Mazda CX-5

RM 137,269 - 181,660 TBC
C-Segment SUV | 1.3L / 2.0L / 2.5L / 2.5T

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Mazda CX-5 Reviews

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5 Gallery

    Design

    Compared to the previous generation Mazda CX-5, the newer generation model gets a more pronounced front grille, flanked by slim headlights. 

    The CX-5 is also the first Mazda model to feature Soul Red Crystal. 

    Dimensions

    2020 Mazda CX-5 Dimensions
    Length 4,550 mm
    Width 1,840 mm
    Height 1,680 mm
    Wheelbase 2,700 mm

    Lighting

    All 5 variants of the Mazda CX-5 receive LED headlights and LED front fog light, though with some differences.

    The base CX-5 2.0 Mid gets bulb-type daytime running lights and tail lights, while all other variants get LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights. 

    Wheels

    Two wheel sizes are available on the Mazda CX-5.

    2020 Mazda CX-5 Dimensions
    2.0G Mid 17-inch wheel
    2.0G High 17-inch wheel
    2.5G High 19-inch wheel
    2.5G High T/C 19-inch wheel
    2.2D High 19-inch wheel

    Build Quality

    For the build quality, you can check this article: Mazda CX-5 Turbo CKD looks good on the outside but dated on the inside – Ratings

  • Dashboard

    Mazda has done a swell job with the CX-5's interior, as it looks and feels more upmarket than the emblem suggests. 

    Material quality is top notch, and Mazda has utilized a good mix of metal and soft touch materials to create a lovely cabin.

    Space and Practicality

    As lovely as the cabin's quality is, space and practicality fall behind the reigning champion - the Honda CR-V. 

    The interior of the Mazda CX-5 also feels more cramped than the CR-V.

    Boot

    With the second-row seats up, boot space is a meagre 442 litres (Honda CR-V: 522 litres).

    However, boot space can be expanded to a whopping 1,342 litres (Honda CR-V: 1,084 litres) once the second-row seats are folded down.

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5 Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    All variants of the Mazda CX-5 get 6 airbags, stability control, and traction control as standard fitment. 

    Upper variants of the CX-5 add Adaptive LED Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Front and Rear Smart City Brake Support. 

    Adaptive Cruise Control is not available on the Mazda CX-5.

    Comfort Features

    The Mazda CX-5 gets a decent amount of comfort features, including leather upholstery, USB charging ports for the rear passengers, rear air-conditioning vents, and powered front seats (variant dependent). 

    Infotainment

    All variants of the Mazda CX-5 get a 7-inch infotainment system running on Mazda Connect (MZD Connect) software. 

    The infotainment system also includes support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

    A 6-speaker set-up is the sole option we get. 

  • Engine

    Mazda offers 4 powertrain options with the CX-5. 

    2020 Mazda CX-5 
    Model Engine Power Torque
    2.0G Mid 2.0-litre petrol, NA 164 PS @ 6,000 rpm 213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
    2.0G High 2.0-litre petrol, NA 164 PS @ 6,000 rpm 213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
    2.5G High 2.5-litre petrol, NA 195 PS @ 6,000 rpm 258 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
    2.5G High T/C 2.5-litre petrol, Turbo 230 PS @ 5,000 rpm 420 Nm @ 2,000 rpm
    2.2D High 2.2-litre diesel, Turbo 190 PS @ 4,500 rpm 450 Nm @ 2,000 rpm

    Transmission

    Regardless of which engine you pick, a 6-speed torque converter automatic comes as standard. 

    Unlike the Honda CR-V, the Mazda CX-5 does not come equipped with paddle shifters.

    Drivetrain

    The CX-5 2.5G Turbo is the only all-wheel drive variant.

    All other variants are front-wheel drive.

  • View the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Review here

    Acceleration

    The 230 PS/420 Nm Mazda CX-5 2.5T takes just 7.8 seconds to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint.

    Engine Performance

    The Mazda CX-5 2.5T is the most powerful C-segment SUV you can get. 

    Despite its turbocharged nature, power delivery is surprisingly linear, almost like a large capacity naturally-aspirated engine.

    Transmission Performance

    Gear shifts of the 6-speed torque converter automatic may not be as quick as dual-clutch units, though shifts are reasonably smooth.

    Steering and Handling

    The ride is on the firm side due to the stiff suspension set up and large 19-inch alloys wrapped in 225/55 R19 tyres.

    It’s not crashy by along stretch but you will notice more undulation being transmitted into the cabin.

    Check out the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Performance Ratings here.

  • Sound Proofing

    The use of double-glazed windows, additional insulation materials in the wheel wells and engine hood are very effective in blocking exterior noise from seeping into the engine.

    As a result, while cruising at 110 km/h, the cabin registered 68.6 dB.

    Passenger Comfort

    Due to the Mazda CX-5's sporty nature, ride is on the firm side. 

    The CX-5 does not iron out road irregularities as well as the Mitsubishi Outlander, which is a surprisingly comfortable SUV.

  • Fuel Consumption

    After covering roughly 146 km, the Mazda CX-5 2.5T returned an average fuel consumption of 10.4-litre/100 km.

  • With 5 variants of the Mazda CX-5 on sale, there is a CX-5 for almost everyone - be it a base 2.0-litre or the all-out 2.5-litre turbocharged model.

    Regardless of which variant you choose to go for, the interior and driving dynamics are largely identical, which is a testament of Mazda's Jinba-Ittai philosophy. 

    For those who want an upmarket SUV without breaking the bank, it's hard to argue against the Mazda CX-5's all-rounded capabilities. 

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