Finished in the stunning shade 'Deep Crystal Blue' this Mazda CX-5 comes with standard specification including Bluetooth connectivity with voice control, Electronic parking brake, Cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Hill hold assist, Speed limiter, 7inch touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app, Integrated navigation system, 6 speakers, DAB Digital radio, Radio/CD, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections, i-stop, LED daytime running lights, Power door locks and Isofix system on outer rear seats
Diesel 56.5 combined MPG
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Our Mazda CX-5 is a fantastic SUV which has brilliant factory fitted options including NAV, DAB Radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
CO2: 132 g/km
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Electric front/rear windows/one touch facility, Intermittent rear wash/wipe, Privacy glass, Rain sensing front wipers
ABS, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Electronic parking brake, Emergency stop signal system
Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
Cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Hill hold assist, PAS, Speed limiter
Engine start/stop button
7" touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app, Integrated navigation system, Trip computer
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
6 speakers, DAB Digital radio, Radio/CD, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections
Exterior Body Features
Body colour roof spoiler, Body coloured bumpers, Dual exhaust pipes, Shark fin roof aerial
Adaptive front lighting system, Automatic headlights with dusk sensor, Coming/leaving home lighting function, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, LED Headlights
Dual zone climate control, Rear air vents
2 cupholders, 3 grab handles with rear coat hook, Cloth upholstery, Front and rear door pockets, Front centre armrest, Front centre console storage box, Illuminated glovebox, Karakuri tonneau cover, Leather steering wheel/gearknob/handbrake grip, Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders, Rear power outlet, Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
Interior dome light with integral spotlight, Luggage compartment lighting
3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, 3 rear 3 point seatbelts, Dual front airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front side airbags, Seatbelt reminder front and rear, Tyre pressure monitoring system
40/20/40 split folding rear seat, Driver seat lumbar adjustment, Driver/passenger front seatback pockets, Front head restraints, Height adjustable drivers seat, Height adjustable passenger seat, Isofix system on outer rear seats, Rear headrests
Deadlock, Immobiliser, Power door locks, Remote central locking, Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
Driver/passenger sunvisors + illuminated vanity mirrors (drivers with ticket holder)
Wheels - Alloy
17" alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
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|Coin Series:||SE-L Nav|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||18E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||95|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||80|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||78|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||59|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||12500|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||86|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||94.3|
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|Fuel Delivery:||COMMON RAIL|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||56.5|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||61.4|
|EC Urban (mpg):||47.9|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||9.4|
|Engine Power - BHP:||150|
|Engine Power - KW:||110|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||4500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||280|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||38.7|
|Engine Torque - NM:||380|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1800|
|Tyre Size Front:||225/65 R17|
|Tyre Size Rear:||225/65 R17|
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|Wheel Type:||17" ALLOY|
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|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||56|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||2110|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1620|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||506|
|Max. Loading Weight:||516|
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Mazda's second generation CX-5 will be at its most popular in SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre 150PS diesel form. The experts at Car & Driving find out why.
One of the most popular and rapidly expanding market sectors is that for Qashqai-sized Crossovers and Mazda's CX-5 has gained a reputation as one of the most engaging of these. With this second generation model, the Japanese firm aims to offer more refinement, lower running costs and an even better drive than the original. Does it hit the mark? Let's check out the volume SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre 150PS diesel version and find out.
Mazda scored a big hit with the first generation CX-5, so the second generation version of this Qashqai rival is hugely important for them and will sell most readily in the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel 150PS guise we're going to look at here. The engine and optional AWD system are much the same as before. However, look at the details and you see plenty of areas where ths car has been refined, honed and improved. It sticks to Mazda's 'Jinbai-Ittai' idea of car and driver as one harmonious unit, but it also has a new mantra of 'Refined Toughness'. That comes with a promise of a stronger body, quieter engines and better handling. These are important factors in a class packed with talented contenders. Does this Mk2 CX-5 have what it takes to get the upper hand?
Mazda often goes its own way with its cars, but Crossover buyers' demands mean that modern car makers can't stray too far from the mainstream. So, this second generation CX-5 concentrates on honing refinement, handling and comfort. Is it a success? Well, in some ways, yes. This MK2 model CX-5 handles with all of the agility and precision we've come to expect of cars from this Japanese brand and it deals with lumpy roads in a calm, efficient manner. There's also 'G-Vectoring Control' that adjusts the steering assistance depending on hard the car is being driven around a bend. We find it makes the tiller feel a little too light and remote, but the CX is certainly easy to pilot around town or along the motorway. There are two versions of the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine available, offering either 150 or 175PS. Most choose the 150PS model we're looking at here because it gives you the option of 2WD as well as AWD and isn't much slower than the pricey top variant. And off road prowess? Well, as with the systems employed by most of its rivals, this car has an optional AWD set-up in which the torque is automatically split according to the terrain you're on, so it can direct 100% of drive to the front wheels in normal conditions, with up to 50% then directed to the rear wheels if slip is detected.
Mazda is a company that revels in its engineering know-how and they're very proud of how this second generation CX-5 has turned out. For starters, the body shell is now fifteen percent stiffer thanks to improved materials and the way they're bonded together. There's also a completely new look for the cabin, so this is a very thorough update for one of this company's cornerstone models. Inside, the dash is all new and looks classier, topped off by a new seven inch 'floating' infotainment monitor. It has a touchscreen that lets you choose from its features. They include satellite navigation, 'Aha' app and 'Stitcher' that lets you access the internet for radio and social media. In the back, there's more than enough room for adults to stretch out in comfort. You can also recline the backs in two stages for greater comfort on long journeys. The only small shortcoming here is whoever sits in the middle pew has less space for their feet due to the transmission tunnel, but it's hardly a deal breaker and children won't notice this. As for the boot, well this Mazda offers 506-litres of capacity with the rear seats in place. That's a little less than some rivals, but more than enough for most needs.
Mazda has kept the CX-5 line-up very simple in the number of engines it offers and limited the line-up to two trim levels. On first glance that makes it seem as if this car is a little pricier to start with than its key competitors. However, when you compare similarly powerful and well equipped rivals, the Mazda comes out well. Prices for this SKYACTIV-D 150PS CX-5 diesel model start from around £26,000 if you change gear yourself - or there'll be a further £1,500 if you want the auto. Should you want the added traction of all-wheel drive, that will add around another £2,000 to the bill. There's a choice of 'SE-L Nav' or plusher 'Sport Nav' trim levels. Even the 'SE-L Nav' variant comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED main beams, daytime running lamps and front fog lights. There's also an 'Adaptive Front Lighting System' that automatically alters the illumination to give you the best vision but without dazzling oncoming vehicles. Heated power fold door mirrors are included, along with parking sensors at the front and back, electric windows all round and an electronic parking brake. Inside, you have an engine start-stop button on the dash, while dual-zone climate control maintains your preferred temperature. The seats are trimmed in black cloth and each of the two chairs in the forward cabin have height adjustment.
There are so many cars in this crossover sector competing for your attention that they cannot afford to be expensive to run. Mazda approaches this in its usual pragmatic way that it sums up in the word 'SKYACTIV'. It applies this all-encompassing thinking to every facet of the CX-5's design and build to make it lighter and more efficient, so that a little bit here and there adds up to a lot overall. To see how this works, let's start by looking at the figures of the 150PS SKYACTIV-D engine being featured here. It manages 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 132g/km of CO2 when ordered in front-driven guise coupled to a six-speed manual 'box. Swap that for the six cog automatic and the figure is 48.7mpg. Opt for AWD and the figures fall to 52.3mpg and 142g/km. Order the six cog automatic and you'll hit your returns by around 8%. As part of the SKYACTIV programme for the CX-5, every model comes with Mazda's 'i-stop' technology that switches off the engine when the car is stopped in traffic. Another part of this package of efficiencies is the 'i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive' that uses 27 sensors dotted around the car. It knows which corner to send the power to for the best grip and stability, so it doesn't waste energy spinning the tyres in slippery conditions and also helps to preserve forward motion and stability.
The second generation CX-5 addresses almost everything we might have found fault with in the previous model. Mazda has given the styling a sharp look that sets it apart and the cabin is now one of the classiest places to sit in this sector. They've also managed to make the CX-5 even more fun and engaging to drive. It has a strong turbodiesel engine, smooth gearboxes and the sort of handling almost all of its rivals can only dream about. All of that is capped by the CX-5's generous equipment levels, spacious interior and a level of fit and finish that marks it out as one of the best options in the Qashqai class, especially in this volume 150PS diesel guise. Yes, Mazda does things its own way, but the result is a crossover with huge appeal to a great many buyers.
Mazda's CX-5 is a mid-sized SUV with a loyal following. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved MK2 model to find out why.
Mazda's CX-5 mid-sized SUV has been thoroughly rejuvenated in second generation guise - and more recently improved still further. As before, it's a good compromise between a Nissan Qashai-style family Crossover and a Toyota RAV4-style SUV, offering good driving dynamics, efficient running costs and decent practicality. This may not be the first car you consider in this sector, but try one and you might just think it to be the best.
The CX-5 has proved to be a crucial car for Mazda. Launched in 2012 relatively early on in the current craze for mid-sized SUV and Crossover models, it's since sold prodigiously. To the point where this model line now accounts for a quarter of all the Japanese brand's global sales. Over 1.5 million CX-5s have been sold worldwide, with 32,000 examples having found UK owners. Will those people like this sharper-looking second generation version? It'll be interesting to see. The engine-ware hasn't changed but almost everything else about this car has, with higher quality, greater infotainment connectivity and slightly more involving handling. It'll need to be good in the face of crowded competition for sales of cars of this kind. Let's judge this CX-5 on its merits.
A lot has changed about this second generation CX-5 - but not under the bonnet. So the same range of SKYACTIV engines are carried over into this MK2 model. That means the 2.0-litre 165PS 'SKYACTIV-G' petrol unit that hardly any UK buyers choose and which can only be ordered with front-wheel drive (though it does now feature an auto option if you want it). And the volume 2.2-litre 'SKYACTIV-D' diesel unit which is offered with either 150 or 184PS and can be specified with the options of AWD and auto transmission. Like many new-era Mazda models, this one's a product of the company's 'Jinba-Ittai' 'car-and-driver-as-one' philosophy which aims to deliver more focused levels of levels of driver engagement and comfort. This time round, particular attention has been paid to reducing noise and vibration within the cabin. Plus a 15% improvement in torsional body rigidity, along with refinements to the steering, suspension and brakes, all contribute to an improvement in the handling precision that marked out the previous model. Further helping in this regard is a freshly introduced 'GVC' 'G-Vectoring Control' torque vectoring system that transfers traction to the wheel most needing it when you're going at speed through tight corners. And off road prowess? Well, as with the systems employed by most of its rivals, this car has a set-up in which the torque is automatically split according to the terrain you're on, so it can direct 100% of drive to the front wheels in normal conditions, with up to 50% then directed to the rear wheels if slip is detected.
There's nothing radically different about this second generation CX-5. Instead, what we've got is a thorough evolution of the original model, the car that introduced Mazda's 'KODO' 'Soul of Motion' design philosophy. This MK2 model takes its cues from the stunning 'RX Vision' concept car the brand displayed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and swaps the previous soft and curvy look for an altogether sharper and more mature design. This is exactly what many prospective buyers will want. The smarter exterior looks see this car get a sleeker profile and a lower roofline to underscore its solid stance and elegant proportions. Under the skin, a fully-revised body structure that's been created under the concept of what Mazda calls 'Refined Toughness'. All of this is complemented by a completely re-designed interior that aims to merge meticulous cockpit ergonomics with a sophisticated, high-quality and spacious cabin environment. The interior's dominated by a 7.0-inch colour centre-dash touchscreen featuring full navigation as standard. In terms of overall quality, the finish isn't quite up there with a rival Volkswagen Tiguan but it's certainly an improvement over what you'd get in competitors like Ford's Kuga and Kia's Sportage. In the back, there's plenty of legroom, despite the provision of a decently-sized boot.
List pricing sees CX-5 ownership pitched much as before, with prices ranging in the £25,000 to £35,000 bracket. There are two trim levels - 'SE-L Nav+' and 'Sport Nav+' and three engines, a 2.0 165PS petrol unit and 150 and 184PS versions of the familiar 2.2-litre diesel. You have to have a diesel if you want to be able to pay the £2,000 premium that Mazda demands for AWD. Automatic transmission is an extra £1,500. All models feature a generous standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, a DAB radio and a 7" colour touch-screen display with Mazda's integrated navigation. 'Sport Nav' cars add to this with a reversing camera, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel, a power lift tailgate and a new head-up display that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition. Now, this model gets even more active safety equipment as standard, with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic alert, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning standard across the range. In addition, the optional safety pack on Sport Nav+ models features a 360 view camera and Adaptive LED Headlamps.
The CX-5's unexpectedly imperious progress continues when it comes to cost of ownership and this is where the SKYACTIV technology really pays off. The 2.2-litre 184PS diesel variant many will choose returns well over 50mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 figure of around 140g/km. Clever use of low compression ratios for the SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines means that ignition takes longer, ensuring a better mixture of air and fuel. This approach also enables the engines to run with less mechanical stress, which allows the use of lighter weight materials, in turn meaning that the finished vehicle will need less energy to move through the air. And no energy at all of course when it comes to a temporary stop, say at the lights or in traffic. At that point in this Mazda's case, an 'i-stop' engine stop/start system (the fastest-reacting set-up of its kind on the market) will cut in, reducing fuel consumption by up to 10% all on its own. As for peace of mind, well given the reliability of Mazda products, you'd have thought the company might have wanted to improve upon its usual three year/60,000 mile package and take on the Korean brands. Not so. That familiar standard warranty remains in place for this car.
The CX-5 isn't one of those cars that jumps out at you on first acquaintance. But as with many Mazdas, its modesty hides a product packed with innovation. The result is excellent packaging, strong economy and emissions and driving dynamics that are amongst the best in this sector. Add in a high specification and competitive pricing and you've a compelling proposition, especially since recent suspension and refinement improvements. In summary, what we've got here is yet another example of Mazda going its own way, doing things differently. Which means? Well something quite simple really. If you're looking for a car of this kind, make sure you also try this one.
Mazda's CX-5 isn't your typical compact SUV. June Neary puts the second generation version through its paces.
Big bumpers, bulging wheelarches and ferocious looking grilles were a big part of what fired 4x4 vehicles to mainstream popularity. They were a bolder choice than a conventional car with extra attitude and a youthful image that had a powerful appeal for a lot of people, even if off-road driving wasn't on their agenda. Today, SUVs have become a lot more circumspect in the way they look and the secomd generation version of Mazda's CX-5 is a perfect example. In these more environmentally enlightened times, maintaining a lower profile is a more attractive option and 'car-like' is a quality that's increasingly highly prised. Few SUVs do car-like more effectively than this CX-5.
The CX-5 will net some sales purely on the basis of the way it looks. This MK2 model takes its cues from the 'RX Vision' concept car the brand displayed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and swaps the previous soft and curvy look for an altogether sharper and more mature design. This is exactly what many prospective buyers will want. The smarter exterior looks see this car get a sleeker profile and a lower roofline to underscore its solid stance and elegant proportions. Under the skin, a fully-revised body structure that's been created under the concept of what Mazda calls 'Refined Toughness'. Take a seat at the wheel and you're treated to a master class in how it's possible to completely change the look and feel of this part of the cabin without altering any of its essential dimensions or hard points. Two things are primarily responsible for this and the first change is predictable given the fact that interior quality was one of the original CX-5 model's biggest flaws. This time round, it's a very different story, with an up-market feel that's clearly been inspired by the German brands that Mazda wants to emulate. When I took a seat in the rear, I realised that not all mid-sized SUVs are the same. Whereas in a rival Qashqai or an Ateca (or even a slightly bigger competitor like Ford's Kuga), a couple of adults might struggle a little for comfort on a longer trip, in the back of a CX-5, you feel like you're in an environment that hasn't solely been designed around the needs of children. You can stretch out a little, with proper space for your head, leg and shoulders on the more supportive rear bench. There's a decently-sized 506-litre boot too.
A 2.0-litre petrol engine's offered, but it's the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel that buyers tend to want, offered with either 150 or 175PS. With either diesel, you get a choice of front wheel drive or AWD and the option of auto transmission if you want it. The volume 150PS 'SKYACTIV-D' unit manages 56.5mpg and 132g/km of CO2 in front-driven, manual form. As for the dynamic improvements made this time round, well the body's 15% more rigid and Mazda's clever 'G-Vectoring Control' system has been adopting to improve cornering traction. The CX-5 gives only the merest nod to the concept of off-road ability, preferring instead to concentrate its efforts on the tarmac ride and handling that owners will experience day to day. As I said, there's four-wheel-drive, Mazda's Active Torque-Split system, but the CX-5 is no mud-plugger. Its low ride height and lack of body protection see to that. What you do get is enhanced grip and ability in slippery conditions as the 4x4 system automatically distributes torque to the axle that can best use it. There's also fully-independent suspension to bring added finesse to the drive.
CX-5 customers have always received a lot of equipment for their money and nothing is set to change in that regard. Even base 'SE-L Nav' trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights that include LED daytime running lamps and fog lights, auto headlamps and wipers and heated power-folding mirrors, plus rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors and the brand's sophisticated 'GVC' 'G-Vectoring Control' system for extra traction through the turns. Inside, the primary feature is a standard 7-inch centre-dash 'MZD-Connect' colour touchscreen incorporating satellite navigation, integrated Bluetooth, a 6-speaker DAB audio system and app integration for internet radio, Facebook and Twitter, plus you get the usual USB and iPod ports. Other interior features include dual-zone climate control, leather for the gearknob and the multi-function steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a 40-20-40 split rear seat backrest for the reclinable rear seat.
I have a lot of time for the CX-5 and that's coming from someone who can generally take or leave SUVs. Its focus on on-road driving suits me fine and it looks good too, which is always a help.
Mr Christopher Bunnett - 11/08/2018, owner of a Mazda CX-5 2.2d Sport Nav Auto
User rating: 5/5
Mr Gary Bolton - 05/07/2018, owner of a Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav 5dr
User rating: 5/5
Mr Roger Hall - 30/03/2018, owner of a Mazda CX-5 2.2d Sport Nav 5dr Auto
User rating: 5/5