Mazda CX-5 2.0 e-Skyactiv G MHEV Exclusive-Line 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Mazda CX-5 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-5 interior back seats
  • Mazda CX-5 interior infotainment
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  • Mazda CX-5 front left static
  • Mazda CX-5 grille detail
  • Mazda CX-5 alloy wheel detail
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  • Mazda CX-5 interior front seats
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RRP £36,135What Car? Target Price£34,186
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The CX-5 is one of the best large SUVs you can buy. Why? Well, while it lacks the additional practicality of seven seats – which the Peugeot 5008 comes with as standard – it's well priced, very well equipped, safe and classy inside. The 2.0 petrol in entry-level Centre-Line trim offers the best value for money, but the diesels are well worth a look if you do above average mileage.

If your budget can stretch to it, Exclusive-Line is a great way to get lots of extra luxuries, and Mazda expects this to be the bestselling trim. It includes 19in alloy wheels, a reversing camera, black leather seats, wireless phone-charging, a clear head-up display, a digital driver display, a heated steering wheel and wiper de-ice.

If you’re a private buyer who doesn’t do lots of miles, this is the one for you – it’s also our chosen engine. While it isn’t quite as fast as its rivals, the 163bhp means that there’s ample performance on offer and you’ll never struggle to reach motorway speeds or to overtake slow-moving traffic. It’s fairly efficient, so you won’t spend too much time at the pumps.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

522

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

155

g/km