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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.

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.

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.

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?

2017 Mazda CX-5 review

The new second-generation 2017 Mazda CX-5 is now on sale in Australia, but has Mazda's mid-sized SUV had its day?