will get the base Sport model with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, while the Skiactive-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, for optimized fuel economy, will cost $1.400 more. Standard features on the 2013 Mazda CX-5 are the power windows, automatic headlight shutoff, telescopic steering, roof spoiler, auxiliary and USB jacks and 17 inch rims. A Bluetooth Audio Package is also available, for $400, which is adding hands-free phone and audio streaming, HD Radio and the 5.8 inch color info screen.

Next in the lineup is the Mazda CX-5 Touring, which has a starting price of $24.690 for the front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive version starts at $25.940. The only transmission available to this model is the six-speed automatic and added features are the Sport’s Bluetooth Audio Package as standard, along with the leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, the blind spot monitoring, the power seat and that’s about it. Optionals include the $1.130 Moonroof/Bose Package, the $1.185 Technology Package (navi, bi-xenon, rain-sensing wipers and alarm) and satellite radio for $525.

The top of the line Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Model can be bought from $27.840 with the front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive model has a starting price of $29.090. The version is coming with leather, dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, Bose audio system, heated front seats and 19 inch rims, while as optional, the $1.325 Technology Package, similar to the Touring model, is available, which is now adding the advanced keyless entry level system.