MAZDA

MAZDA CX-5 ESTATE 2.0 GT Sport 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph10.3s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2153 g/km

CX IN THE CITY

Mazda's CX-5 isn't your typical compact SUV. June Neary puts the second generation version through its paces.

Will It Suit Me?

Big bumpers, bulging wheelarches and ferocious looking grilles were a big part of what fired 4x4 vehicles to mainstream popularity. They were a bolder choice than a conventional car with extra attitude and a youthful image that had a powerful appeal for a lot of people, even if off-road driving wasn't on their agenda. Today, SUVs have become a lot more circumspect in the way they look and the secomd generation version of Mazda's CX-5 is a perfect example. In these more environmentally enlightened times, maintaining a lower profile is a more attractive option and 'car-like' is a quality that's increasingly highly prised. Few SUVs do car-like more effectively than this CX-5.

Practicalities

The CX-5 will net some sales purely on the basis of the way it looks. This MK2 model takes its cues from the 'RX Vision' concept car the brand displayed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and swaps the previous soft and curvy look for an altogether sharper and more mature design. This is exactly what many prospective buyers will want. The smarter exterior looks see this car get a sleeker profile and a lower roofline to underscore its solid stance and elegant proportions. Under the skin, a fully-revised body structure that's been created under the concept of what Mazda calls 'Refined Toughness'. Take a seat at the wheel and you're treated to a master class in how it's possible to completely change the look and feel of this part of the cabin without altering any of its essential dimensions or hard points. Two things are primarily responsible for this and the first change is predictable given the fact that interior quality was one of the original CX-5 model's biggest flaws. This time round, it's a very different story, with an up-market feel that's clearly been inspired by the German brands that Mazda wants to emulate. When I took a seat in the rear, I realised that not all mid-sized SUVs are the same. Whereas in a rival Qashqai or an Ateca (or even a slightly bigger competitor like Ford's Kuga), a couple of adults might struggle a little for comfort on a longer trip, in the back of a CX-5, you feel like you're in an environment that hasn't solely been designed around the needs of children. You can stretch out a little, with proper space for your head, leg and shoulders on the more supportive rear bench. There's a decently-sized 506-litre boot too.

Behind the Wheel

A 2.0-litre petrol engine's offered, but it's the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel that buyers tend to want, offered with either 150 or 184PS. With either diesel, you get a choice of front wheel drive or AWD and the option of auto transmission if you want it. The volume 150PS 'SKYACTIV-D' unit manages 56.5mpg and 132g/km of CO2 in front-driven, manual form. As for the dynamic improvements made this time round, well the body's 15% more rigid and Mazda's clever 'G-Vectoring Control' system has been adopting to improve cornering traction. The CX-5 gives only the merest nod to the concept of off-road ability, preferring instead to concentrate its efforts on the tarmac ride and handling that owners will experience day to day. As I said, there's four-wheel-drive, Mazda's Active Torque-Split system, but the CX-5 is no mud-plugger. Its low ride height and lack of body protection see to that. What you do get is enhanced grip and ability in slippery conditions as the 4x4 system automatically distributes torque to the axle that can best use it. There's also fully-independent suspension to bring added finesse to the drive.

Value For Money

CX-5 customers have always received a lot of equipment for their money and nothing is set to change in that regard. Even base 'SE-L Nav' trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights that include LED daytime running lamps and fog lights, auto headlamps and wipers and heated power-folding mirrors, plus rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors and the brand's sophisticated 'GVC' 'G-Vectoring Control' system for extra traction through the turns. Inside, the primary feature is a standard 7-inch centre-dash 'MZD-Connect' colour touchscreen incorporating satellite navigation, integrated Bluetooth, a 6-speaker DAB audio system and app integration for internet radio, Facebook and Twitter, plus you get the usual USB and iPod ports. Other interior features include dual-zone climate control, leather for the gearknob and the multi-function steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a 40-20-40 split rear seat backrest for the reclinable rear seat.

Could I Live With One?

I have a lot of time for the CX-5 and that's coming from someone who can generally take or leave SUVs. Its focus on on-road driving suits me fine and it looks good too, which is always a help.

  • Intermittent rear wash/wipe
  • Privacy glass
  • Windscreen wiper de-icer
  • Electric front/rear windows/one touch facility
  • Rain sensing front wipers

  • Hill hold assist
  • Rear smart city brake support
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support - SCBS
  • G-Vectoring control
  • Smart brake support with forward obstruction warning
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Electronic brake force distribution

  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control

  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Radar cruise control
  • Collision prevention assist
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • 360 degree surround camera
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Electric power steering
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane keep assist

  • Engine start/stop button
  • Power tailgate
  • Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial
  • Connected services

  • 10.25" display with Mazda Connect infotainment
  • 7" colour TFT display
  • Colour head up display
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Trip computer
  • Service indicator

  • Door mirror integrated indicators
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror

  • Upper dashboard and door cards wood trim

  • i-stop

  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • 2 x USB sockets in front
  • AM/FM radio
  • 2 USB sockets in rear
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Bose premium sound system with 10 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Shark fin roof aerial
  • Body colour roof spoiler
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Scuff plates
  • Power tilt/slide sunroof
  • Body coloured front bumper with black lower mouldings
  • Body coloured rear bumper with black lower mouldings

  • Signature LED rear combination lights
  • LED third brake light
  • LED front fog lights
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Dusk sensitive headlamps
  • Adaptive front lighting system

  • Rear air vents
  • Humidity sensor
  • Dual zone climate control

  • Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
  • Black roof lining
  • 3 grab handles with rear coat hook
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 2 cupholders
  • Leather gear knob
  • Front centre console storage box
  • Rear power outlet
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Front centre armrest
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Karakuri tonneau cover
  • Leather steering wheel with unique stitching and chrome centre bezel

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • LED interior illumination
  • Interior dome light with integral spotlight

  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Seatbelt reminder front and rear
  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Front side airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags

  • Height adjustable head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear headrests
  • 6 way electric adjustable passenger seat
  • Driver/passenger front seatback pockets
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Heated outer rear seats
  • 40:20:40 Karakuri fold-flat seat system
  • Rear seat recline
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • 8 way electric driver seat with lumbar support + memory

  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Thatcham Category 1 alarm
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Deadlock
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
  • Power door locks

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors + illuminated vanity mirrors (drivers with ticket holder)

  • 19" Bright alloy wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 145
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 183
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 131
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 153

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 83.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 91.2
  • CC: 1998

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 36.7
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 50.4
  • EC Combined (mpg): 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 34.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 41.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.8

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 16E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12500
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 80
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 78
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 59
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 165
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: GT Sport
  • Coin Description: N
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 121
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 157
  • Engine Torque - NM: 213
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 4000
  • Engine Power - BHP: 165
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.3
  • Top Speed: 125
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 21.7

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/55R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55R19

  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Height: 1680
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4550
  • Width: 1840
  • Wheelbase: 2700

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1573
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2020
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 56
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 506
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 447
  • Max. Roof Load: 50
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1620
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11

  • Metallic paint: £580
  • Mica paint: £580
  • Pearlescent paint: £580
  • Special paint: £820
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Special Metallic paint: £700

  • Metallic - Sonic silver: £580
  • Metallic - Polymetal grey: £580

  • Mica - Eternal blue: £580
  • Mica - Jet black: £580
  • Mica - Deep crystal blue: £580

  • Pearl - Snowflake white: £580

  • Solid - Arctic white: £0

  • Special paint - Soul red crystal: £820
  • Special metallic - Machine grey: £700

  • Nappa leather - Brown: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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