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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.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol review

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring was the pick of the bunch in our review of the full new-generation range. Want to know why?

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport review

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 update attempts to improve on the areas that made its predecessor the market's number one. Here we test the affordable Maxx Sport variant to see what it's got.

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review

The fact this upper-grade GT is expected to be the most popular new CX-5 variant shows Mazda Australia's premium aspirations. Are they well-founded? And is the new generation of the market's most popular SUV sufficiently different from the old one?

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Mazda CX-5 Videos

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...

2017 Mazda CX-5 range review

The first-generation Mazda CX-5 was Australia’s most popular SUV four years running, so the premiere of a more grown-up second iteration has genuine significance. Australians purchased about 115,000 Mazda CX-5s from launch in 2012, making it the company’s number-two offering behind the Mazda 3. Globally, it accounts for about 25 per cent of its total sales...

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Mazda CX-5 Comparisons

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...

2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison

Holden thinks it finally has a convincing mid-sized SUV, addressing a major gap in its range. The model is called the Equinox, and the company calls it “Australia’s most user-friendly SUV”. But if the now full-importer brand wants to make a splash in one of the market’s key segments, it’ll need to stack up against the top-seller – Mazda’s CX-5, itself relatively recently into its second generation...

2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison

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...

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Mazda CX-5 News

2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel, CX-8 recalled

Mazda has recalled diesel CX-5 and CX-8 models over concerns the engine might not restart when it's switched off. According to the company, the problem can leave owners stranded in a car that won't start, posing a hazard to both themselves and other road users. A total of 131 cars, sold between April 24 and May 28, 2018, are included in the campaign...

2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report

The CX-5 SUV could be the next member of the Mazda line-up to get the brand's 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, if new documents out of the US are anything to go by. Autoevolution published a document (below) made to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) – the state's regulatory body for emissions and air quality – which apparently indicates the CX-5 will offer the 2...

Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car...

2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The second-generation Mazda CX-5 has only been on sale since March last year, but the company has already rolled out a series of updates to keep the market's best-selling SUV at the top of the pile. With brand new Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester models coming, and a revised Hyundai Tucson near, it's a timely tweak, with the focus on cabin tech and drivetrain engineering...

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Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

I've bought the new Mazda CX-5 Maxx in Soul Red Crystal purely for the elegant look that it is displaying. Secondly, knowing that Mazda's engine is reliable and fuel-efficient was a major factor (coming from a 2014 Mazda 3). The interior and the infotainment system are almost close to luxurious in look and feel, until you hear a few dash rattle noises, especially from the passenger side where you have most of the hard plastic bits and pieces...

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2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

2018 Mazda CX-5 review

2018 Mazda CX-5 review

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