Mazda CX-5 2.2d [184] GT Sport 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £38,485What Car? Target Price£37,285
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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The range-topper is too pricey to recommend but does come with lots of kit. On top of Sport trim it adds softer nappa leather, front-seat ventilation, heated rear seats and wood trim on the dash. It also gets a safety pack that includes a driver attention monitor, 360-deg camera and adaptive LED headlights, which can stay on main beams without dazzling the drivers in front.

The range-topping 181bhp diesel is that bit stronger at the top of the rev range than the 148bhp version, but unless you’ve got the car packed to the brim with people and luggage the difference is marginal (0-62mph takes 9.2sec). We don't recommend paying the extra as a result.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

494

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

173

g/km

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