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Mazda CX-5

(2017 - present)

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The Mazda CX-5 is a medium-sized SUV/crossover, with the current second-generation model launched in 2017. Globally, it is Mazda’s best-selling model.

The CX-5 has received plenty of positive reviews from across the UK automotive media, with an overall Expert Rating that currently places it at the top end of the mid-sized SUV/crossover field.

The Mazda CX-5 has received particular praise for its clever engineering, strong engines and comfortable cabin. A few titles have criticised the driving experience for being not quite as good as some rivals, but other sources have praised the way it drives so this is not a unanimous opinion.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the petrol-engined versions of the Mazda CX-5 ranked equal 37th. Diesel versions didn’t make the top 50.

Key specifications

Body style: Medium-sized SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £25,600 on-road

Launched: Summer 2017
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: TBA

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Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2017

95%

ADULT OCCUPANT

80%

CHILD OCCUPANT

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

59%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mazda CX-5 has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mazda CX-5 has received

2020

  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Large SUV Under £28K

2019

  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Large SUV Under £28K

2018

  • Auto Express Driver Power Awards  – Interior and Comfort category winner
  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Large SUV, £27K – £35K

2017

  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Large SUV Under £25K

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