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Mazda CX-5 GT 2017 review: snapshot

2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
EXPERT RATING
8

The five-seat Mazda CX-5 GT SUV was updated in March 2017, and is based on the car that was launched in 2012.

It's offered in two specs; the 2.5-litre petrol auto version with all wheel drive costs $44,390, while the 2.2-litre diesel all wheel drive version costs $47,390. All prices are before on-road costs.

  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)
  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown) 2017 Mazda CX-5 (Akera variant shown)

The GT nameplate is the fourth step in a five-model, 12-variant range and sits above the Maxx (which ranges from $28,390 to $33,690), the Maxx Sport (from $34,390 to $40,390), and the Touring (costing $38,990 to $41,990), and below the range-topping Akera (between $46,990 and $49,990).

The GT offers 19-inch rims, adaptive headlights, powered tailgate, sat nav, sunroof and a choice of black or white leather trim, as well as automatic emergency braking, reversing camera, push-button start, LED headlights, blind spot monitoring, smart city braking front and rear and rear cross traffic alert.

Built in Japan, the GT uses a 2.5-litre petrol engine that produces 140kW and 251Nm, or a 2.2-litre turbo diesel that makes 129kW and 420Nm. Both variants are mated to a six-speed automatic transmissions and are all wheel drive.

Pricing Guides

$32,990
Based on 309 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$21,990
Highest Price
$41,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
Akera (4x4) 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $33,990 – 41,990 2017 MAZDA CX-5 2017 Akera (4x4) Pricing and Specs
GT (4x4) 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $31,862 – 39,990 2017 MAZDA CX-5 2017 GT (4x4) Pricing and Specs
Maxx (4x2) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,990 – 26,990 2017 MAZDA CX-5 2017 Maxx (4x2) Pricing and Specs
Maxx (4x4) 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $24,888 – 25,990 2017 MAZDA CX-5 2017 Maxx (4x4) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Tim Robson
Contributing Journalist

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