2017 Mazda CX-5 Review

Introduction

Updated and largely new for 2017 (though you’d struggle to spot the differences at a casual glance), the CX-5 continues Mazda’s recent form of creating good-looking, good-driving cars with excellent quality and no small amount of practicality. While it’s looking for sales in a savagely competitive corner of the market, the CX-5 has the looks, the handling, and the ability to give its rivals a few headaches.

Body Style: Crossover Seats: 5                    MRP: £23,695 - £33,195       

         

Did you know? The CX-5 is the first European Mazda to get an electric tailgate.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

While it sticks very closely to the template of the original 2012 Mazda CX-5, the new version makes some useful improvements, especially in terms of refinement. It’s also roomy, practical, has Mazda’s usual strong build quality, looks a little sharper than before and has an excellent 2.2-litre diesel engine. It does lose out a little with a poor petrol offering and a price tag that is a little high compared to such rivals as the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs &...