All-New Mazda CX-5 Review

All-New Mazda CX-5 Review

The All-new Mazda CX-5

Are you looking for a stylish, comfortable, family car? Packed with modern technology, good space and an overall nice drive then look no further.

The All new CX-5 is Mazda’s newest addition to their range of stylish modern cars. This is Mazda’s largest 4×4 with all new and improved features to the interior and exterior of the car, making it a stylish, comfortable drive. The all-new Mazda CX-5 follows on from the award winning CX-5 which was released back in 2012 and has always provided style and comfort making it an ideal family car.


The new CX-5 has had some exterior changes to improve the shape and style of the car to make it more aesthetically pleasing and to provide a better drive.

New Mazda CX-5 rear viewThe significant changes have been made at the front and side of the car with the engine compartment a little longer, the nose leans forward slightly making the vehicle more streamline and the chrome-rimmed grille adds style to the front of the car. The fender lines in the doors are subtler and more attractive and the headlights and taillights have been narrowed to look more modern with the chrome lining around the windows helping to add definition to the side of the car.


The interior of the new CX-5 has been upgraded and is more streamline than the previous model to give a more premium finish. The high quality material used on the seats and dashboard adds style and the solidity of the buttons and switches gives the CX-5 a high quality finish without the high prices. The new design also allows 10% clearer conversation levels due to a 1.3 Db reduction in interior noise. The biggest change for the driver is an updated, more premium-looking steering wheel and the vents in the car are now chrome-lined with a modern new shape adding style to the dashboard. Also, the CX-5 has an optional head-up display that can display navigation and road sign information on to the windscreen, which is easy for the driver to view and will stop them having to look away from the road.

All-new CX-5 Interior

The CX-5 may have become shorter than the previous model but it still retains a large amount of room inside. The large seats provide space and comfort using high quality materials and stitching to add a premium finish. Customer who buy the high tech Sports model have the choice of white or black leather interior. The rear seats fold easily to create more space in the boot area and the passengers are provided with a good amount of leg room ; the car also comes with Isofix child seat ancorages making it an ideal family car.

It’s also more practical, as boot space has grown to 506 litres with 20 litres more under the floor compared to the 430 litres in the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Nissan Qashqai. The boot space can be extended by folding down the rear seats, extending to 1,620 litres ideal for bulky items, also for more convenience you can have an electrically operated boot door.


Standard features in the new CX-5 includes Cruise control, Electric Windows, Central Locking, a 7-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, CD player, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus a leather-trimmed steering wheel and air conditioning. Outside the CX-5 has daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding heated door mirrors, privacy glass and automatic wipers.


Mazda has worked hard to improve the driving experience with the new CX-5 not only for the driver but for the passengers, to make every drive smooth, comfortable and stress free.  The new CX-5 will now come fitted with G-Vectoring Control which is available in the Mazda 6. The system sends power to each wheel to improve the steering and balance of the car when travelling at high speeds and around fast bends.  Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD system helps to give you better control when accelerating, turning, braking and also helps with slippery road conditions. The i-ACTIVE AWD System uses 27 sensors and adjusts power 200 times per second but will only work when you need it.

Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV Body and Chassis

The new CX-5 has a SKYACTIV-BODY which is one of the lightest and safest kerb weights in its class.  Mazda has made enhancements to the suspension, insulation and SKYACTIV-CHASSIS to make the drive quieter and add more comfort.

Mazda has made it easier for you to see important driving information at a glance when driving. Instead of having to look away from the road Mazda has now introduced Active driving display in full colour. This displays; speed, turn by turn navigation and traffic signs directly onto the windscreen. This means you can focus on the road whilst also receiving important driving information, this option comes as standard on the CX-5 Sport Nav models.

The new CX-5 is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.  The SKYACTIV engines in the new CX-5 gives a unique mix of driving pleasure, balance and a high class environmental and safety performance. There are two different SKYACTIV engines available in the new CX-5;

SKYACTIV-D 2.2 Litre is available with either 150ps or 175ps power output.

SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre is available with 165ps power output. This is a direct-injection engine which has the highest compression ratio among petrol engines.

The Adaptive LED Headlights on the new CX-5 adds style to the car but also makes it easier to drive in dark and foggy conditions. The headlights will automatically dim when another car approaches but will still give you excellent visibility. More light is beamed upwards to illuminate road signs and potential hazards as soon as possible.

Mazda CX-5 adaptive LED headlights

Cruise control is available as standard on the new CX-5 making it ideal if you drive in busy traffic or on long drives on the motorway. With the Mazda Radar cruise control turned on the car will automatically accelerate or decelerate to follow the car ahead.  But for the safety of the driver and passengers, resuming driving from a standing start is under control of the driver.

Co2 Emissions & MPG

The all new Mazda CX-5 now uses Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology which will offer running costs comparable to those of a regular family hatchback.  Choosing the 2.2 litre diesel engine in the new CX-5 is the ideal option if you are looking for low running costs. With its two wheel drive form and six speed manual gearbox it can do around 56.5mpg making it perfect for town, country and motorway driving. If you would prefer automatic transmission the CX-5 is offered with the same 2.2 diesel engine in automatic transmission but it will reduce the fuel economy to 50.4mpg, however, the road tax will remain the same for the two models at £140 per year. But the combination of both four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox with the less powerful diesel engine results in 48.7mpg and 152g/km.

If you chose to go with the 2.0 litre petrol engine fitted with a manual gearbox it will return 44.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 149g/km, this is ideal for short journeys and if you usually have low annual mileage.


The previous CX-5 was rated five stars in 2014 With the Euro NCAP crash-test. Mazda takes safety very seriously when designing a car.  With the new CX-5 most of the safety-gear is standard kit. That includes curtain airbags, driver and front-passenger airbags, traction control, emergency stop signaling system, Smart City Brake Support to automatically prevent collisions at low speeds, and Hill Hold Assist. As options, customers can choose lane departure and blind spot warning systems too.


Make and Model

0-62MPH CO2 (g/km) MPG (Combined)


Mazda CX-5

9.2 119 61.4 £25,295

Ford Kuga

12.7 115 64.2


Nissan Qashqai

11.9 99 74.3


Volkswagen Tiguan 9.3 123 60.1



Make and Model

Collision Warning W/Auto Brake Front and Rear Parking Sensors Vehicle Start/Stop Button Auto Dimming  Rear View Mirror Heated Power Fold Door Mirrors

Privacy Glass

Mazda CX-5


Ford Kuga

Nissan Qashqai

Volkswagen Tiguan


Make and Model

Customer Deposit Monthly Payment Duration (Months)


Mazda CX-5


£249 36


Ford Kuga

£7,570 £249 36 0%

Nissan Qashqai

£6,863.51 £219 37


Volkswagen Tiguan £6,833.31 £239 48



The new CX-5 will be available in the UK from the 30th June, if you would like to see the current CX-5 Models we have in stock visit our website or come and see us at our Bookham, Weybridge or Orpington branches to book your test drive now.

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