Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 was a definite late-comer to the mid-size SUV party, not arriving until 2012, by which time it was almost beyond fashionably late.

Luckily for Mazda, the CX-5 arrived wearing some seriously stylish looks, backed up by a pair of high-tech engines and road manners that quickly made it the belle of the ball. Mazda's initial effort into the medium SUV market has been a resounding success, quickly stealing the limelight from previously perennial favourites, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester.

The Mazda CX-5 is available in two and all-wheel drive, with a pair of petrol engines and a uniquely high-revving diesel. Prices start at $28,690 for the CX-5 Maxx (4x2) and swell up to $49,990 for the CX-5 Akera (4x4).

Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Editor's Pick

Mazda CX-5 2017 review

Mazda is currently enjoying a series of successes that's envied by almost every other car company in Australia, with a number of its models striking a real chord with Aussies.Read more

2018

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V vs VW Tiguan vs Holden Equinox 2018 review

If you want a car that does it all, you probably think of an SUV as the option for you. A lot of buyers do, because these vehicles can offer great value, practicality and safety.Read more

Mazda CX-5 2018 review: GT diesel

The Mazda CX-5 was a genuine phenomenon. It pretty much came out of nowhere and knocked off a few cars we previously thought had an unassailable grasp on the Australian SUV budget.Read more

Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol 2018 review: long term

Malcolm Flynn is spending three months living with the CX-5 Touring petrol, to see how well it fits his family.Read more

2017

Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2017 Review

There are five types of CX-5 and this review focuses on the second up from the entry-point, the all-wheel drive (AWD) petrol Maxx Sport. Yes, with two xs. Is there anything Maxx or Sport about it?Read more

Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol 2017 review

Mazda's CX-5 was Australia's best-selling SUV in 2016. It was also the best-selling SUV in 2015, and 2014, and 2013. You get the idea. That's the force Mazda's mid-size SUV is in its growing segment.Read more

Mazda CX-5 Akera 2017 review

What do you mean you’re thinking about a Mazda CX-5? Don’t think about it, get it. There you go, world’s shortest car review. But, there are stacks of variants, and you don’t want the wrong one.Read more

Mazda CX-5 GT 2017 review: snapshot

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...Read more

Mazda CX-5 Touring 2017 review: snapshot

The five-seat Mazda CX-5 Touring SUV was added to the line up in March 2017, and is based on the car that was launched in 2012.Read more

Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2017 review: snapshot

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

Price Guide

$39,340

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$28,690

Highest Price

$49,990

Range & Specifications

2018 SUV
Akera (4x4)
MSRP
$49,990
ANCAP Rating
2018 SUV
GT (4x4)
MSRP
$47,390
ANCAP Rating
2018 SUV
Maxx (4x2)
MSRP
$30,690
ANCAP Rating
2018 SUV
Maxx (4x4)
MSRP
$33,690
ANCAP Rating
2018 SUV
Maxx Sport (4x2)
MSRP
$34,390
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2018 SUV
Maxx Sport (4x4)
MSRP
$40,390
ANCAP Rating
2018 SUV
TOURING (4x4)
MSRP
$41,990
ANCAP Rating

Mazda CX-5 News

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV revealed

15 February 2017 by Tim Nicholson

Mazda 3 tops January sales

7 February 2017 by Tim Nicholson

Mazda Australia keen for turbo petrol 6 and CX-5

27 January 2017 by Daniel DeGasperi

Mazda to add CX-5 Touring in 2017

7 December 2016 by Tim Robson

2017 Mazda CX-5 revealed ahead of LA | video

16 November 2016 by Tim Robson