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Mazda CX-5 Australia

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 $30,880 for the CX-5 Maxx (4x2) and swell up to $52,330 for the CX-5 Akera Turbo (awd) 100TH Anniv.

Mazda CX-5 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda CX-5 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $30,880 and going to $52,330 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,880 $52,330
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $27,990 $54,740
2018 SUV 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,800 $45,950
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $20,990 $41,600
2016 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,500 $33,980
See All Mazda CX-5 Pricing and Specs

Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-5 has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2017 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2016 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
See All Towing Capacity for Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 Colours

  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Eternal Blue
  • Soul Red Crystal
  • Titanium Flash
  • Jet Black
  • Machine Grey
  • Sonic Silver
  • Snowflake White Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda CX-5 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda CX-5 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1675x1840x4550 mm 193 mm
2019 SUV 1675x1840x4550 mm 193 mm
2018 SUV 1675x1840x4550 mm 193 mm
2017 SUV 1710x1840x4540 mm 150 mm
2016 SUV 1710x1840x4540 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-5 Dimensions

Mazda CX-5 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda CX-5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why does my Mazda CX-5 2013 have an excessive amount of condensation?

    Clearly water is getting into the car and causing your problem, so the trick is to find where it’s getting in. For start, have a feel around the seats and carpets to see if you can feel a damp patch. That will help narrow down the entry point. So will locking the car up on a warm day and noting which windows fog up.

    Once you’ve done that you can start looking closely at all the rubber seals around the windows and doors as these are a likely culprit. Believe it or not, even a simple leaf or twig stuck to the rubber sealing surface can allow rainwater in, and any little nick or tear in the rubber can do likewise. It might sound basic, but are all the windows closing properly? Does the car have a sunroof, as these are notorious for letting water in even when they’re closed?

    If you can find a volunteer, have them sit in the car while you take a garden hose to it. If the leak is a bad one, they might be able to spot it. Other times, though, the car needs to be moving for the water to be forced or even sucked in.

    You should also check the level of coolant in your radiator or overflow bottle. If the heater matrix inside the car is leaking coolant, you’ll get the same symptoms over time. The clue there is that if the heater is leaking, the level in the radiator will fall.

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  • When do new car prices drop?

    It would be a brave person to make any sort of predictions based on the Coronavirus. Suffice to say that as consumer confidence falls (and it must be at some kind of 100-year low right now) people tend to keep their powder dry and their cash to themselves. On that basis, I’d imagine you’d be welcomed with open arms (figuratively) at any sort of new-car dealership right now.

    Whether that will make too much difference on the price of a new vehicle is up to the dealership in question, but if you can afford it, now is probably a very good time to shop for a brand-new car. Assuming lock-down laws allow you to drive it anyway. And don’t presume that the end of the crisis will see the end of cheaper cars; the damage being done to the economy will takes years or even decades to undo.

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  • What oil should I use for my Mazda CX-5 2019?

    Mazda recommends fully synthetic for its SkyActiv engines and 5W30 is one viscosity that is listed for this engine. It’s also worth noting that the Mazda engine requires oil that conforms to API (American Petroleum Institute) SL, SM or SN. Although these gradings have an American tag, they’re pretty universal in the industry and denote an oil that is up to a certain minimum standard of protection required by car-makers (Mazda included).

    But before I bought any oil, I’d contact the workshop or dealership that did the most recent oil change or service and ask what brand and grade of oil was used. That way, you’re not mixing oils. Different oils have different additives, and mixing them can sometimes cancel out the benefits of these additives.

    There may be those reading this who will question whether a new car like a 2019 Mazda should be needing top-up oil between oil changes. But it’s a fact of life that even modern, high-tech engines do consume a little oil between services. Modern all-alloy engines are possibly even a little oil-thirstier than their old-school, cast-iron predecessors. A smart car owner still makes a habit of dipping the engine oil every Saturday morning.

    I’d also recommend using a quality, brand-name oil rather than the cheaper, supermarket-branded stuff. Oils ain't oils? Definitely not.

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  • Should I buy a Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage or Mazda CX-5?

    The RAV4 in its current guise is the best the model has ever been. Of course, that’s exactly how it should be, but some car-makers don’t always crack the newer-is-better code. You’re right about the new RAV4 Hybrid being the headline grabber, but that’s because it’s the big change in the RAV4 formula and the one that is likely to attract the most new customers to the franchise. There’s nothing wrong with the two-litre CVT RAV4 per se, but you might find the performance of the smaller petrol engine a bit on the weedy side, especially with a full load of bodies and luggage on board. And, as with any CVT car, the advice is to drive it before you decide, and make sure you don’t find the CVT’s behaviour too foreign. Some people do, others never notice it.

    The Kia Sportage Sport is another good package but suffers the same lacklustre engine performance issue in two-litre petrol form. It does, though, have a conventional six-speed automatic transmission rather than a CVT. And while the Sportage was facelifted in 2018, its basic design goes back to 2015. Which, in fact, makes it an older design than the Mazda CX-5 which was first launched here in 2017. Any of the three vehicles you’ve nominated will do the job but history suggests the Toyota will hold more resale value when trade-in time rolls around. And congratulations on the new addition to the family.

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Mazda CX-5 Interior

The Mazda CX-5's interior looks simple, clean and contemporary, with a 7.0-inch media screen (protruding from the dashboard) armed with Mazda's 'MZD Connect' connectivity system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The CX-5 is a five-seater offering a ton of room for the driver and front passenger, as well as multiple storage options. Space in the back is just as generous, with heaps of head, leg and toe room, although, as our review images show, three full-size adults will be a squeeze across the rear seat for anything but short journeys.The top two models in the five grade CX-5 range offer partial leather seat trim as standard.

Mazda CX-5 Boot Space

The Mazda CX-5 SUV has a boot space size of 442 Litres.
Mazda CX-5 Boot space

Mazda CX-5 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda CX-5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 6L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 6L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 5.7L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda CX-5 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Mazda CX-5 Wheel Size

The Mazda CX-5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x65 R17 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 225x65 R17 17x7 inches 225x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-5 Wheel Sizes