A few minor updates to make the CX-5 an even better place.

Mazda has announced updates to its CX-5 SUV, which comes with an upgraded safety spec, a tweaked 2.2-litre diesel engine and automatic petrol models for the first time. 

The current generation of CX-5 – the second that Mazda has built – was only introduced back in 2017, but the Japanese carmaker is keen to keep the range fresh, particularly as this is its most popular model in the UK. 

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The 2018 version of the CX-5 features a revised 10-model line-up across two trim levels – SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+. You can get the car with a six-speed manual or Mazda’s six-speed automatic transmission and i-Activ all-wheel drive for added grip in slippery conditions.

There are two engines on offer – a 164 bhp 2-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel with two power outputs, 148 bhp and 181 bhp. The petrol and lower output diesel engine are only available with two-wheel drive, but the more powerful diesel is only available with four-wheel drive in the range-topping Sport Nav+ trim.

With the car being so new, exterior changes are limited to a new 19-inch alloy wheel design for the Sport Nav+ models. All models feature what Mazda calls a “generous” standard equipment that includes LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a 7-inch satnav.

2018 Mazda CX-5

Sport Nav+ cars add to the haul with a reversing camera, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry and heated front seats and steering wheel. Offered in a Mazda for the first time, Sport Nav+ models also feature a powered bootlid and new head-up display.

Mazda also says that the upgraded CX-5 gets more active safety equipment as standard, with radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, active emergency braking, auto high beams and lane keep assist with lane departure warning all fitted. 

The upgraded CX-5 goes on sale on 31 August priced from £24,795.

2018 Mazda CX-5 pricing

On the road price

CO2 emissions

Difference in CO2 from outgoing car

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

     

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD SE-L Nav+

£24,795

146

-3

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD SE-L Nav+ Auto

£26,295

150

N/A

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD Sport Nav+

£28,295

146

-3

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD Sport Nav+ Auto

£29,795

150

N/A

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

   

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav+

£26,695

130

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Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav+ Auto

£28,495

143

-4

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav+

£29,695

130

-2

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav+ Auto

£31,495

143

-4

Mazda CX-5 2.2 184ps AWD Sport Nav+

£34,395

137

-5

Mazda CX-5 2.2 184ps AWD Sport Nav+ Auto

£34,395

147

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Gallery: Revised 2018 Mazda CX-5