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2021 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport review

The CX-5 Maxx Sport has two x's and plenty of standard equipment, which is impressive for an entry-level model. Is this the best way to get to know a CX-5? James finds out!

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

April 2020: The ever-popular Mazda CX-5 gained a few tweaks this year, not least of which 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!

2020 Mazda CX-5 Akera AWD review

Little changed on the outside, but the 2020 CX-5 Akera adheres to Mazda's philosophy of continual improvement under the skin.

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?

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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

Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Ford’s new-generation Escape needs to be a hit with Australian buyers. Proving it’s better than Mazda’s most popular model would be a great starting point.

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?

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Mazda CX-5 News

2021 Mazda CX-5 price and specs: Sporty GT SP now available

2021 Mazda CX-5 range sees minor updates New CX-5 GT SP adds sporty styling Prices rise across the range by up to $1050 Priced from $31,190 plus on-road costs to $52,380 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda CX-5 range has been updated, and like many of its stablemates, has seen the introduction of a new CX-5 GT SP variant...

2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 updated for Japan, no word on Australian plans

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 have been updated in Japan, with a raft of small changes applied across the two models. Firstly, Mazda has given the 2.2-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine in the CX-5 gets a minor power bump, from 140kW to 147kW. Torque is unchanged at 450Nm, but throttle response and transmission changes are said to be improved over the current model...

Mazda rumoured to be developing more hybrid options

Mazda is planning to offer a hybrid version of the Mazda 2 hatch when the new model is revealed in 2021, according to Japanese website BestCarWeb. The report suggests the next-generation Mazda 2 will be offered with a hybrid 1.5-litre turbo petrol three-cylinder – similar to the Toyota Yaris Hybrid's specification, but with the added benefit of a turbocharger...

2021 Mazda CX-5 gets infotainment, equipment upgrades in the US – Australia next

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 will receive a bigger infotainment screen, a new specification grade and fresh standard and optional equipment for its top-spec variants in the United States, with some of the changes set to make their way Down Under soon...

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Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

A recent phone call from my local Mazda dealer got me thinking. I answered the phone call and the salesman on the other end said "we've noticed your car is due in for a service on Thursday, would you consider trading it in?". Now, I've always loved the idea of upgrading my cars fairly regularly to stay up to date with all the latest technology and features that they have to offer, however, my honest answer was, "No"...

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...

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