The Mazda CX-5 pioneered the manufacturer's award-winning SKYACTIV Technology and unique KODO design language to carry Mazda into an exciting new generation. With such strong performance and stunning looks, the CX-5 is well-equipped to meet the motoring needs of a wide variety of different drivers. The CX-5 also won What Car's? Best SUV of the year for 2015. This is because of its low price, free servicing for 3 years and its incredible drive.
The vehicle encapsulates Mazda KODO: Soul of Motion design language and applies it to the compact SUV profile for a finish that isn't seen elsewhere in the market. Muscular haunches and a raised bonnet give the car a confident presence on the road, while protective mouldings skirting the body and 17" alloy wheels point to the car's strengths on looser terrain. The model makes a bold statement both day and night, as daytime running lights, front fog lights, and halogen headlamps all come as standard. Adding a touch of personalisation is a choice of nine bold and understated paint options.
The carefully crafted cabin helps you fully engage with the drive when at the wheel, and achieves this by placing all functions within immediate reach. This ergonomic layout also makes you feel completely comfortable even after a long period of driving, while for passengers there's ample room in the front and rear. Behind the rear bench is a 503-litre boot, and folding it expands the space to an impressive 1,620 litres, should you need the crossover to act as a van temporarily. Throughout the interior there's more evidence of supreme Mazda craftsmanship, the leather or fabric seats and soft-touch materials being notable highlights.
Mazda has been generous with the equipment included in the cabin, and fits a CD player with iPod® connectivity, a USB port, integrated Bluetooth®, Mazda navigation system, auxiliary (AUX) input jack and 12-volt accessory socket. Controlling these functions is an advanced Multimedia Commander positioned behind the gearstick, which links up with the 5.8" touch-screen mounted at the head of the dashboard.
Strong performance is to be expected from the Mazda CX-5 and it doesn't disappoint. The manufacturer's SKYACTIV-G and SKYACTIV-D engines are offered in various states of tune, and combine with the rest of the SKYACTIV Technology suite to deliver drive that is confident yet economical. Both two and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) set-ups are available, and you should choose the 2.2-litre 175ps AWD diesel if pace and power are a priority. It's the quickest with a 0-60mph time of just 8.8 seconds, yet returns 54.3mpg combined with conservative driving. The two-wheel drive 2.2-litre 150ps diesel offers superior economy and emissions output, releasing a pleasing 119g/km of CO2 and returning up to 61.4mpg combined.
For safety the Mazda CX-5 is a class leader, as the five-star Euro NCAP safety rating confirms. The award recognises the strong SKYACTIV-Body and other passive systems, which are supported by various active technologies. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS) work to help the car grip and remain stable when under strain, and with the top-end Sport Nav spec you can add Mazda's radar-based Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM).
Mazda makes no compromise with the Mazda CX-5, and you can explore it in detail with a test drive from Rockingham Cars. Make an enquiry with our team to book your slot on the road.