Mazda CX-5 2.0 Sport 5dr [Safety Pack] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £31,145What Car? Target Price£29,945
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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On top of SE-L you get 19in alloys, a reversing camera, a powered tailgate, a sunroof, leather seats, which are electrically adjustable and heated in the front, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, keyless entry and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. Definitely worth looking at if your budget can stretch to it.

Mazda doesn't use turbochargers to boost the performance of its petrol engines. So, even though the 163bhp 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 has a larger capacity and more power than the Citroën C5 Aircross 1.2 Puretech 130, it's no quicker (it does 0-62mph in 10.3sec) and nowhere near as flexible from low revs. You have to get it to 3000rpm and beyond to release its performance, which makes it harder work because you're changing down gears more often. It's also noisy but the fuel economy is pretty good.


Key information

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

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

506

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

153

g/km

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