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Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 side view

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.

Safety ratings of the Mazda CX-5

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Mazda CX-5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption7.7 - 9.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.7 - 7.9 L/100km
  • Width1840 mm
  • Length4555 mm
  • Trunk space966 L
  • Cargo space1835 - 1852 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 2013 - 2016 is available in 3 trims:

GX trim features and specs

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:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GX trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GX trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GX trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:7.7 - 9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:679 - 818 km
2.5 L - Gas - 184 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:648 - 691 km

GS trim features and specs

Available with the GS trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel (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 GS trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GS trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GS trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GS trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:7.7 - 8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:797 - 800 km
2.5 L - Gas - 184 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:644 - 762 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
  • 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 GT trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • 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)
  • Bluetooth
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GT trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:797 km
2.5 L - Gas - 184 hp
City consumption:8.5 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:644 - 758 km

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.

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.