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 Nav+ trim for the best value for money, although the diesels are well worth a look if you do above average mileage.get the best price
Sport Nav+ upgrades include 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, keyless entry, a sunroof, a reversing camera, a 10-speaker Bose stereo, leather seat trim, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and electrically adjustable front seats with a memory function on the driver's side. That's impressive if you can stretch to it, but we still think the entry-level model makes the most financial sense.
The range-topping 181bhp diesel (Skyactiv-D 184) 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.