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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

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...

2017 Mazda CX-5 review

Read the full article here. How do you follow up on what is the best selling SUV in Australia? The 2017 and second-generation Mazda CX-5 launches into a segment that its predecessor has led for four straight years, but now faces an ever strong lineup of competitors. So has it changed enough to remain on top?    ...

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Mazda CX-5 Comparisons

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...

$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...

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Mazda CX-5 News

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...

Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...

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Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) review

First of all, I was looking for a family car with a bit more space and higher driving position than a normal station wagon. An SUV, as it seems to appeal to more and more buyers, was the best choice for me and the wife. A few models were under consideration at the time of purchase: Mitsubishi Outlander, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

After three years, it was time to upgrade to the second-generation CX-5 from our 2014 CX-5 Maxx Sport model. Before choosing the CX-5 again, and Mazda for the third time, we didn't have to go through the pain of picking the right option. But I did my study and six months' worth of research and a couple of test drives. The second-gen Mazda CX-5 was the only option for us...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

We bought our 2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx, as it was the only variant with a manual gearbox on offer new from the showroom. The car test-drove well and we were able to obtain it for under $30,000 with over $500 in extras on-road, which met our price point. It has an alternating capped-price service of $210 or $280ish. We have had the car since new and always serviced by Mazda...

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review

When buying the Mazda we were also looking at the Jeep Cherokee Limited, the Volkswagen Tiguan Highline, the Hyundai Tucson Highlander and the Kia Sportage Platinum. The three that really stood out to us were the Mazda, the Jeep and the Volkswagen. They seemed like the best quality and looked as if they were built a little better than the other rivals...

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