The exterior of the CX-5 is sleek and stylish, this new model hasn't changed much since the last and the shape is still very current, very right now. It wouldn't be hard to mistake a Mazda for a more expensive car, because of the current range's fabulous looks with curved lines and a sedate grille giving a polished finish.
Inside is just as swish, but do bear in mind I was in the top of the range Akera which is different to a bottom of the range Maxx. In the Akera you'll get leather seats that are very comfortable to sit on, and can also be heated, plus a leather steering wheel that feels great to touch. I can't wait for Mazda to jump on the flat-bottomed steering-wheel train as I think they lend a sportier feel to driving.
The dash is faux leather which gives a stylish finish that is soft to touch, I love that tactile feel. There's just the right amount of gloss through the centre console and everything is clearly set out and within reaching distance, so it's functional, too. There's a small sunroof above the front seats to let the light in in this top of the range model.