For The Mazda CX-5 gives you lots of interior space and equipment for a reasonable price. It also gives you class-leading figures for emissions and fuel economy, and the diesel engine is a real peach.
Against The ride could be more forgiving, and the overabundance of wind and road noise ruins the car’s refinement. Some of the interior trim is a little drab, too.
Sensational in some areas, but disappointing in others. Still, if you’re looking for a compact SUV, the Mazda CX-5 should be near the top of your shortlist. By Steve Huntingford
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With three engines to choose from, two gearboxes, four trims and front- or four-wheel drive, there are many different ways your Mazda CX-5 could turn out. However, there are one or two versions that really stand out.
The first selection to make is the lower-powered of the two diesel engines. It’s affordable to buy and run, has excellent performance and is more refined than its higher-powered counterpart. You also want to stick with the standard six-speed manual transmission. Most buyers won’t be taking their CX-5 anywhere near the countryside, either, so we’d advise opting for front-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive.
Lastly, stick with SE-L trim. It keeps purchase prices reasonable, and comes with luxuries like alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control and dual-zone climate control. Sport trim adds a few more desirable goodies including leather seats, but it ups the price substantially.
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If you want a CX-5, this is the one to go for. It has a brilliant engine, it’s reasonably affordable and it’s well-equipped.