Mazda CX-5 2.2d [184] Sport 5dr Auto [Safety Pack] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £35,245What Car? Target Price£34,120
Review

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.

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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.

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 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

494

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

160

g/km

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