The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best large SUVs you can buy. Why? Well, it may not have the additional practicality of seven seats that a Peugeot 5008 comes with as standard, but it's well priced, very well equipped, safe and classy inside. Stick with the 2.0 petrol in entry-level SE-L Nav+ trim for the best value for money, although the diesels are well worth a look if you do above average mileage.get the best price
Sport Nav+ upgrades include 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, keyless entry, a sunroof, a reversing camera, a 10-speaker Bose stereo, leather seat trim, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and electrically adjustable front seats with a memory function on the driver's side. That's impressive if you can stretch to it, but we still think the entry-level model makes the most financial sense.
The sole petrol option is a 2.0-litre (badged Skyactiv-G 165). Unlike nearly every other modern petrol engine, it doesn't benefit from turbocharging, so you need to rev it hard to get the best from it. Mind you, there’s just about enough low-rev oomph to help you make easy, relaxing progress – as long as you aren't in a hurry. Much cheaper than the diesels, which is why it's our pick of the range.