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Mazda CX-5

$ 36,110 - $ 55,100* MRLP

Regularly ranking as one of Australia’s 10 best-selling cars, the Mazda CX-5 is an all-rounder medium SUV with plenty of choice across its comprehensive range. Offering the option of FWD or AWD, and petrol or diesel, the customisation extends to its extensive interior and exterior design finishes.

Latest Mazda CX-5 ratings breakdown


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Infotainment & Connectivity
Handling & Dynamics
Energy Efficiency
Driver Technology
Value for Money
Interior Comfort & Packaging
Fit for Purpose

What we love

  • -Well-dialled driving experience with nice ride comfort
  • -Interior presents well despite the passing of years
  • -Touring Active feels like a smart pick in the range

What we don't

  • -Infotainment is behind the eight ball
  • -Not as outright spacious as others in the segment
  • -What's with the green vents?
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Review | 20 Sep 2023


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Mazda CX-5 Price*

2023Mazda CX-5 G20 Maxx 2.0L SUV FWD$36,110
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 Maxx Sport 2.5L SUV FWD$39,910
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 Maxx Sport 2.5L SUV 4WD$42,410
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 Touring 2.5L SUV 4WD$44,300
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 Touring Active 2.5L SUV 4WD$44,600
2023Mazda CX-5 D35 Touring Active 2.2L Diesel SUV 4WD$47,600
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 GT SP 2.5L SUV 4WD$49,910
2023Mazda CX-5 G25 Akera 2.5L SUV 4WD$52,100
2023Mazda CX-5 G35 GT SP 2.5L SUV 4WD$52,410
2023Mazda CX-5 G35 Akera 2.5L SUV 4WD$54,600
2023Mazda CX-5 D35 Akera 2.2L Diesel SUV 4WD$55,100
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Mazda CX-5 Specs:

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Fuel Efficiency
6.9L / 100km
Towing braked
1800 kg
Towing unbraked
750 kg
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Mazda CX-5 Dimensions

The Mazda CX-5 has 11 variants. The height ranges from 1675mm to 1680mm, the width is 1845mm and length is 4575mm:


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2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera: owner review
Owner Review | 4 Sep 2020
A recent phone call from my local Mazda dealer got me thinking. I answered the phone call and the salesman on the other end said "we've noticed your car is due in for a service on Thursday, would you consider trading it in?". Now, I've always loved the idea of upgrading my cars fairly regularly to stay up to date with all the latest technology and features that they have to offer, however, my honest answer was "no". I've had the CX-5 just over two years, and in those two years of clocked up just over 30,000km. I fell in love with the CX-5 back in 2012 when they were originally launched, but having just purchased an Audi A4, at the time I thought it'd be a bit absurd to trade it in. So I stuck with it, and had 6 years of trouble free motoring. Having had the diesel in the A4, I wanted to stick with what I knew and had learned to love, so really the petrol was out of the question in the CX-5 (partially because the 2.5 Turbo wasn't available at the time). I fell in love with the instant torque in the diesel, and had heard amazing reviews about the fuel economy etc (later I'd learn that this wasn't always the case). I loved the technology offered in the Akera, so I wasn't even going to consider anything less. To be frank, I had basically bought the car before stepping foot into the dealer. I walked in Monday to look, and drive away Wednesday with my new car. Fast forward two years, and reflecting on the reasons I didn't take the salesman up on his offer of a 'fantastic trade in offer'. As a daily driver the CX-5 is far more comfortable than many other mid sized SUV's that I have driven in the past. Jumping into the drivers seat you're greeted with a functional infotainment system, a simple dash cluster, and heads up display to avoid taking your eyes off the road. The leather seats feel premium to the touch and there's even leather look finishes with 'faux' stitching to the dash and doors. All the interior buttons and dials feel premium to touch, to the point they could be mistaken for a far more up class model. The MZD system is simple to use however can feel a bit delayed and laggy and requires regular software updates. I personally opted for fitting the Apple CarPlay to avoid the slow system. The heated seats definitely heat up in a timely manner on a cool morning however its unfortunately lacking the ventilated seats that was later released on the updated model. The reversing camera quality isn't the best in class but it certainly does the job combined with the front and rear parking sensors. There's plenty of cubby storage throughout the cabin and plenty of USB charging points with two for the front seats and two for the rear passengers. The rear passengers are greeted with rear air vents and a pull down centre armrest to make long trips comfortable. The standard Bose sound system is certainly sufficient enough to tune out to in bumper to bumper traffic during peak hour as well. Boot space isn't class leading but the functionality of the 40:20:40 split folding rear seats make for an almost flat load space. The boot has a retractable mesh cover that is attached to the tailgate therefore it rises when the boot is opened. The electric tailgate makes it easier to load items in and out when your hands are full. Standard features on the Akera include Radar Cruise Control, Active Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring just to name a few, and these all come in handy during day to day town driving and the highway. Riding in 19" Toyo tyres there's almost no road noise that enters the cabin and that's paired with minimal engine noise although at high revs the diesel noted punches through. The 2.2 litre twin turbo diesel is punchy, and provides ample torque and 'get up and go' when you need it. A mix of around town and motorway driving sees the fuel economy sit between 7.5L/100km and 8.3L/100km which is considerably more than Mazda's claimed 7L/100km however on a recent trip to the Atherton Tablelands saw fuel economy drop to 5.9L/100km. Overall, the CX-5 in my own personal view would be one of the best mid sized SUV's to come out of Japan. The sharp exterior styling paired with the sophisticated yet simplistic interior styling makes it stand out from the crowd. While the updated model that now receives ventilated seats, and a TFT screen in the dash cluster, among other minor creature comforts has made the CX-5 stand out from the crowd, I found that these weren't necessities, therefore I was happy to stick with my current CX-5 and kindly declined the offer of trading up to the 2020 model.

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Who makes the engine in the Mazda CX-5?

There are four engines available in the Mazda CX-5. The 115kW/200Nm 2.0-litre petrol Skyactiv-G (PE-VPS), the 140kW/252Nm 2.5-litre petrol Skyactiv-G with i-ELOOP energy recovery system (PY-VPR), and its 170kW/420Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged counterpart, and a 140kW/450Nm 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D turbo diesel with i-ELOOP energy recovery system (SH-VPTR). All these engines are made by Mazda and used exclusively in Mazda vehicles.

How much does the Mazda CX-5 cost to maintain?

The average annual service on a Mazda CX-5 over five years is $454. Prices depend on the engine you chose. A breakdown of pricing as of April 2023 for each of the first five years is noted below.
G20 (2.0-litre petrol) - $334 / $509 / $396 / $509 / $334
G25 (2.5-litre petrol) - $341 / $515 / $402 / $515 / $341
G35 (2.5-litre turbo petrol) - $354 / $528 / $439 / $830 / $354
D35 (2.2-litre turbo diesel) - $368 / $542 / $566 / $542 / $368

Is the Mazda CX-5 a luxury SUV?

The Mazda CX-5 range offers models priced between $35,510 and $54,500 (before options and on-road costs). While the entry-level models are well equipped, the high-specification cars feature a sunroof, Nappa leather upholstery, active LED headlamps and a BOSE sound system.
For even more luxury, the new Mazda CX-60 is designed to sit above the CX-5 in terms of hierarchy and will compete with Lexus and Genesis.

Which Mazda CX-5 is the top of the range?

The top-of-the-range Mazda CX-5 is the Akera. It is available with either a 2.5-litre petrol engine, a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 2.2-litre turbo diesel

Is the Mazda CX-5 bigger than the Toyota RAV4?

A Mazda CX-5 is just shorter than a Toyota RAV4 (4575mm vs 4600mm). It is marginally narrower (1845mmm vs 1855mm), and shorter (1675mm vs 1685mm), but has a slightly longer wheelbase (2700mm vs 2690mm). The RAV4 has a bigger boot (438L vs 542L).

Where is the Mazda CX-5 made?

The Mazda CX-5 is built in Hiroshima, Japan.

* ‘MRLP’ is the manufacturer’s recommended list price as provided by our data provider and is subject to change, so is provided to you for indicative purposes only. Please note that MRLP is inclusive of GST, but is exclusive of any options and does not include on-road costs such as registration, CTP, stamp duty and dealer delivery. Where an MRLP is stated as a price range, this reflects the lowest to highest MRLP provided for that model range across the available variants.
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