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2020 Mazda CX-5 review: Off-road traction assist

The ever-popular Mazda CX-5 receives a few tweaks for the 2020 model year, not least of all is a better off-road traction program. So how does the urban favourite deal with a non-urban landscape? James hits the trails to find out!

2019 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD review

The Mazda CX-5 is a stylish looker and a sales winner. But sales success doesn't always correlate with segment leadership. How is the CX-5 faring in lower-grade Maxx Sport trim?

2019 Mazda CX-5 review: Akera AWD turbo petrol

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Akera now comes with the company's 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, giving buyers the sort of performance it has long deserved. There are flaws, but it's the top-seller for a reason.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera petrol review

Mazda’s updated flagship CX-5 leaves little on the table in terms of technology to make for a more affordable alternative to luxury SUVs.

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Review: 2020 Mazda CX-5 gains off-road traction assist

For 2020 the Mazda CX-5 receives an electronic rear differential lock by way of the ‘off-road traction assist’ function. How does it go off-road? Let’s find out. But before we hit the rough stuff – there are some other changes of note on the 2020 CX-5 range too. The biggest update being a new headliner that Mazda claim achieves a 10 per cent improvement in low-frequency sound absorption...

2020 Mazda CX-5: 360-degree off-road tour

Come with us as we explore the Toolangi State Forest in a 2020 Mazda CX-5 in 360-degrees. Let us know what you think about the 360-degree clip and if there are other cars or environments you'd like to see in Virtual Reality? MORE: 2020 CX-5 off-road traction assist review MORE: CX-5 news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Mazda...

2020 Honda CR-V VTi-S AWD v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD comparison

Here we’ve matched up the Honda CR-V VTi-S with the Mazda CX-5 Sport Maxx. Both here are petrol-powered, though the Mazda can be had as diesel. Both here are all-wheel drive, though either can be had as front-drivers. Both are Japanese, of course, and can be had for under $40K before on-roads.

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

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Mazda CX-5 Comparisons

2020 Mazda CX-30 v CX-5 comparison review

Mazda’s SUV range had a pretty clear division between small and medium, but now there’s something in-between that could be enough to steer buyers away from its larger sibling.

2020 Honda CR-V v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Honda CR-V versus Mazda CX-5. Which of the two do we recommend as the best petrol AWD medium SUV under 40 grand?

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

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Mazda CX-5 News

2020 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-5 has received new standard equipment for 2020, gaining key safety and driver technology features, plus reduced cabin noise, across all variants. Pricing for the base Maxx Skyactiv-G 2.0L manual FWD is up $100 to $30,980 (plus on-road costs), while the range-topping Akera Skyactiv-D 2.2L auto AWD has gone up $200, starting from $51,330 (plus on-road costs)...

2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 recalled for lighting fix

Mazda has recalled model-years 2014 to 2015 examples of its popular CX-5 SUV to address a problem with its LED light signature. Affecting 7443 vehicles, the recall centres on the CX-5's daytime running lights (DRLs), which could flicker while driving or fail to illuminate. In the event that the vehicle's headlights are not also on, inactive DRLs could reduce its visibility...

Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components. According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve"...

2018-19 Mazda CX-5, Mazda 6 & 2019 Mazda 3 recalled

Mazda Australia has recalled the 2018-19 CX-5 and Mazda 6, and the 2019 Mazda 3, over concerns about the powertrain control module. According to the company, the software controlling the cylinder deactivation function mightn't operate correctly, and could make an intake valve rocker arm move out of position, putting it at risk of making contact with 'other internal engine parts'...

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Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

2019 Mazda CX-5 GT (4x4) Review

Oh yeah ... that’s more like it! Pulling out from a side road onto the highway, I had an opportunity to test the acceleration of the 2019 CX-5 GT Turbo. It was a test drive after all, so you have to find out these things. Judging by the push in the back and the excited reactions of my kids in the back seat, it was clear that the performance on tap was significantly better than our previous car...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring (4x4) review

With the arrival of our baby came the opportunity to convince my wife that we needed to upgrade our Honda Civic. While I believe that a good wagon or liftback-shaped car is probably better (handling and economy) as a city car, like many new mums and dads, the change to an SUV was at the forefront of consideration for features such as high driving, vision, access, baby-loading and pram-loading positions that just aren’t available in lower-slung designs...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) review

I absolutely love my new car. It's easy to get into, and I don't have to bend my neck down. It took some time to discover all the bells and whistles, but I managed to with a thorough reading of the manual. I went in to buy a top-of-the-range Mazda 3, but when I saw the CX-5 I changed my mind. Thank god I did...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring (4x4) review

The Mazda CX-5 is a great small family car, with enough zoom-zoom to get around those three cars and caravan tailgating each other doing 80 in the 100 zone. The only gripe I have is that with a rear-facing car seat, the front passenger loses a considerable amount of leg room. In the boot, the pram just fits in with some Tetris skills...

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