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Australia’s 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been given a key safety boost over the 2016 range, making a number of its i-ActiveSense features standard for the new model year.

When the CX-5 was last updated in April 2015, the i-ActiveSense Safety Pack was made available across almost the entire range, adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Smart City Brake Support (forward collision and warning).

The pack cost an additional $1230 on Maxx and Maxx Sport models, and $1060 with the GT as it was already equipped with the auto-dimming mirror. The top-shelf Akera, of course, had all of this bundled in already.

Now, for the 2017 model year, the CX-5 Maxx and Maxx Sport models now get blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Smart City Brake Support as standard.

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The GT likewise bundles in blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while adding an enhanced version of Smart City Brake Support with both front and rear sensors.

Those bits of kit join an existing spread that includes dynamic stability control, emergency brake assist, emergency stop signal, traction control, six airbags, and a reversing camera.

The Maxx and Maxx Sport models are now also $530 more affordable than outgoing models equipped with the Safety Pack, and the GT is cheaper by $360 when measured against a 2016 model with the safety pack added.

The range is otherwise unchanged from the line-up launched in 2015. Read about those features and equipment here.

2017 Mazda CX-5 pricing (before on-road costs)

2.0L Petrol FWD

Maxx 6MT – $27,890
Maxx – 6AT – $29,890
Maxx Sport – 6AT – $33,490

2.5L Petrol AWD

Maxx – 6AT – $32,890
Maxx Sport – 6AT – $36,490
GT – 6AT – $44,090
Akera – 6AT – $47,410

2.2L Diesel AWD

Maxx Sport – 6AT – $39,490
GT – 6AT – $47,090
Akera – 6AT – $50,410

Soul Red Metallic Price Premium – $250

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