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Mazda CX-5

(2017 - present)

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.

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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

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Evo

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2017

Mazda CX-5 16

95%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Mazda CX-5 17

80%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Mazda CX-5 18

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Mazda CX-5 19

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

2019

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV Under £28,000

2018

  • Auto Express Driver Power Awards  – Interior and Comfort category winner
  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV, £27,000 – £35,000

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV Under £25,000

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