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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.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel review

The Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel has received a power boost and a price cut, keeping it fresh for buyers in Australia's most competitive new car segment.

2018 Mazda CX-5 review

Mazda has given the CX-5 a tweak: pumping up the diesel to 450Nm, putting fuel-saving cylinder deactivation on the petrol, and adding extra gear to luxury versions - in return for lower pricing. A solid upgrade for the number-one seller.

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Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

While we wait for the new-generation Toyota RAV4 to debut in Australia, it's worth taking a look at what's on offer right now. Which of these mid-sized SUVs should you consider? Let us help you decide!

Volvo XC40 v Mazda CX-5: Size and value!

One's a pricey small premium SUV, the other a volume-selling mid-sized SUV. One is focused on clever packaging and its all-new design, the other on its size, value and driving fun. But most of all: one is a bit of an unknown, and the other is one of Australia's most popular cars. So which should you be considering? Read on.

2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison

  See the full article here. The newcomer versus the champ: this isn’t some naff reference to a big money fight, but by the same token, it kind of is – because here we have the much-lauded European that’s all about swagger, going against the stalwart chart-topper with a tremendous record...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol review

Read the full article here. If you’ve already watched our second-generation Mazda CX-5 range review, you’ll know why this model – the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol – is our pick of the 2017 line-up. But here we plan to take a deeper look into why this version of the CX-5 is the one that makes the most sense for buyers - from its pricing and equipment, to its practicality and performance...

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2018 Medium SUV Mega Test

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison

The medium-SUV segment is now, along with dual-cabs, the 'real Australia' battleground for buyers down under. A well-worn cliché, sure ('real Australia' I mean), but with the demise of the large sedan as the go-to vehicle of choice for Aussies, it's now medium SUVs that serve duty as family transport in suburbs across our wide brown land...

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera and new Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design stems from a CarAdvice reader’s request – yes, we listen to you! – and it throws up some tantalising questions we also wanted to answer...

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2020 Mazda CX-6 (or CX-3?): Australia-bound SUV previewed

A first teaser image for what is likely to be a more premium and lifestyle-focused 2020 Mazda CX-6 SUV has been handed down tonight, ahead of its Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Mazda has offered few useful details to accompany the visual, and indeed we're speculating on the name...

2019 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs: Turbo petrol flagship arrives

Mazda Australia has confirmed details for the 2019 CX-5 range, which now offers a turbocharged petrol option, along with enhanced equipment levels across the board. UPDATE: Pricing has been revealed, with rises between $480 and $1080 across the board. Check out the table at the bottom of the story for full details...

CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated in its home market, confirming the availability of the CX-9's 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the mid-sized SUV. Available to pre-order now in the Japanese domestic market, the refreshed CX-5 range is the first model in the company's Japanese line-up to offer the turbocharged petrol powertrain – which makes 169kW at 4250rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm – while also debuting Mazda's upgraded G-Vectoring Control Plus...

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Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x2) review

“No wagons,” she said. Having grown up with Magna and Verada wagons as family cars, I knew how useful wagons were for trips to the local Bunnings, IKEA or the airport. The Mrs was adamant. Our previous car was a 2005 LC Hyundai Accent sedan, which the Mrs found relatively low and too narrow for a baby capsule and two adults to sit comfortably in the back...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

At the outset, I should confess that I am not the demographic buyer of a Mazda CX-5. At the time of purchase (about 12 months ago), I was a 28-year-old, (partnered) male. As I understand it, your average CX-5 buyer, at least as stereotypes go, is a mum who spends much time ferrying kids between sports matches and shopping...

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