Mazda CX-5 2.5 GT Sport 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £36,885What Car? Target Price£35,685
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 191bhp 2.5 Skyactiv-G 194 is only a little bit quicker than the 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 (0-62mph takes 9.2sec) and it uses a lot more fuel so you'll struggle to average much more than 30mpg. It does come with a responsive automatic gearbox as standard, though, so while it's still gutless below 3000rpm at least you don't need to make constant gear changes.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

506

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

182

g/km

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