The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese auto company Mazda since 2012. It was one of the first newly produced cars by Mazda to adopt the SKYACTIV technology suite and the KODO – Soul of Motion language.
The CX-5 evolves around Mazda’s fun-to-drive slogan. It is built on a rigid and lightweight platform that combines well with Mazda’s newly introduced engines and transmission systems that resulted in reduced fuel consumption and emission levels. These milestones won the Mazda CX-5 Car of the Year Japan Award in 2012.
Under The Bonnet
The CX-5 comes powered with a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G PE-VPS I4 gasoline engine that produces 121 KW (165 HP) at 6000 rpm, top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and an average consumption of 6L/100KM (39.2 mpg). The CX-5 is also available with a 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D SH-VPTS I4 turbocharged diesel engine that produces 110 KW (150 HP) at 4500 rpm, top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph) and an average consumption of 4.6L/100KM (51.1 mpg). These engines were matched with SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic or manual transmission and four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive options.
Technology and Features
Standard features and technology include the Mazda’s i-Stop (a start/stop feature when a car stops), Bluetooth, a 5.8–inch touch screen, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam control, Sat-Nav, iDrive and Blind Spot Monitoring.
2012 Mazda CX-5 XD
The CX-5 comes with a 403-liter luggage area that can be expanded to 1560-liters with the rear seats folded flat. The CX-5 has a long wheelbase in its class and that gave lots of legroom on the comfortable rear seats while the front seats are high making them comfortable for big feet.
In 2017, the second generation of the Mazda CX-5 was released. The new CX-5 was redesigned and came with some new tech and apart from the previous SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline and SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel engines, an extra engine SKYACTIV-G PY-VPS I4 2.5-liter gasoline engine option was added. The SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic or manual transmission was matched with the engine.
The interior of the new MX-5 has been upgraded and is way better than the previous generation. The cabin is so quiet, practical and stylish, the front seats are comfortable enough, while the rear seats are so roomy that three fully grown adults can fit in with relative comfort. The 2017 CX-5 boot now is 442-liters which increased 39-liters from the previous generation. The new CX-5 also comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and a switchgear.
The new CX-5 comes with a power liftgate that can be remotely controlled, a full head-up display (HUD) and auto-leveling LED headlamps.
As standard, the 2017 CX-5 comes with a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, rear proximity sensors, and G-vectoring (stability control feature). Other trims come with cruise control, iStop/Start, traffic sign recognition system, navigation, lane keep assist and lane departure system.
2017 Mazda CX-5 2.2 XD L Package 4WD