Mazda CX-5 2.0 e-Skyactiv G MHEV Exclusive-Line 5dr [DAP] Review

Category: Family SUV

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RRP £34,945What Car? Target Price£32,780
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best family SUVs that 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 engine with entry-level Centre-Line trim offers the best value for money, but the diesel engine is 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 MPH10.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

43.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

522

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

146

g/km