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Mazda CX-8 2021

The 2021 Mazda CX-8 range of configurations is currently priced from $41,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda CX-8 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family Reviewer Kate Edwards had this to say at the time: The Asaki LE is an easy, luxurious car to drive, that really looks after the passengers in the middle row. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Kate Edwards liked most about this particular version of the Mazda CX-8: Middle row comfort, Luxury touches , Parking assistance with camera and alerts from most angles

The 2021 Mazda CX-8 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Mazda CX-8 2021 Price and Specs

The Mazda CX-8 2021 is currently available from $41,990 for the CX-8 Sport (fwd) up to $76,533 for the CX-8 Asaki LE (awd).

Pricing guides

$57,790
Based on 142 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$41,990
Highest Price
$76,533
Mazda CX-8 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Asaki (awd) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $56,200 $71,060
Asaki (awd) 100TH Anniversary SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $57,400 $72,600
Asaki (fwd) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $49,900 $63,030
Asaki LE (awd) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $55,900 $70,730
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Mazda CX-8 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda CX-8 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1840mm x 1725mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda CX-8 2021 Dimensions  include 1725mm height, 1840mm width, 4900mm length.
Mazda CX-8 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Sport (fwd) SUV 1720x1840x4900 mm 200 mm
Touring (fwd) SUV 1720x1840x4900 mm 200 mm
Sport (awd) SUV 1720x1840x4900 mm 200 mm
Touring SP (fwd) SUV 1720x1840x4900 mm 200 mm
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Mazda CX-8 2021 Interior

The CX-8 interior is decked out with soft-touch and high-quality materials, even in entry-level form.

Higher grades score leather across the dashboard and seats, but even the Sport, Touring and Touring SP feature a nice steering wheel, shifter and comfy seats.

Mazda CX-8 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda CX-8 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Which mid-size, diesel SUV should I buy?

    Mazda’s SUV range (CX-5 and CX-8) are popular with their owners and have a good reputation in the trade. Crucially, they’re also available with a turbo-diesel engine, so they fit your criteria on that basis. We’d also suggest you take a good look at the South Korean brands’ offerings (Hyundai and Kia) as these are also highly rated by the trade and those companies have been involved with small-capacity diesel engines for decades, so the technology is pretty well sorted.

    It’s interesting that you’ve had a good run from your Holden Captiva as that is far from the experience of many owners and former owners of this particular vehicle. As the Captiva ages it is very likely to start giving trouble, so the best advice is to trade up to a newer vehicle sooner rather than later.

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  • Mazda CX-8 DPF issues around town?

    Given the CX-8 only arrived on the market in June 2018, it's a bit too early to say conclusively, but the current CX-5 diesel (which shares its mechanicals with the CX-8) seems to be trouble free under these conditions. 

    Early versions of the first-generation CX-5 diesel had diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues that caused diesel fuel to leak into the engine oil, but this was fixed with hardware and software upgrades under warranty in 2012. 

    Having said that, any car will likely benefit from the odd highway run, but I wouldn't have any concerns about the CX-8 around town. 

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Mazda CX-8 2021 Colours

Five colours are available as standard - Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Titanium Flash, Platinum Quartz and Snowflake White Pearl.

Three premium colours are available as a $495 option - Machine Grey, Polymetal Grey and Mazda's signature Soul Red.

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

Mazda CX-8 2021 Towing capacity

The Mazda CX-8’s towing capacity ranges from 1800kg to 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda CX-8 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Sport (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1800kg
Touring (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1800kg
Sport (awd) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 2000kg
Touring SP (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1800kg
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Mazda CX-8 2021 Seats

The CX-8 offers seating for seven occupants, at least in all grades but the top-spec Asaki LE.

The flagship variant swaps out the second-row bench seat for two plush captain's chairs, reducing capacity to six.

The seats as standard are upholstered in cloth, while higher grades score leather.

Mazda CX-8 2021 Seats

Mazda CX-8 2021 Accessories

The interior is centred around an 8.0-inch multimedia system, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Occupants can use touch or a rotary control knob for functions.

Higher grades gain a larger 10.25-inch system, which loses touch functionality, but also features much slimmer bezels for a sexier design.

Mazda CX-8 2021 Boot Space

The Mazda CX-8 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 775 Litres.
Mazda CX-8 2021 Boot space Mazda CX-8 2021 Boot space

Mazda CX-8 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Mazda CX-8 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda CX-8 currently offers fuel consumption from 5.9 to 8.1L/100km. The Mazda CX-8 is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Mazda CX-8 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Asaki (awd) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 6L/100km
Asaki (awd) 100TH Anniversary SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 6L/100km
Sport (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.1L/100km
Touring (fwd) SUV 2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.1L/100km
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Mazda CX-8 2021 Speed

Mazda doesn't quote an official 0-100km/h acceleration time for the CX-8, but you can expect the diesel version to hit that mark in around 9.5sec, and the petrol version about a second quicker.

Mazda CX-8 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Mazda CX-8 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Mazda CX-8 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Sport (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 1 225x65 R17 1
Touring (fwd) SUV 225x65 R17 1 225x65 R17 1
Sport (awd) SUV 225x65 R17 1 225x65 R17 1
Touring SP (fwd) SUV 225x55 R19 9 225x55 R19 9
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