Interesting observation that would be great as its own topic. Let’s keep this thread about the question asked by @Luke ThomasSpeaking of cabin noise; the other day I was crawling around under my (new to me) CX-5 and I noticed that the whole bottom is covered in this really wild cardboard type of product. Bolted everywhere even in the wheel arches. I have never seen anything like that in my life! Wild stuff but it seems to keep the noise in the cabin down. I worry that in the long term that moister will get trapped behind this board stuff and cause rust behind it. Has anyone seen that in high mile Mazdas?
This is interesting. I would love to find where this is documented.Elsewhere it was noted by someone, I can't recall whom or where, that the door weather stripping was beefed for sound deading. Can't recall if that was in mid-2019 or for 2020. It is pretty chunky, thicker than on my Sienna. It took me a while to get used to giving the door a firmer shove closed than I'm used to. The battery saver function saved me--turns off the interior lights automatically if the door is left ajar.
I can't compare to prior models but the 2020 Touring with the 2.5L normal aspirated engine, 17" rims and the OEM Yoko Geolanders is pretty quiet at cruising speed while retaining a pleasant engine growl/exhaust note when putting the pedal down. Cabin noise is a highlight of daily driveability in my opinion.
Quiteness may or may not be affected by the turbo, the 19" rims and the tires in the upper trim lines but I can't speak to that.
Consumer reports noted a quieter cabin in 2020 vs. 2019, but that 2019 they tested might have been prior to a mid-year upgrade if that was in fact the case.
The acoustically laminated glass was originally only for the grand touring trim in '17. I think this year they made it standard on the CX-5 regardless of trim.
obviously u like the cx5. I’m just figuring out what year to buyThis is interesting. I would love to find where this is documented.
I have a 19 GT-R that was built later 2018.
my wife just got a 20 GT that was built in July 2020.
There is a noticeable difference between the 2 when closing the front doors. The 20 is more solid and has less of a hollow thud sound. Also take a bit more force to close. This supports what you’re saying.