Used test: Renault Koleos vs Mazda CX-5
Temptingly priced and spacious inside, a used Renault Koleos makes sense as a family car, but could the sportier and faster Mazda CX-5 be a better large SUV buy?...
What will they cost?
The CX-5 is the more expensive of the two to buy used, and while that gap can be narrowed with a bit of haggling, it’ll probably still cost you more than the Koleos. However, it’ll lose you less in depreciation over time.
Surprisingly, despite the CX-5 having the more powerful engine, it was actually the more economical car in our real-world fuel economy tests with a result of 47.4mpg compared to the 42.9mpg of the Koleos.
Both SUVs have been awarded the full five stars by Euro NCAP, although the CX-5 received higher marks for adult, child and pedestrian protection. To help you avoid an accident in the first place, both cars come with automatic emergency braking, while the Koleos adds a lane departure warning system.