Mazda CX-5

Starting price $27,890
Georgie savings $1,673 - $5,499

The range

The following cars match your search:

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $27,890

Save: $1,673 - $3,068

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $28,690

Save: $1,721 - $3,156

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $28,690

Save: $1,721 - $3,156

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Sports Automatic
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $29,890

Save: $1,793 - $3,288

Review

With the arrival of the CX-5, rivals can’t seem to catch a break from the pummelling they already received from the old model. Even towards the end of its life, the outgoing CX-5 enjoyed market dominance for the last four years as Australia’s most popular SUV

 

 

Welcome home

From the moment you enter the cabin, you notice a high quality environment for this class, with soft dash padding, nifty surfacing on parts such as the vents, and a raised centre console making you feel hunkered in. All sight and touch points are premium in look and feel. Even the power window switches, with auto up/down for all four windows, are a noticeable delight for this class.

Mazda’s media interface remains as one of the most intuitive and distraction-free devices on the market. The satellite navigation with live traffic is quick in response and excellent to use. If we have any criticisms, maybe it’s with the colour scheme of the media screen, which is starting to look a bit tired in our opinion.

The seats are extremely comfortable, with a nice, breathable sports trim and perfect cushioning that gives outstanding thigh and lower back support. Whatever foam Mazda is using in these seats should be examined closely by rivals.

Cargo capacity is abundant, at least matching the class benchmark. Seating space in the front and rear is at the forefront of the class too, helping the CX-5 remain as one of the best family-friendly cars on the planet.

 

 

Catch me if you can

It’s amazing that Mazda can create a fun driving experience with such a practical-focused and utilitarian product. We don’t know how Mazda does it, but the rivals, if they want to catch up, they need to have a thorough examination of this.

The steering is sharp and engaging, and it handles like a car. A sports car, almost. It’s that good. Ride comfort is also excellent with even the nastiest of bumps withheld from ricocheting through your body. And when it’s time to give it some, the engine performance is more than enough to get you through.

 


 

Our verdict

The way all the parts of the CX-5 come together so harmoniously highlights many compromises that rivals have. Some have poor handling, and some look old, while others are far behind in the technology department. In the CX-5, you really do get the best of everything offered in this class.

 

5 specs you need to know:

  1. Engine: 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  2. Transmission and drive: six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive
  3. ANCAP safety rating: Five Stars
  4. Official fuel economy: 7.5L/100km (8L/100km during test).
  5. Time from 0-100km/h as tested: 9.3 seconds.

 

Pros

  • Sets many benchmarks in this class
  • Great design inside and out
  • High levels of safety
  • Enjoyable to drive

 

Cons

  • Engine can get noisy
  • Everyone has one?

 

 

 

 

Review

No review is available for this model.

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