Ratings: 2019 Mazda CX-5 space and practicality, low marks for space but good seating comfort

Adrian Chia/Apr 09, 2020 07:44 PM

2020 Mazda CX-5 Space Ratings

Mazda cars were never known to be spacious and the same is true for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo. Let’s evaluate its interior space and practicality through our WapCar Ratings.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Interior Rating

The Mazda CX-5 is a 5-seater C-segment SUV in the same category as the Honda CR-V, Proton X70 and Subaru Forester.

The second row is nowhere near as spacious as its main rivals but it is still acceptable for 3 adults abreast. For 175 cm tall adults, there is about 2 tennis balls of knee room and 1 tennis balls of headroom.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Space Ratings

Although space is not as generous, the seating position is absolutely spot on and comfortable. The rear seats only have a recline angle of 23 degrees, but they have good back and thigh support which makes long-distance travels comfortable and relaxing.

Amenities and storage spaces are aplenty in the CX-5. The front centre armrest has a two-tier compartment which is convenient for loose items and the door bins can fit a 1.5L water bottle.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Space Ratings

For the rear passengers, there are 2 USB charging ports neatly tucked inside the centre folding armrest which opens up to more storage space.

Boot space in the CX-5 is rated at 442 litres, which is not very practical for a family SUV. But you do get a flat-folding load lip and it’s easy to load items into the boot. The tonneau cover is also neatly integrated into the tailgate and doesn’t require any manual effort.  

2020 Mazda CX-5 Boot Space

2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior Space ( 25.5 / 50 pts)
Item Breakdown Points
Interior Space Front Row 7 / 10 pts
Back/Middle Row 8 / 10 pts
Third Row 0 / 5 pts
Boot Space 2 / 5 pts
Practicality 2 / 5 pts
Storage Space 2 / 5 pts
Visibility 2 / 5 pts
Storage Flexibility 3 / 5 pts

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