I’m trying to figure how you came up with that number. Pricing a 2018 CX5 AWD on Mazda’s website the Touring with PP comes to $29700 (rounded). The GT with PP comes to $32000. That’s a $2300 difference.
These are actual prices of 2 vehicles I looked at:
CX5 AWD Touring with PEP = $29,100 MSRP
CX5 AWD Grand Touring with Premium = $33,500 MSRP
$4,400 difference plus the tax increase of $400 = $4,800
So rounded off it is about $5,000 more in price between the Touring and GT
I ended up getting my CX5 AWD Touring with PEP for $26,500 plus TTL
That's what I had on the table. Some people might have had other offers/deals but that's what I had and dealt with. Online, the website doesn't accurately give you the destination charges and local state pricing on CX5s. That's why some people can get better deals and others get worse deals.