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Mazda CX-5

  • tickOne of the best SUVs to drive
  • tickSpacious, comfortable interior
  • tickVery well equipped

Mazda CX-5 SUV (2020 - )

There’s a lot to like about the CX-5, from its comfortable and family-friendly cabin to its sharp, enjoyable handling. It’s also safe and exceptionally well equipped, while it’s great to look at, inside and out. As an alternative to cars such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan it’s well worth your consideration, though plug-in hybrid rivals may offer cheaper running costs.
Our verdict

Is the Mazda CX-5 a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Mazda CX-5 running costs

Fuel consumption, insurance, residuals and tax.

Mazda CX-5 safety

Driver aids, airbags and alerts.

Mazda CX-5 features

Driver technology, media and styling.

Mazda CX-5 reliability

Warranty, servicing, durability and build quality.

Mazda CX-5 interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Mazda CX-5 performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Our expert review

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Prices for the CX-5 start at a higher level than for rivals such as the Kia Sportage, Qashqai and even the Tiguan. Once you’ve factored in how much power, equipment and space you get for the money, however, the CX-5 looks like decent value. Residual values are expected to be strong, too, which helps keep long-term costs and finance deals competitive

Where many rivals use smaller, turbocharged engines to save fuel and CO2 Mazda takes a different path and the range starts with a 2.0-litre petrol, which is still competitive thanks to Mazda’s clever ‘Skyactiv’ tech. New for this 2020 model this engine gains partial shut-off, meaning it effectively runs on two of the four cylinders when you’re off the throttle, saving a chunk of CO2 when combined with the manual gearbox. In our hands we scored close to the official 39.2mpg combined fuel consumption in mixed town and motorway driving – impressive for an engine of this type in a car of this size and proof Mazda’s tech works.

There’s also a diesel option but on all but the manual, front-wheel drive model the CO2 is actually worse than the petrol and the fuel economy is only a fraction better, at least on paper. The four-wheel drive automatic diesel compares unfavourably with rivals like the Tiguan on these scores, while the plug-in hybrid options on rivals like the Volvo XC40, Peugeot 3008 and Vauxhall Grandland X will score company drivers huge savings on Benefit In Kind the Mazda can’t match.

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