2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo WapCar Ratings results, 166.5/250 score, superb performance

Adrian Chia · Apr 30, 2020 05:08 PM

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Malaysia

We've examined the 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo in detail from its exterior panel gaps, interior space to fuel consumption in our WapCar Ratings. Here's an overview of all our tests.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

With 230 PS at its disposal, the CX-5 2.5 Turbo is the most SUV in the segment. Being a Mazda, it also has unrivaled handling prowess but at the slight tradeoff of ride comfort. NVH levels in this latest generation CX-5 is comparable to rivals of the segment. 

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

Being the range-topping variant, the CX-5 2.5 Turbo comes with all the bells and whistles as well as partial ADAS. While the build quality and cabin materials are exceptional, when compared to the new-generation Mazda 3, the CX-5's interior feels a little underwhelming.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

Not the most spacious nor practical interior in the segment, but the seats are very supportive for long journeys.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Ratings

The results are nothing impressive however remember that this is a 2.5-litre turbocharged SUV with 230 PS and all-wheel-drive. 

2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Maintenance Cost

The 2.5 Turbo is the most expensive CX-5 variant on sale, retailing at RM 181,660 (OTR without insurance). Road tax is not cheap either at RM 830.40 (peninsular Malaysia) for its 2.5-litre capacity engine. However, the plus side is that Bermaz Motors offers a 5-Years Free Maintenance package inclusive of parts and labour cost.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Purchase & Cost ( 25 / 30 pts)
Item Breakdown Points
Purchase Car Price 10 / 15 pts
Warranty 5 / 5 pts
Usage Cost Maintenance 5 / 5 pts
Fuel Cost 2 / 5 pts

Overall, the Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo excels in terms of driving performance, handling, and interior build. It will certainly appeal to buyers looking for an SUV that is exciting to drive yet good enough for family duties.

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Ratings:

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Driving Performance and Comfort

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Quality and Features

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Space and Practicality

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Fuel Consumption

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Full Review

Adrian Chia


Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.


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