Mazda CX-5 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Mazda CX-5 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 left tracking
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 front right tracking
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 grille detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 rear lights detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 boot open
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 left tracking
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 front right tracking
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 grille detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 rear lights detail
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-5 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If you fancy an SUV (who doesn't, these days?) what about the Mazda CX-5 – and how does it fit in with the many models waiting to land your order?

Perhaps you've considered the Nissan Qashqai, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq, and adore their chunky styling and cheap running costs but have decided they're all a bit too small your needs.

FAQs

  • It should be. Petrol-engined Mazda CX-5s performed very well in the large SUV class of the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing second, below only the BMW X3 (diesel CX-5s came eighth). Mazda as a brand came near the top of the manufacturer reliability table, coming eighth out of 30 car makers, ahead of Citroën, Ford and Peugeot. Read more here

  • No. There are three engine options for the Mazda CX-5, but no hybrid or electric car versions. Even so, all the engines are efficient and should manage over 35mpg. If you cover a lot of miles, the Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel variant will officially do more than 57mpg in two-wheel drive guise. Read more here

  • Our chosen version of the Mazda CX-5 is the entry-level SE-L trim with the two-wheel drive 2.0 Skyactiv-G petrol engine. We like that combination because it keeps costs down but still gives you plenty of luxuries, including automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, front and rear parking sensors and driver adjustable lumbar support. Read more here

  • While the entry-level Mazda CX-5 SE-L gets lots of luxuries, the Mazda CX-5 Sport has an even more extensive equipment list. The Sport costs quite a bit more but gains bigger 19in alloy wheels, a reversing camera, wireless phone-charging and other kit. Read more here

  • All versions of the Mazda CX-5 come with a 10.25in infotainment screen that’s only touchscreen while you’re stationary. When the car is moving, you can control the system using a handy rotary controller between the front seats. We like that, as it makes scrolling through the menus less distracting while you’re driving. Read more here

  • Petrol versions of the Mazda CX-5 have 522 litres of boot capacity while diesel versions get 510 litres (due to its larger Adblue fuel tank). That’s enough to carry a couple of pushchairs, but even the larger boot of the petrol version gives you less space than many rivals, including the Citroën C5 Aircross and Honda CR-V. Read more here

At a glance
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Save up to £1,481
Target Price from £28,172
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RRP price range £29,245 - £40,505
Number of trims (see all)7
Number of engines (see all)4
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions 35.3 - 50.4
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,945 / £2,923
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £3,890 / £5,847
Available colours