Used Mazda CX-5 2012 - 2017 review

Alternatives

(2012 - 2017)
Mazda CX-5
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Mazda CX-5 estate?

The Nissan Qashqai may not be as spacious as the Mazda CX-5, but nor is it as expensive. Throw in the fact that it is good to drive, very quiet and doesn’t cost much to run and it is arguably the CX-5’s closest rival, with the related Renault Kadjar not far behind.

Other options worth considering include the Ford Kuga for something that is more fun to drive, the Honda CR-V if space and a versatile interior are your priorities and the Kia Sportage if you value a long warranty over driving enjoyment.

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Mazda CX-5 12-17 interior
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Verdict

The Mazda CX-5 is one of our favourite SUVs to buy new, but how does it stack up as a used buy?

  • Spacious interior
  • Sharp handling
  • Good economy from petrol engine
  • Lots of road noise
  • Ride firm on Sport models
  • Drab interior