Leasing a Mazda CX-5
Engines and performance for the Mazda CX5
Under the bonnet of the Mazda CX-5 is the choice of two engines. There's a 2.0 litre petrol unit producing 165 PS or a 2.2 litre diesel offering producing on 150 PS. Both are excellent choices and they are mated to either a six-speed manual box or six-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption for the petrol unit is around 37 mpg and for the diesel, the figure is 45 mpg.
Equipment and handling
Out on the road, the Mazda CX-5 delivers one of the best driving experiences of any SUV. The petrol engines are fairly quiet, even under pressure, and there's lots of equipment to make this an attractive all-round choice. There's a large practical boot and it is a popular SUV in the UK for its looks and good performing engines. The sector is competitive which explains why there is so much equipment onboard. Standard kit includes satnav, auto-folding door mirrors, DAB radio and dual-zone climate control. Other models come with a reversing camera, a power adjustable driver's seat, keyless entry and traffic sign recognition. However, a revamp in 2019, saw extra safety kit being added, including blind spot monitoring, smart brake support and lane departure warning. The top spec model has a head-up display, a powered tailgate and a heated steering wheel. The interior of the CX-5 has been well-designed and it should take lots of punishment from active families and it's certainly a match for upmarket rivals for quality. The CX-5 is nimble to drive around town and it's a comfortable cruiser on long journeys. The suspension delivers good performance on country roads. Essentially, the Mazda CX-5 is a well-designed and well-built offering and it's the firm's bestselling car in the UK and accounts for one in four of its sales around the world - that's because there's a lot to like in a great package and it's worth considering for those who want an impressive SUV that is great to drive.