What is it
A five seater, the new Mazda CX-5 is a stylish and frugal SUV with three models in its range, Executive, Sport & Sport SE.
First impression of the new CX-5!
It looks like a beefy Mazda 3 that is attractive, athletic and is a good choice of car for young couples and families
What about the interior?
Inside the high driving position means great visibility and the CX-5 is comfortable and car like. The interior is roomy but bland. There is a nice blend of black and charcoal surfaces and fit and finish is good throughout.
And on the road?
CX-5 and the city: Agile handling and precise steering makes light work of tight spaces and gives the CX-5 a small car feel. .
CX-5 and the open road: Take it on the open road and it is quiet, composed and cruises happily.
Prices start from €25,195 for the entry level Executive and rises to €34,895 for the four wheel drive Sport SE model. Running costs are low with the CX-5 returning 4.6 litres per 100km (61 mpg) on the combined cycle. Emissions of just 119g/km means it is in Band A for Motor Tax so will cost €160 annually.
As far as safety is concerned no shortcuts have been taken and the all-new CX-5 offers Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) that helps prevent low speed frontal collisions, as standard.
What are my choices?
The CX-5 comes in 3 models:
Executive – The entry level model.
Sport – Adds 17”Alloy Wheels, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Parking Sensors with rear camera and a 5.8”touch screen with Tom-Tom Sat Nav.
Sport SE – Gains 19″ Alloy wheels, Bi-xenon headlights with AFLS, Smart card remote keyless entry system, Leather seat trim (Black or Sand), Bose and nine speakers.
3 words to describe the CX-5
Frugal, Roomy, Stylish