MAZDA

MAZDA CX-5 DIESEL ESTATE 2.2d SE-L 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph9.9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2154 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
  • Electric front/rear windows/one touch facility
  • Rain sensing front wipers

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

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

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

  • Engine start/stop button

  • Service indicator
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Trip computer
  • TFT display screen
  • 8" touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app

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

  • Upper dashboard and door trim in gun metal

  • i-stop

  • USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 6 speakers
  • Radio/CD
  • 2 USB sockets in rear
  • Bluetooth audio streaming

  • Exhaust pipe
  • Body coloured rear bumper with black lower mouldings
  • Body coloured front bumper with black lower mouldings
  • Scuff plates
  • Body colour roof spoiler
  • Shark fin roof aerial

  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • LED third brake light
  • Front and rear signature LED lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function

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

  • Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
  • Front centre console storage box
  • Rear power outlet
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Leather steering wheel/gearknob/handbrake grip
  • 2 cupholders
  • Front centre armrest
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Sunglasses holder
  • 3 grab handles with rear coat hook
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Karakuri tonneau cover
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Light roof lining

  • Interior incandescent lighting
  • Interior dome light with integral spotlight
  • Luggage compartment lighting

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

  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver/passenger front seatback pockets
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Height adjustable head restraints
  • Rear headrests
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats

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

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

  • 17" Grey metallic alloy wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 130
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 169
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 136
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 169
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 154

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 14.4:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 86
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 94.3
  • CC: 2191

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 50.4
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
  • EC Combined (mpg): 56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 47.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.9

  • 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: 19E
  • 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: 150
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Coin Series: SE-L
  • Coin Description: d
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Power - RPM: 4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 280
  • Engine Torque - NM: 380
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1800
  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.9
  • Top Speed: 127
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 38.8

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 225/65 R17
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/65 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Height: 1675
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4550
  • Width: 1840
  • Wheelbase: 2700

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1645
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2130
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 56
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 494
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 485
  • Max. Roof Load: 50
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1608

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

  • Pearl - Snowflake white: £580

  • Solid - Arctic white: £0

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

  • Premium cloth - Black: £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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