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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee...

Recent Mazda CX-5 News & Reviews
Mazda CX-5 Review : Akera 2.5
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Review : Akera 2.5

Despite the Mazda CX-5 launching its way to the top of the sales charts down under with the original 2.0-litre petrol engine (not to mention the diesel that followed not long after), it only took Mazda 12 months to opt for a bigger, more powerful 2.5-litre Skyactiv petrol engine...

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$46,570

Mazda CX-5 Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 910 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Review : Long-term report two

The Spinks clan is now a good few months into ownership of its new Mazda CX-5 – and so far it is satisfying on a number of levels: comfort, practicality and driving. The outside is still shiny – at least after a hosing – and, touch wood, there’s still not a single blemish on the 17-inch alloy wheels...

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$39,470

Mazda CX-5 Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 910 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Review: Long-term report one

A Mazda CX-5 has joined the CarAdvice long-term test fleet, though this one will be around longer than usual: I've bought one. If you had been keeping up to date with our Santa Fe long-term reviews, you’ll know the Mazda CX-5 has replaced the Hyundai as the Spinks household’s family transport. Why a CX-5? Well, you could call say I’m putting my money where CarAdvice’s mouth is...

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$36,620

Mazda CX-5 city brake safety demonstration ends in injury
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Mazda CX-5 city brake safety demonstration ends in injury

Mazda Motor Corporation has confirmed that two people were injured after a demonstration of its automated city braking system went awry. Occurring in a parking lot of a Mazda dealership in Fukaya city, Saitama prefecture, Japan on November 10, Mazda says a customer and a dealership employee were injured when a Mazda CX-5 equipped with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) collided with a fence during a test drive demonstration of the safety feature...


Mazda CX-5 gets suspension, safety upgrades
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Mazda CX-5 gets suspension, safety upgrades

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated with a revised suspension tune, subtle specification enhancements and the introduction of a new Safety Pack option for the mid-level Maxx Sport grade. The Mazda CX-5 has has its dampers, bushes and stabilisers all retuned, with Mazda claiming the tweaks improve the ride comfort of the popular mid-sized SUV...


SUV Comparison: Video Reviews
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SUV Comparison: Video Reviews

The Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are among the newest, best and most popular compact SUV models on sale in Australia. We took to the freeway and sand dunes, then to twisty country roads and urban backstreets, to find which is the most practical, efficient and dynamic contender in the class...


Mazda CX-5 Review
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Mazda CX-5 Review

Mazda's excellent SUV still impresses for refinement and dynamics, and now there's an even better petrol engine offering.


Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUVs – are they just six one way, half-dozen the other? Not so, if this bunch of newly-released and ultra-popular models are anything to go by. The top-selling Mazda CX-5 brings a new petrol engine to battle the class-favourite Volkswagen Tiguan, while the all-new Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V add fresh competition...


Mazda CX-5 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Review

The numbers indicate the Mazda CX-5 would have been Australia’s most popular SUV in 2012 if it had been available for the full year. Since arriving as the replacement for the relatively short-lived CX-7 in February 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has been a formidable seller for the Japanese brand. For 2013, the CX-5 line-up is strengthened with the addition of a new 138kW/250Nm 2...

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$27,880 to $48,620

Mazda CX-5 a strong contender to be 2013's top-selling SUV, says company
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Mazda CX-5 a strong contender to be 2013's top-selling SUV, says company

Mazda Australia is confident its Mazda CX-5 is a front-runner to be the country's favourite SUV by the end of 2013. The Japanese brand has just added a new, more powerful petrol engine to the Mazda CX-5 that came close to being the top-selling SUV in 2012. The Mazda CX-5 had 10 full months on sale after launching in February 2012 but was quickly selling between 1000 and 1500 units per month...


Mazda CX-5: pricing and specifications for revised 2013 range
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Mazda CX-5: pricing and specifications for revised 2013 range

A new, more powerful variant of the Mazda CX-5 has gone on sale in Australia, priced from $32,880 for the 2.5-litre petrol Maxx automatic. The CX-5’s new 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine makes its move into the popular SUV after debuting in the all-new Mazda 6 medium car. It replaces the 2...


Mazda CX-5 beats 86 and BRZ to Japan Car of the Year title
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Mazda CX-5 beats 86 and BRZ to Japan Car of the Year title

The Mazda CX-5 has won Japan's prestigious Car of the Year award. The SUV beat the likes of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports car twins to become the first Mazda to win its domestic Car of the Year since the MX-5 in 2005. The CX-5, the first Mazda to be designed from the ground up with the company's full range of efficiency-focused Skyactiv technologies, is also the first non-electric car or non-hybrid to win the gong since 2008...


Mazda CX-5: bigger petrol engine confirmed for Australia
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Mazda CX-5: bigger petrol engine confirmed for Australia

All-wheel-drive variants of the popular Mazda CX-5 will get a much-needed boost early next year when the mid-sized SUV's underpowered 2.0-litre petrol engine is replaced by a more powerful 2.5-litre unit. Mazda Australia today confirmed expectations that the 2...


Mazda CX-5 trio pounces into SEMA
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Mazda CX-5 trio pounces into SEMA

A trio of custom Mazda CX-5 SUVs developed by Mazda North America's design team has been revealed at this week's 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three Mazda CX-5 models have each been given their own distinctive style, exhibiting three different looks for the popular family SUV...


Mazda CX-5 to get petrol power boost
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Mazda CX-5 to get petrol power boost

The Mazda CX-5 SUV will gain a more powerful petrol engine option in 2013 when the 2.5-litre four-cylinder from the new Mazda6 medium car is slipped under the bonnet. Mazda Europe's vice-president of R&D and general manager, Ichiro Hirose, confirmed the new petrol addition at the launch of the new Mazda6 wagon at the 2012 Paris motor show...


Mazda CX-5, Hyundai i30 among latest five-star Euro NCAP cars
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Mazda CX-5, Hyundai i30 among latest five-star Euro NCAP cars

The latest round of Euro NCAP crash testing has delivered four five-star results, with the BMW 3-Series, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 208 all achieving the maximum safety score. The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV scored maximum points in both side impact tests – the side barrier and the pole test – making it the only car among this test group to do so...


Mazda CX-5 earns top crash test rating in US
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Mazda CX-5 earns top crash test rating in US

The recently launched Mazda CX-5 has been named a ‘Top Safety Pick’ after scoring the highest possible rating in the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crashworthiness testing procedure. The CX-5 earned the Top Safety Pick honour by achieving a “good” rating in the frontal offset, side impact, roof strength and rear crash protection tests...


Mazda CX-5 Diesel Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Diesel Review

The Mazda CX-5 finally fills what has been a gaping hole in Mazda Australia’s line-up by becoming the brand’s first diesel-powered passenger vehicle with an automatic transmission. While Australians have warmed to the added torque and increased fuel efficiency of diesel engines in recent years, we have lost our love of the clutch pedal at an even faster rate, forcing manufacturers to offer self-shifting gearboxes or risk becoming irrelevant in the marketplace...

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$39,040 to $46,200

Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4
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Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4

The new Mazda CX-5 will challenge the likes of the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail to become one of Australia's best-selling SUVs, says the Japanese car maker. Mazda has this week launched the all-new CX-5, a vehicle that replaces the CX-7 and a model it says will achieve about 12,000 annual sales...


Mazda CX-5 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda CX-5 Review

It came, it saw, but it never quite conquered. The Mazda CX-7 – after just over five years of valiant service – has been displaced by the all-new Mazda CX-5 as the Japanese brand’s SUV volume star. The new Mazda CX-5 has a number of key advantages to make it a better-equipped rival for the SUV sales leaders, the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail...

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$27,800 to $46,200

Mazda CX-5 explained (video)
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Mazda CX-5 explained (video)

With the Ford Kuga's Australian launch taking place today, Mazda Australia decided it was a good time to remind us what's coming out next week. The all new CX-5 SUV. Unlike the Kuga, the Mazda CX-5 is a brand new model full of brand new technologies. There's a lot to explain and Mazda is tightlipped about pricing, specification or variants...


2012 Mazda CX-5 diesel fuel economy confirmed: 5.7L/100km combined
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2012 Mazda CX-5 diesel fuel economy confirmed: 5.7L/100km combined

Mazda Australia has announced the official fuel consumption figures of the incoming Mazda CX-5, confirming the all-new compact SUV will be among the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class. Mazda CX-5 models powered by the brand’s new SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine will use 5.7 litres of fuel per 100km on the combined cycle...


Mazda CX-5 GT Diesel pricing revealed
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Mazda CX-5 GT Diesel pricing revealed

The flagship model of the new 2012 Mazda CX-5 range will cost more than $50,000 driveaway, according to a new competition being run by the Japanese brand. Mazda Australia is offering a Mazda CX-5 GT Diesel automatic as an online prize, and in the terms and conditions the company lists the vehicle’s value as $55,000 including all dealer and on-road costs...


Mazda CX-5 to kill off CX-7
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Mazda CX-5 to kill off CX-7

The 2012 Mazda CX-5 is set to become a full replacement for the Japanese brand’s CX-7 SUV in Australia when it goes on sale around March. Mazda’s CX-7 (below) has had only a relatively short lifespan, having launched in Australia in 2006, but the company’s incumbent Subaru Forester rival is all but officially confirmed to be usurped by the slightly smaller but better packaged and more technically advanced CX-5...


2012 Mazda CX-5 fuel economy revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show
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2012 Mazda CX-5 fuel economy revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

More details of the 2012 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover have been revealed overnight at the Frankfurt Motor Show.   The all-new Mazda CX-5 promises to be a leader in the SUV market from an efficiency perspective, thanks to the widespread implementation of the Japanese brand’s innovative SkyActiv technology. The SkyActiv-D 2...


Mazda CX-5 prototype promotional footage: video
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Mazda CX-5 prototype promotional footage: video

Despite having already revealed the all-new 2012 Mazda CX-5 SUV, Mazda has just released a little preview video showcasing a Mazda CX-5 prototype being driven in France. Mazda will officially unveil the new Mazda CX-5 at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. As previously reported, the Mazda CX-5 will feature a new SUV body modelled on the Mazda Minagi Concept...


2012 Mazda CX-5 confirmed for Australia in 2012
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2012 Mazda CX-5 confirmed for Australia in 2012

Mazda has pulled the wraps off the all-new 2012 Mazda CX-5 a month before its official unveiling at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new SUV is based on the Minagi Concept and could be slotted underneath the current Mazda CX-7, or even replace the CX-7 altogether...


Mazda CX-5 to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Mazda CX-5 to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Mazda has just announced that the production version of the Mazda MINAGI Concept will be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Mazda has also announced the all-new model will be called the Mazda CX-5. Although specific details have been kept under wraps, Mazda says the new entry-level SUV will be the first production Mazda to present the company's latest KODO 'Soul of Motion' design language...


Mazda Minagi concept for Geneva, potential CX-5 SUV
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Mazda Minagi concept for Geneva, potential CX-5 SUV

The first official sketches of the Mazda Minagi Concept have leaked onto the internet ahead of the vehicle’s unveiling at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. Set to inspire Mazda’s upcoming compact SUV – expected to be called the CX-5 – the Minagi clearly follows Japanese brand’s new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, which was first revealed in the Mazda Shinari Concept in August last year...