Aside from some features mentioned above, the standard kit from the
outgoing Mazda CX-8 has been kept for this new one as well, and they are automatic
LED headlights and taillights, LED fog lights, keyless entry, triple zone auto
climate control, 7-inch instrument display, auto-dimming rear-view mirror,
reverse camera, and a hands-free powered tailgate.
The Mazda CX-8 2.5 High variant adds to these adaptive LED headlights,
LED daytime running lights, distinct LED taillights, frameless rear-view
mirror, and seating for 6 as the 2nd row seats are captain chairs on this
variant with a centre console between them.
As for the Mazda CX-8 2.5 High Plus, it gets extras like red Nappa
leather, heads-up display, a 360-degree camera system that replaces the reverse
camera, and manual rear side window shades.
Finally, the single petrol turbo model gets additional visual distinction
via rugged roof rails.
In the safety department, all variants of the Mazda CX-8 receive six
airbags and stability control, while the Mazda CX-8 2.5 High has the i-Activsense
driver assistance system that include autonomous emergency braking, blind spot
monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
On the High Plus models, the i-Activsense system is further augmented
with adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane centering assist, a
full-speed AEB system, lane keeping assist, reverse AEB, and automatic high