Mazda CX-5 2.0 SE-L 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £29,135What Car? Target Price£27,995
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best large SUVs you can buy. Why? Well, while it lacks the additional practicality of seven seats 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 SE-L trim offers the best value for money, but the diesels are well worth a look if you do above average mileage.

Entry-level SE-L is our favourite trim as it helps to keep costs down but still gives you lots of luxuries. They include 17in alloy wheels, privacy glass, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, electronically heated and folding wing mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, driver seat adjustable lumbar support, dual-zone climate control, a 10.25in infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, built-in sat-nav with five years of free map updates, and adaptive cruise control.

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 MPH10.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

522

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

153

g/km