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

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £35,585What Car? Target Price£34,473
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, electric tailgate, 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 isn't that noticeable. That's partly because this more powerful diesel is available only with four-wheel drive, which adds a fair bit of weight.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

494

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

175

g/km

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