The new Mazda CX-5 will cost from £21,395 and is available to order now

The new Mazda CX-5 will cost from £21,395 and is available to order now ready for delivery in the spring.

Two engines in three power outputs are offered – a 163bhp 2.0-litre Skyactiv petrol and 2.2-litre Skyactiv diesels with either 148bhp or 173bhp. They are available with either two or four-wheel drive.

Customers can choose from four trim levels - SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Standard equipment on CX-5 SE-L models includes 17-inch alloys, climate control and air conditioning, as well as front and rear parking sensors and tinted windows.

Sport spec adds 19-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, heated leather seats and a reversing camera.

The most frugal car in the Mazda CX-5 line-up is the 2WD 148bhp 2.2-litre oil-burner. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the CX-5 achieves 61.4mpg and emits 119g/km Co2, which puts the car in the £30 per year road tax band C.

Mazda CX-5 model line-up

2WD petrols

Cheapest - 2.0 SE-L: £21,395, 139g/km Co2Most expensive - 2.0 Sport NAV: £23,995, 139g/km Co2

2WD diesels

Cheapest - 2.2 SE-L (148bhp): £22,995, 119g/km Co2Most expensive - 2.2 Sport NAV (148bhp): £25,595, 119g/km Co2

AWD diesels

Cheapest - 2.2 SE-L (148bhp): £24,695, 136g/km Co2Most expensive - 2.2 Sport NAV Auto (173bhp): £28,795, 144g/km Co2

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14 February 2012

[quote Autocar]The most frugal car in the Mazda CX-5 line-up is the 2WD 148bhp 2.2-litre oil-burner. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the CX-5 achieves 61.4mpg and emits 119g/km Co2, which puts the car in the £30 per year road tax band C. [/quote]

Very impressive!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

14 February 2012

2.2D 150 SE-L Nav AWD manual is where I'd be looking. Competitive pricing and spec are now proven, the promise of an entertaining drive is a big attraction.


14 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]Very impressive![/quote]

Teg, I was expecting some of your usual industry comments/insights on this one. 'Very impressive' is not your usual style. Though I do agree with you!


14 February 2012

Could this be the car to topple the almighty Qashqai?

14 February 2012

[quote Fidji]Could this be the car to topple the almighty Qashqai?[/quote]

Qashqai? Almighty???


14 February 2012

[quote Johnny English]Qashqai? Almighty???[/quote]

In sales terms, most defininitely.


14 February 2012

[quote bomb]

[quote Johnny English]Qashqai? Almighty???[/quote]

In sales terms, most defininitely.

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It is quite impressive for a relatively new to the market, niche vehicle to be consistently starring in the UK's top ten new car model sales figures thing. And it's actually a pretty good car as well. That's why I'm wondering whether the CX-5 will give it a run for its money.

14 February 2012

Prices also released in USA: 2WD petrol, Base $20,600 + tax and delivery. Mid spec $23,600 inc 'moonroof'. So usual UK £ for $ = 50% premium. (Both built in Japan) Still favourite to replace my CRV, depending mainly on the ride quality.

14 February 2012

Seems expensive to me £25K (by the time you add metallic) for an upper-base spec with 150bhp and 4 wheel drive? Strewth its only a Mazda!

14 February 2012

In fairness to Mazda, prices reasonable vs homebuilt CRV & Cashcow. Auto £900 and nav £400 - if same as USA will be a TomTom - so unlike most offerings, will not drive you insane. Touch screen plus 'iDrive'. 150 bhp will be quicker than some ford engined rivals with 187bhp due light weight

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