Buyers have a choice of three automatic-only Maxx Sport versions, an FWD 2.0-litre petrol, AWD 2.5-litre petrol and AWD 2.2-litre diesel priced at $36,290, $39,290 and $42,290 respectively.
The mid-tier AWD and automatic-only Touring is available with the 2.5-litre petrol engine for $40,980 or the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel for $43,980.
GT variants are also available in 2.5-litre petrol ($46,090) and 2.2-litre diesel ($49,090) forms, but add the option of a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine for $48,590.
Finally, the top-spec Akera mirrors the GT’s engine choices, with the 2.5-litre petrol, 2.2-litre turbo-diesel and 2.5-litre turbo-petrol priced at $48,330, $51,330 and $50,830 respectively.
The most significant update to the new CX-5 is a new ‘Off-Road Traction Assist’ system included in all AWD grades, which can lock the rear differential and distribute torque accordingly to each corner.
Maxx grades now benefit from a larger 8.0-inch multimedia display, paddle shifters are standard on Maxx Sport grades and up, and vehicles fitted with the 2.5-litre petrol engine gain a cylinder deactivation display in the MZD Connect multimedia display.
Powertrain outputs remain as before, with the 2.0-litre petrol developing 115kW/200Nm, the 2.5-litre petrol outputting 140kW/252Nm, the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel pushing 140kW/450Nm and the 2.5-litre turbo-petrol hitting 170kW/420Nm.
Equipment also carries over, including lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, G-Vectoring Control Plus and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity as standard.