The idiom “A day late and a dollar short” comes to mind. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 1st, 2019 2019 Mazda CX-5 AWD Signature w/ a SKYACTIV-D Starting at $41,300, the 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D can be pre-ordered today with an expected arrival date of July 2019. After almost a decade of promises, Mazda has finally given the go ahead for the U.S. debut of the 168 HP and 290 lb-ft of torque 2.2L SKYACTIV-D twin-turbo diesel to be placed within their best-selling CUV in a high-end lux appointed 2019 Mazda CX-5 AWD trim called Signature. Outside of Diesel B, the new engine can be refueled with a maximum of 5 percent Bio-diesel. The 2019 CX-5 Signature will arrive with the brands first 2.2L SKYACTIV-D providing the std. TD experience with an unfortunately underwhelming 27/30/28 mpgUS city/highway/combined rating. To make sure Mazda did not run afoul of California Air Resources Board (CARB) regs – the group responsible for exposing VWs Dieselgate - Mazda worked with the agency to ensure that the turbo diesel meets all emission standards and added an SCR system to meet those standards vs the world engine without. Every 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature with the 2.2L SKYACTIV-D arrives with a zero-cost maintenance program that covers new owners for the first 2 years or 30,000 miles. 2019 NYIAS Press Days Mazda Presentation Mazda3 and the CX-5s turbo-diesel reveal… 2019 Mazda CX-5 AWD Signature Trim Gas vs Diesel by the Numbers 2.5L SKYACTIV-G vs SKYACTIV-D MSRP: $36,890 vs $41.300 HP/Torque (lb-ft): 250/310 vs 168/290 City/Highway/Combined (mpgUS): 22/27/24 vs 27/30/28 While I am very much looking forward to the new turbo-diesel entry in the brands award winning CX-5 platform, 40 to 45+ mpg should be as easy as simply driving it, the pre-order may reveal Mazda’s hesitation for the new turbo-diesel drivetrain entry all the while every other manufacturer is racing headlong into the electric marketplace. I suspect the very timid rollout may actually provide a reason to cancel the project vehicle due to a lack of interest in this very unique drivetrain equipped mid-sized CUV. Time will tell. If only this were offered 4 years ago.