New Mazda CX-5 Review & Deals

Published Date: 15th Oct 2013

The CX-5 is Mazda’s entry into to the competitive compact SUV market to rival the likes of the Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti, the increasingly popular new Kia Sportage compact SUV and the UK’s favourite crossover the Nissan Qashqai.

New Mazda CX-5 Exterior ViewWith such a large choice of compact SUV’s you might be wondering why choose the new 2013 Mazda CX-5 over other rival SUV’s? It’s not the cheapest SUV on the market but it will give you something other SUV’s wont. It boasts striking looks, a premium interior and excellent levels of equipment. Class leading CO2 emissions and fuel economy mean you’ll save on running costs whilst Mazda’s SKYACTIV-BODY delivers an extremely light SUV helping the CX-5 achieve surprisingly sharp performance. Read on for more details....

New Mazda CX-5 Ride

It's surprisingly sporty for a SUV and a distinct departure from the traditional ‘soft’ ride of other SUV’s on the market. With the CX-5 you’ll get a more responsive vehicle that grips the road to deliver a more exciting drive that contradicts the height and size of the vehicle, putting it closer to a mid-range hatchback in handling qualities. 

Inside The New Mazda CX-5

New Mazda CX-5 Interior ViewInside the CX-5 is up there with the best when it comes to cabin space, head and leg room are very generous and the boot is extremely big and up there with class leaders offering 503 litres of space. The rear spring-loaded 40:20:40 seats fold down easily to offer a larger flat loading space should require it. Quality of materials and build inside the CX-5 is excellent and even the entry-level new Mazda CX-5 SE-L model offers very generous levels of equipment that should satisfy most people (see below for equipment details). 

New Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy & CO2 Emissions

The most frugal diesel, the 2.2 litre (150ps) 2WD 6 speed manual model matches the cleanest class leaders offering 119g/km emissions. Fuel economy also matches class leaders (over 60mpg combined) whilst at the same time the model trumps rivals on performance, it offers a nippy 0-62mph in just over 9 seconds and a top speed of 126mph. The trade off between performance and class leading fuel economy blows its rivals out of the water and should be a very attractive proposition for new car buyers in the market for a compact SUV. 

If you prefer a petrol engine, the 2.2 litre petrol (165ps) 2WD 6 speed manual offers emissions of 139g/km and fuel economy of 47mpg (combined) acceleration is on a par with the 2.2 diesel at just over 9 seconds for 0-62mph with a top speed of 124mph. Across the range there are a number of 2WD and AWD options available with automatic and manual transmissions.

There are three distinct trim levels available, the new Mazda CX-5 SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport models. See below for a summary of equipment and specs:

SE-L Model Equipment and Features:

Cruise control, push start button, front and rear electric windows,  air con, auto dimming rear view mirror, karakuri tonneau cover, rear Seat 40:20:40 Split, rear seat fold flat karakuri functionality,  daytime running lights, dusk sensing lights,  front fog lights, front and rear parking sensors,  power folding heated door mirrors,  6 speaker Radio/CD player with AUX, USB and Bluetooth support,  leather steering wheel with audio mounted controls, 5,8 inch colour touchscreen, media commander, trip computer, driver seat lumbar, recline and height adjustment, iStop, sat-nav (nav models only).

SE-L Model Safety Features:  

Curtain airbags, front driver and passenger airbags,  front side airbags,  passenger airbag cut-off switch,  dynamic stability control (DSC) with traction control system (TCS), emergency stop signalling system (ESS),  hill-hold assist, smart city brake support (SCBS), tyre pressure monitoring system,  thatcham cat 1 alarm and immobiliser, ISOFIX child seat anchor points.  

SE-L Lux Adds The Following To the SE-L Model:

Power tilt and slide sunroof, 6-way driver's seat power adjustment, leather trim seats, heated front seats and leather gear knob.

Sport Model Adds:

Smart keyless entry, bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system (AFS), reversing camera, 6-way driver’s seat power adjustment, premium Bose® surround sound system with eleven speakers, heated front seats, leather trim seats and sliding centre armrest.

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