The Mazda CX-5 range is a little smaller for 2024, with the company axing the available diesel powertrain in favour of a petrol-only range.

    Prices are also up across the range by between $370 and $620, while various specification tweaks have been made to most variants.

    Customer deliveries of the updated range will begin in January 2024.

    Mazda says both this year and last, the now-defunct diesel accounted for less than four per cent of CX-5 sales. It was available only in flagship Akera and mid-range Touring Active trims, the latter of which has been dropped after just under two years on sale.

    The twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel lives on in the related three-row CX-8, which is unchanged for 2024.

    The entry-level G20 Maxx gains wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, and the screen now has touch functionality while you are using these smartphone mirroring apps.

    The G25 Touring gets new 19-inch black machined alloy wheels, while it now exclusively features Maztex upholstery on its seats instead of a Maztex/suede combo.

    All GT SP and Akera models receive a hands-free power tailgate and a new grille exclusive to these trim levels.

    The flagship Akera keeps its Dark Russet Nappa leather upholstery, but loses its wood inlays in favour of unspecified “attractive new inlays”.

    Finally, Platinum Quartz replaces Sonic SIlver in the CX-5 colour palette.

    The CX-5 isn’t the only Mazda that has received a pared-down range of late.

    This year, Mazda dropped all manual and mild-hybrid 3s, while also killing CX-3 models with a manual transmission or all-wheel drive.

    The death of the diesel CX-5 leaves an ever-shrinking array of diesel options in the mid-sized SUV segment.

    The Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail lost their diesels with their most recent redesign, while the lower-volume Peugeot 3008 and SsangYong Korando have also recently lost their oil-burner options.


    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G20 Maxx: $36,560 (+$450)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 Maxx Sport: $40,280 (+$370)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 Maxx Sport AWD: $42,780 (+$370)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 Touring AWD: $44,920 (+$620)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 GT SP AWD: $50,280 (+$370)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 Akera AWD: $52,470 (+$370)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G35 GT SP AWD: $52,780 (+$370)
    • 2024 Mazda CX-5 G35 Akera AWD: $54,970 (+$370)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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