A gray 2020 Mazda CX-5 parked on a city road.

What Tire Option Size Should You Buy For a 2020 Mazda CX-5?

The Pros and Cons of Each 2020 Mazda CX-5 Tire Option

Starting at the Grand Touring trim level, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 receives an upgraded set of 19-inch dark silver finish all-wheel tires. With a fresh shine and a more imposing look, you may be tempted to reach for the larger wheels.  However, there are technical benefits to both the 19-inch and standard 17-inch tire.  We at Kelly Mazda decided to check it out.

The image of a 19-inch aluminum alloy wheel on a 2020 Mazda CX-5.

Benefits of the Larger Wheel Option for the 2020 Mazda CX-5

By opting for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 model’s larger 19-inch wheel option, you can make your drive more enjoyable with better handling.  Because of the increased size of the wheels, the tire’s sidewalls decrease.  Doing so will make tires sway less and increase stability and cornering.  For instance, driving down country roads outside of Scranton could make for an easier ride when taking turns. However, the ride may be more filled with more bumps and noise because of the loss of suspension.

Benefits of the Standard Wheels on the 2020 Mazda CX-5

However, sticking with the standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 also has an equal number of perks.  Because of their smaller stature, it’s easier for the wheels to rotate faster, increasing acceleration.  This may include better gas mileage, but larger tires have a higher rolling distance, which evens-out the difference in most models. But if you plan on driving long distances, the 17-inch option would make the ride quieter and more comfortable due to it maintaining the vehicle’s suspension. Plus, normal-sized tires are usually less expensive to replace, keeping more money in your pockets once you need a replacement.

Check Your Mazda Tires at Kelly Mazda Service Center

In the long run, the choice between the 2020 Mazda CX-5 model’s is one that has both benefits and downsides depending on what you’re looking for.  If you can’t decide, talk to one of our employees or schedule an appointment with our Service Center to have your tires checked!

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