Mazda CX-5 2.0 GT Sport 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £32,530What Car? Target Price£31,492
Review

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 trim for the best value for money, although the diesels are well worth a look if you do above average mileage.

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Trim: GT Sport

The range-topper is too pricey to recommend but does come with lots of kit. On top of Sport trim it adds a sunroof, softer Nappa leather, front seat ventilation, heated rear seats and wood trim on the dash. It also gets a safety pack which includes a driver attention monitor, 360deg camera, and adaptive LED headlights, which can stay on main beams without dazzling the drivers in front.

Engine: 2.0

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. But there’s just enough low-rev oomph to help you make decent progress – as long as you aren't in a hurry. The big plus is it’s much cheaper than the diesels, which is why it's our pick of the range. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard (and what we’d go for) but an automatic gearbox is also available. If you go for the manual then the petrol engine gets cylinder deactivation technology, which automatically shuts down two of its four cylinders in certain scenarios and helps make it surprisingly economical for such a big car.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

506

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

160

g/km

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