Mazda has been on something of a roll since the original CX-5 was introduced in 2012, launching great car after great car. The Japanese brand strives to continue that with the latest CX-5, a five-seat SUV with a price, size and specification that sees it compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and larger SUVs such as the seven-seat Skoda Kodiaq.
You can choose between a front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel in either front- or all-wheel drive forms with two different power outputs.
The Telegraph rated the car in various different areas and here are the results:
SPACE - 9/10
One of the roomier SUVs
COMFORT - 7/10
Not the smoothest ride, but the diesels are quiet
DASHBOARD LAYOUT - 9/10
Good to look at and feels built to last
EASY TO DRIVE - 8/10
Beautifully weighted controls help
FUN TO DRIVE - 9/10
For an SUV it’s very good indeed
Mazda consistently performs above average
FUEL ECONOMY - 8/10
Impressive considering its size and performance
AFFORDABILITY - 8/10
Good for retail buyers, less so company car drivers
SAFETY - 9/10
All models come with autonomous emergency braking
STANDARD SPEC - 10/10
Only two models and both are packed with equipment
Strong marks all around. The CX-5 is not only spacious, well equiped and great to drive, its great value too!