Used Mazda CX-5 2012-2017 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Mazda CX-5 estate will I get for my budget?

Used Mazda CX-5s start at £5500, for which you’ll be able to buy an early car with lots of miles on the clock. While the majority of CX-5s sold were diesels, it's possible to find examples with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, with little difference in price compared with an equivalent diesel.

Early cars that have covered less than 100,000 miles can be picked up for around £7000, while a four-wheel-drive diesel automatic starts from around £8000 (albeit with a six-figure mileage).

Road tax

Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending on the CO2 emissions the engine produces (see above for more information), while examples registered after this date will have the same flat-rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.

Servicing

Servicing is required every 12 months or 12,500 miles and Mazda offers fixed-price maintenance; this will give you a price menu of how much common maintenance operations such as changing the brake discs or pads are, and you can then use this to compare prices with independent garages in your area. Mazda also offers extended servicing plans to cater for different ownership and usage requirements, and the CX-5 should be about average for the class in terms of servicing costs.

There are no timing belts to worry about, while another advantage of the Skyactiv tech is that the diesel engine doesn’t require any kind of NOx treatment system to meet Euro 6 emissions standards. For used car buyers, that’s one less potentially expensive thing that could go wrong.

Insurance groups

The 2.0-litre petrol should be the cheapest to insure since it is in group 15, while the 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel is in 18. The most expensive will be the more powerful diesel option in Sport Nav four-wheel drive form because that is in group 21.

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