Should I buy one?
Initial impressions reveal an SUV that's very good to drive, while the 148bhp diesel engine's performance and refinement are more than a match for rivals. Granted, it might not be as fun as the Ateca nor quite as posh inside as the 5008, but as an all-round package the new CX-5 makes a very compelling case for itself.
Unfortunately, we know nothing of prices at this time, save for an entry-level point of roughly £24,000. A model equipped with this higher-powered diesel engine, four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox is very likely to cost north of £27,000, so higher-grade versions of the CX-5 are right in the firing line of the Kodiaq, our reigning Large SUV of the Year.
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Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D 2.2 4WD 2017
Engine size 2.2-litre turbo diesel
Price £24,000 (est)
Torque 310lb ft
Top speed 129mph
Gov't economy (official combined) 52.3mpg
CO2/BIK band 142g/km, 30%
Insurance group TBC
On sale June 2017
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