Mazda CX-5 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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RRP £27,030What Car? Target Price from£26,171

Introduction

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You fancy an SUV. Of course you do; everyone does at the moment. So, what about the Mazda CX-5, and where does it fit into the plethora of models just waiting to land your order?

Well, perhaps you’ve considered the Nissan Qashqai, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq but, while you adore their chunky styling and cheap running costs, they’re all just a little on the small side.

That shifted your attention to altogether larger SUVs, with models like the Honda CR-V, Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq moving into the frame. But these are big seven-seaters. You have only two kids and don't plan on adding to that number anytime soon.

Right, well this is where the Mazda CX-5 might just hit the mark. It’s a practical large SUV but, with five seats, it’s not a complete behemoth to handle in a multi-storey car park. And okay, it doesn’t have an Audi badge on its nose, but from the outside it certainly cuts a dash and is massively cheaper than any of the premium German alternatives in this class.

What's more, there's a Mazda CX-5 to suit most needs, with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, manual or automatic gearboxes and two- or four-wheel drive.

Over the next few pages we'll tell you all you need to know about the Mazda CX-5 and compare it with its key rivals, so you’ll know for sure whether it’s the car for you. 

At which point you can use our New Car Buying service to find an amazing deal on the CX-5 and its rivals, all without any haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions36.7 - 49.6
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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