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Mazda CX-5

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Overview of the Mazda CX-5

Learn about the Mazda CX-5

Summary

Though only in its second generation, the Mazda CX-5 is already one of the Japanese manufacturer's best sellers. With options for diesel engines, a comfortable and spacious interior and impressive towing capacity, it’s not hard to see why this compact crossover SUV is so popular. A range of engine sizes up to 2.5 L—turbocharged on the most recent model—along with the option between manual and automatic transmission on most vehicles. This makes the Mazda CX-5 a solid choice for families, as well as for commuters who need rough weather capability. And, helpfully, all models are super fuel efficient.

Safety

Starting with the first-generation vehicles produced in 2012, Mazda CX-5s come with at least six airbags, as well as the following standard safety features:

  • Dynamic stability control to prevent skidding
  • Brake assist to help with unexpected, sudden stops
  • Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) so brakes don’t seize up
  • Brake force distribution for extra control

Recent models like the 2019 edition offer additional safety aids such as pedestrian detection, radar cruise control to keep pace with traffic and forward obstruction warnings. Lane assist and blind-spot monitoring systems alert you of any fast-approaching vehicles about to enter your blind spot, too

Interior

The CX-5’s interior balances practicality with style. The 40/20/40 three-way split, flat-folding rear seats make it easy to customize the backseat and trunk space to hold extra cargo. First-generation vehicles from 2012 have heated front seats, and newer models from 2017 extend this feature to rear passenger seats, as well. You’ll find air conditioning standard on all recent models, too. The 2019 also has upped the refined design, adding cocoa leather seats and wooden inserts around the cabin. Drivers will find controls and gauges easy to read and reach, and visibility is clear for both drivers and passengers. 

Technology

Some of the first-generation CX-5s lack a few technological innovations. The 2012 to 2014 models don’t have touchscreen audio control, for instance—neither does the manual transmission 2016 sports trim version. For standard navigation systems, look to the 2016 GT and GS trims and other newer, higher-trim models. Second-generation vehicles, especially the 2018 and 2019 editions, come with full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility so you can make calls and use your apps on the go. Additionally, a 10-speaker Bose sound system delivers clear sound quality and hard-hitting bass.

Space

There’s room in the CX-5 for four passengers and the driver, plus a very respectable 30.9 cubic feet of trunk space. The rear seats can be folded down on all models as well, creating up to 59.6 cubic feet for large grocery trips or luggage on a weekend away. You’ll find a generous amount of legroom in both front and back, with 41 inches for the driver and front passenger and 39.6 inches for rear passengers.

Comfort

The CX-5 is reputed for its comfortable drive.  Drive-wise, all generations of the CX-5 are renowned for their light handling and smooth ride thanks to its six-speed automatic transmission. If you like a quiet ride, though, this might not be the best vehicle choice, especially if you have to commute daily on the highway.

Pros and cons of the Mazda CX-5

  • Strong optional turbo engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Upscale interior furnishings
  • High-tech safety systems not standard in lower trim
  • Little cargo space behind rear seats
  • Base engine lacks power
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Mazda CX-5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption8.9 - 10.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.4 - 8.7 L/100km
  • Width1842 mm
  • Length4550 mm
  • Trunk space875 L
  • Cargo space1687 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mazda CX-5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Mazda CX-5 2017 - 2019 is available in 4 trims:

GX trim features and specs

Available with the GX trim:
  • Heated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GX trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the GX trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GX trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GX trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:659 km
2.5 L - Gas - 187 hp
City consumption:9.7 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:624 - 651 km

GS trim features and specs

Available with the GS trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GS trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the GS trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GS trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GS trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 187 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:630 - 656 km

Signature trim features and specs

Available with the Signature trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Signature trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Signature trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Signature trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Signature trim:
2.2 L - Diesel - 168 hp
City consumption:8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 km
2.5 L - Gas - 227 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the GT trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GT trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 187 hp
City consumption:9.8 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:630 - 648 km
2.5 L - Gas - 227 hp
City consumption:10.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:589 km

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 only has two rows of seating, which can accommodate up to five people when you include the driver.

Only the 2019 model of the Mazda CX-5 supports Apple CarPlay, so you won’t find this compatibility in earlier models.

The six-speed 2019 version of the Mazda CX-5 is the very first version of the vehicle to offer a turbo engine.

The "CX" in the Mazda CX-5’s name stands for "Compact Crossover", an indicator of the vehicle’s classification as a crossover SUV.

The Mazda CX-3 is smaller than the CX-5 and has a sportier feel. The CX-5 has increased space and more powerful engine options.