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    $36,590 - $55,000 excl. on-roads
    2024 Mazda CX-5

    2024 Mazda CX-5

    $36,590 - $55,000 excl. on-roads

    Fuel Efficiency6.9 - 8.2 / 100km
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty5 years
    Mazda
    7.7

    About the Mazda CX-5

    The Mazda CX-5 is a mid-sized SUV stalwart. It's consistently a top seller in its segment, and goes head-to-head with strong competition such as the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sportage.

    The Mazda CX-5 loses its turbo-diesel engine for 2024, but some models have picked up new features. Prices are also up across the now petrol-only range by between $370 and $620.

    Mazda says both this year and last, the now-defunct 2.2-litre twin-turbo-diesel accounted for less than four per cent of CX-5 sales.

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    Mazda CX-5 Video Review

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    Intro
    Exterior
    Interior
    Infotainment
    Safety Tech
    Practicality
    On the Road
    Performance
    Verdict

    2024 Mazda CX-5 (inc. 0-100) review

    Still a good SUV purchase choice?
    Date
    Apr 12, 2024
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    107,824

    The Mazda CX-5 has been out for a while now and despite having minor facelifts, the vehicle itself hasn’t changed a great deal. But that’s not such a bad thing. Paul Maric hops behind the wheel of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 G25 Touring to see whether it’s still a decent option in the medium SUV segment.

    Summary

    Our expert's shortest summary
    Hit

    Fun to drive

    Comfortable ride

    Attractive, well-made interior

    Miss

    Some rivals have more space

    Rivals have more technology

    Infotainment options are compromised

    Reviews

    Our expert's reviews of the Mazda CX-5

    News

    All the latest Mazda CX-5 news

    Mazda CX-5 Range Guide

    Which variant of the Mazda CX-5 range is best for you?

    The 2023 Mazda CX-5 Maxx comes standard with the following standard features:

    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Body-coloured side mirrors with power folding
    • 7.0-inch TFT CLD digital instrument cluster
    • 10.25-inch infotainment system (Mazda Connect)
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (NEW)
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Head-up display
    • Two front USB-C ports
    • Push-button start
    • Air-conditioning
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped gear shifter
    • Electric parking brake with auto-hold
    • Keyless window open function
    • Black cloth upholstery
    • Rear seat reclining function

    The Maxx Sport adds:

    • LED tail lights
    • Satellite navigation
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear air vents
    • Paddle shifters
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Rear centre armrest
    • Two rear USB-A ports

    The Touring adds:

    • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Keyless entry
    • Black Maztex upholstery (NEW)
    • 19-inch alloy wheels (NEW)

    The GT SP adds:

    • LED daytime running lights
    • Unique grille
    • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
    • Single-pane sunroof
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • 10-speaker Bose premium sound system
    • Cruising and Traffic Support
    • Black leather upholstery with red stitching
    • Heated front seats
    • 10-way power driver’s seat with two-position memory
    • Six-way power passenger seat

    The flagship Akera adds:

    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Surround-view camera
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Interior ambient lighting
    • Dark Russet Nappa leather upholstery
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated outboard rear seats

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    Interior

    Photos and Images of the Mazda CX-5 Interior

    An update to the CX-5 at the start of 2022 brought about new interior options designed to better differentiate the models throughout the range. The cabin technology, however, remains the same.

    The CX-5’s interior is refreshingly simple in layout and finished with attractive, tactile materials.

    There are lovely knurled dials, elegant stitching details on the dash, doors and console, and soft-touch plastics on the top half of the dash and doors.

    It’s almost European in execution, especially the rotary dial for the infotainment system – shades of BMW – and the smaller dial next to it for volume, reminiscent of an Audi. Subtle metal-look highlights, including around the air vents, shifter, and switchgear, help to break up the black-on-black trim.

    The sides of the centre console are finished in padded leatherette, which is a thoughtful touch. Red stitching details can also be found here. If you want a breezier interior, the GT offers white upholstery.

    The new 10.25-inch Mazda Connect system is a big improvement over the 8.0-inch MZD Connect system found in lesser CX-5 models. The only downside is the lack of touchscreen functionality which means using smartphone mirroring can be a bit clunky, for example if you’re using Google Maps.

    The seats are comfortable, though they could stand to be a touch wider. While the CX-5 isn’t quite as commodious as a Toyota RAV4 in the back, there’s still ample headroom and legroom. The front seatbacks are soft, and there are map pockets and air vents for rear passengers.

    Those rear seats split and fold 40:20:40, which is handy when carrying long items but multiple passengers. If you’re carrying babies instead of bean poles, there are three top-tether anchor points for child seats plus ISOFIX anchor points for the two outboard seats.

    Like the back seat, the boot is a touch smaller than some rivals. Cargo space measures 442L up to the cargo cover, expanding to 1342L (measured to the roof) with the second row folded flat.

    Exterior

    Photos and Images of the Mazda CX-5 Exterior

    Base models ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, and feature automatic LED headlights. Moving through the range brings bigger wheels, and the option of models such as the Touring with its body-colour mirrors, or the Touring Active and its more off-road focused look.

    The GT SP is designed to look sporty with 19-inch black alloy wheels, while the range-topping Akera features a more luxurious design.

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    Mazda CX-5 Colours

    What colours are available for the Mazda CX-5?

    The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Soul Red Crystal metallic
    • Eternal Blue mica
    • Deep Crystal Blue mica
    • Jet Black mica
    • Rhodium White metallic
    • Sonic Silver metallic
    • Zircon Sand metallic
    • Machine Grey metallic
    • Polymetal Grey metallic
    • Platinum Quartz metallic

    Metallic finishes cost an extra $795.

    Cost of Ownership

    What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Mazda CX-5?

    Mazda backs its range with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of roadside assist.

    Service intervals and prices for the updated CX-5 haven’t been revealed, but they’re unlikely to have changed from those of the pre-update model which required maintenance every 12 months or 10,000km.

    Five years of capped-price servicing in the pre-update model cost a combined $1805.

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on Mazda CX-5 drivability?

    The CX-5 remains arguably one of the dynamic benchmark in the mid-sized SUV segment, and it shines brightest with the turbo-petrol engine.

    This mid-sized SUV fun to drive on a twisty road, something that can’t be said for a vast number of its rivals. Steering is precise, well-weighted and communicative, and there's plenty of grip.

    The six-speed automatic might be down a gear or two on some rivals but it shifts smoothly and quickly, even in spirited driving. There’s really little point in flicking it to Sport mode or using the paddle shifters.

    Ah, but how does it fare in your daily commute? Quite well. The ride is a touch firm but it’s never uncomfortable, and bumps are dispatched with a well-damped poise even riding on the bigger wheel options.

    Out on a country road, the LED headlights provide excellent illumination and the Adaptive Front Lighting System is a splendid companion on a winding mountain road.

    The automatic stop/start system isn’t as intrusive as Volkswagen’s, and you have to depress the brake pedal quite firmly to activate it. Likewise, the lane-keep assist isn’t constantly making its presence felt, though that also means its overall performance is average.

    You can switch it off via a button on the dash, though it defaults to on.

    Mazda CX-5 Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

    All versions of the Mazda CX-5 wear a five-star ANCAP safety ratingbased on testing carried out in 2017.

    The CX-5 scored 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 80 per cent for child occupant protection, 78 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 59 per cent for safety assist.

    Dual frontal, side chest and side head (curtain) airbags are standard across the range, as are:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (Forward/Reverse) with pedestrian detection (Forward)
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Driver attention alert
    • Auto high-beam
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go (stop/go auto only)
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

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    overall
    95%
    adult occupants
    80%
    child occupants
    -%
    pedestrians & cyclists
    59%
    collision avoidance

    Mazda CX-5 Options

    Options list for the Mazda CX-5

    The CX-5 range doesn't have a long options list, what you see on each model is what you get.

    Mazda CX-5 Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Mazda CX-5?

    Mazda backs its range with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of roadside assist.

    Service intervals for 2023 CX-5 models with petrol engines have been increased to 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Service intervals for CX-5 models with the 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel remain at 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

    Five years of capped-price servicing in the pre-update model cost a combined $1805.

    Mazda CX-5 Stock Availability

    Is the Mazda CX-5 available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

    Stock availability for the Mazda CX-5 is better than average with wait times less than 3-6 months depending on variant

    Mazda CX-5 Boot Space

    How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Mazda CX-5?

    Boot space is a claimed 438 litres with the rear seats in place, and 1340L with the 40/20/20 folding rear bench sitting flat.

    Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy

    How much fuel does the Mazda CX-5 use and what are its emissions?

    Combined fuel economy in the CX-5 with a 2.0-litre petrol engine is 6.9 litres per 100km. Moving to the 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol ups that figure to 7.4 litres per 100km with all-wheel drive.

    Opting for the turbo petrol ups fuel use to 8.2L/100km, while the diesel uses as little as 5.7L/100km on the combined cycle.

    All versions are fitted with idle stop/start technology, and all petrol versions are designed to run on 91 RON regular unleaded.

    Depending on the variant, view the 2024 MAZDA CX-5 fuel usage below.

    All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

    VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
    G20 MAXX (FWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--6.9-
    G25 MAXX SPORT (FWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.5-
    G25 MAXX SPORT (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.5-
    G25 TOURING (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.5-
    G25 GT SP (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.5-
    G25 AKERA (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.5-
    G35 GT SP TURBO (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.2-
    G35 AKERA TURBO (AWD)CX5N4D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.2-

    Mazda CX-5 Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Mazda CX-5

    The 2024 MAZDA CX-5 measures 4550mm long, 1840mm wide and 1675mm tall, with a 2700mm tall wheelbase.

    The 2024 MAZDA CX-5 has a braked towing capacity of 1800kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Mazda CX-5 Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The CX-5 fits into one of Australia's most popular new car segments, going head-to-head with mid-sized SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail.

    Should you buy the Mazda CX-5

    Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

    We’ve all heard it before. A person wants something a little sporty to drive, but their partner wants a practical SUV. Or perhaps they’re a couple on the same page about needing an SUV but both want something with a little more poke.

    Unfortunately, many vehicles in this segment are merely poky. That’s where the Mazda CX-5 stands tall, with one of the most powerful engines in the mainstream mid-sized SUV segment, and sharp handling.

    While the interior isn’t the roomiest in the segment, it’s a comfortable place to sit and has a high-quality look and feel.

    Competitor Analysis

    What other cars should you look at?

    The CX-5 is one of the more style-oriented mid-sized SUVs on the market. It's fun to drive, and still offers enough space for the average family inside, but it's a bit tighter in the rear than a RAV4 or Subaru Forester.

    The RAV4 is unique in offering a hybrid option, although it can't match the luxurious feel of the CX-5 at the top end of the range.

    New to the class are the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, which can't match the Mazda when it comes to driving fun but counter with spacious cabins and thoroughly modern infotainment screens.

    Mazda CX-5 Interesting Facts

    Did you know?

    Before it set about developing the CX-5, Mazda sold a version of the Ford Escape called the Mazda Tribute. It also offered a mid-sized SUV called the CX-7 until 2012.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Enquiring through CarExpert is one of the easiest ways to order a new 2024 Mazda CX-5. We connect you with an accredited dealer/s and equip you with information on current deals, what others have paid, plus, our independent reviews and ratings. You can also call our friendly Concierge team whenever you need support - they remain on hand throughout the process to ensure you get the service (and value!) we demand of our partnered dealers.


    When you buy a new 2024 Mazda CX-5 through CarExpert, speed, confidence and great value come standard.

    The Mazda CX-5 range kicks off from $36,590 (plus on-road costs) for the "CX-5 G20 MAXX (FWD)" variant and finishes at $55,000 (plus on-road costs) for the "CX-5 G35 AKERA TURBO (AWD)" variant.

    The Mazda CX-5 is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.

    The Mazda CX-5 has a braked towing capacity of 1800kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Mazda suggested that owners service their Mazda CX-5 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The Mazda CX-5 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The Mazda CX-5 uses Unleaded Petrol.

    The Mazda CX-5 has 4 doors.

    In our latest review the Mazda CX-5 scored 7.7 out of 10. Read the full Mazda CX-5 review here.

    The Mazda CX-5 had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

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