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Mazda CX-5 GT (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 GT (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol | 4 cylinder 2.2L Turbo Diesel
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Mazda CX-5 AKERA (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 AKERA (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.2L Turbo Diesel | 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol
Mazda CX-5 MAXX SPORT (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 MAXX SPORT (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol | 4 cylinder 2.2L Turbo Diesel
Mazda CX-5 MAXX SPORT (FWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 MAXX SPORT (FWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2L Petrol | 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol
Mazda CX-5 MAXX (FWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 MAXX (FWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic | 6 Speed Manual
  • 4 cylinder 2L Petrol
Mazda CX-5 TOURING (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 TOURING (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol | 4 cylinder 2.2L Turbo Diesel
Mazda CX-5 AKERA TURBO (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 AKERA TURBO (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Turbo Petrol
Mazda CX-5 GT TURBO (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 GT TURBO (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Turbo Petrol
Mazda CX-5 GT SP (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 GT SP (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol
Mazda CX-5 MAXX (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 MAXX (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol
Mazda CX-5 GT SP TURBO (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 GT SP TURBO (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Turbo Petrol
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Mazda CX-5 TOURING ACTIVE (AWD) Price Australia

2022 Mazda CX-5 TOURING ACTIVE (AWD)

  • 5 Seat 4 Door Wagon (SUV)
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 6 Speed Automatic
  • 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol | 4 cylinder 2.2L Turbo Diesel

Mazda CX-5 Specifications

  • Mazda CX-5 Details

    Price Ranges from $ 30,980.00 to $53,680.00
    Body Style Wagon
    Release Date From February 2020 to February 2022
    Drive Type AWD / FWD
    VIN Plate Location Driver Side Front Floor
    Compliance Plate Location Lower Pass Side Centre Pillar
    Country of Origin JAPAN
    Safety ANCAP Rating 5
    Number of Doors 4
    Seating Capacity 5
    Boot Space 442 Litres
  • Mazda CX-5 Features

    • Brakes
      Disc Brake Count 4
      Disc Brakes Standard
      Ventilated Disc Brake Count 2
    • Comfort
      Air Conditioning Standard
      Armrests Front seat centre armrest
      Drink Holders Front seats
      Driving Cruise control
      Cruise control - adaptive cruise control
      Vanity Mirror Driver
      Passenger
      Ventilation System Heater type: combustion
    • Controls & Instruments
      Gauges Low tyre pressure indicator
      Trip Computer Average fuel consumption
      Average speed
      Instantaneous fuel consumption
      Range for remaining fuel
    • Electrical
      Power Sockets 12v power outlet boot/cargo
      12v power outlet front
    • Entertainment & Communications
      Audio System Colour screen
      Digital radio
      Radio: AM/FM
      Remote audio controls
      Remote audio controls type - steering wheel mounted
      Touch screen
      Bluetooth Includes music streaming
      Includes phone control
      Connections AUX jack front
      Ipod front
      USB connection front
      Media Control Touch screen
      Wheel
      Mobile Integration Android Auto
      Apple CarPlay
      Screen Dashboard 1
      Dashboard 1 control type - wheel
      Dashboard 1 screen size (in) : 8.0
      Dashboard 1 touch screen - yes
      Speakers Total: 6
    • Interior
      Luxury Trim On dash: wood or woodlook
      On doors: wood or woodlook
      On gearknob: leather
      On handbrake grip: none
      Seat Upholstery Additional seat material: cloth
      Main seat material: cloth
    • Lights & Windows
      Headlights Auto highbeam
      Bulb type (high beam)
      Bulb type (low beam)
      Height adjustable
      Height adjustment
      Lens type
      Power Windows Front
      Rear
      Rear View Mirrors Standard
      Wipers Intermittent
    • Safety & Security
      Airbags Number of: 6
      Side airbag - front
      Side curtain airbag - front and rear
      Collision Warning System Activates brake lights
      Automatic braking
      Brakes at low speed
      Driver monitor
      Minimum speed to activate (kph): 2
      Pedestrian & cyclist avoidance system
      Driver Assistance Blind spot monitor
      Lane departure warning
      Lane departure warning - activates steering
      Emergency Brake assist system
      Rear cross-traffic alert
      Isofix Standard
      Seatbelts Driver
      Driver - height adjustable
      Driver - pre-tensioners
      Passenger
      Passenger - height adjustable
      Passenger - pre-tensioners
      Vehicle Control Electronic brake distribution
      Electronic traction control
      Hill holder
    • Seating
      Second Row Seats Folding: 40/20/40
      Reclining type: manual
      Remote folding
      Seating capacity: 3
      Type: 40/20/40
      Front Row Seats - Driver Height type: manual
      Number of electrical adjustments: none
      Reach type: manual
      Reclining type: manual
      Type: bucket
      Front Row Seats - Passenger Height type: manual
      Number of electrical adjustments: none
      Reach type: manual
      Reclining type: manual
      Type: bucket
    • Steering
      Power Steering Vehicle speed proportional
      Steering Wheel Height adjustment
      Multi-function
      Telescopic adjustment
      Type: alloy & leather
    • Wheels
      Spare Wheel Rim type: steel
      Type: spacesaver
    • Colors
      Available in
      •   Deep Crystal Blue
      •   Eternal Blue
      •   Soul Red Crystal
      •   Titanium Flash
      •   Jet Black
      •   Machine Grey
      •   Sonic Silver
      •   Snowflake White Pearl
  • Mazda CX-5 Engine Specifications

    Type DIRECT FUEL INJ / TWIN TURBO CDI / TURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size From 1997cc (2L) to 2488cc (2.5L)
    Power 140kW @ 6000rpm / 140kW @ 4500rpm / 115kW @ 6000rpm / 170kW @ 5000rpm
    Torque 252Nm @ 4000rpm / 420Nm @ 2000rpm / 200Nm @ 4000rpm
    Cylinders 4
    Number of Valves 16
    Valves VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM / DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Compression Ratio From 10.50 to 14.40
    Bore/stroke 89.00x100.00 / 86.00x94.30 / 83.50x91.20
  • Mazda CX-5 Drivetrain and Wheels

    Transmission Automatic / Manual
    Drive Type AWD / FWD
    Steering Type RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
    Turning Circle 11.80
    Brake (Front) Type DISC - VENTILATED
    Brake (Rear) Type DISC
    Front Tyre & Wheel Size 225/55 R19 - 7Jx19 | 225/65 R17 - 7Jx17
    Rear Tyre & Wheel Size 225/55 R19 - 7Jx19 | 225/65 R17 - 7Jx17
    Front Suspension Type MacPherson Strut / CS / GD / ARB
    Rear Suspension Type MLS / CS / GD / ARB
  • Mazda CX-5 Fuel Specifications

    Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
    Fuel Tank Capacity From 56.0L to 58.0L
    Fuel Consumption Combined (Average) From 2.9L/100km to 4.1L/100km
    Fuel Consumption City (Average) From 5.7L/100km to 8.2L/100km
    Fuel Consumption Highway (Average) -
    Emission Standard -
  • Mazda CX-5 Dimensions

    Length 4,550mm
    Width From 56mm to 58mm
    Height 1,675mm
    Wheelbase 2,700mm
    Front Track From 1,585mm to 1,595mm
    Rear Track From 1,585mm to 1,595mm
    Ground Clearance 193mm
    Gross Vehicle Mass From 1,990kg to 2,215kg
    Gross Combination Mass -
  • Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity

    Braked Towing Capacity 1,800kg
    Unbraked Towing Capacity 750kg

Mazda CX-5
Wait Times / Availability

65 days

Wait time increasing

The current estimated delivery time as of May 2022 on a new Mazda CX-5 is currently at 65 days which is up 4 days or 7% from last month

Mazda CX-5 FAQs

PMC Says...

8.8 / 10
Mazda CX-5
Sporting a new facelift, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes in six variants, with a mid-tier Touring Active variant replacing the top-spec GT. Compared with the outgoing model, this iteration gets a host of new features in every model. That includes a 7.0-inch digital instrument display, heads-up display, LED headlights and tail lights, plus Mazda’s innovative Mi-Drive mode selector for petrol AWD models. One area where Mazda has stuck to its guns is the choice of engines across the CX-5 range. That means you’ll find the same range of engines like the 115kW/200Nm 2.0-litre petrol, 140kW/252Nm 2.5-litre petrol, 170kW/420Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol, and 140kW/450Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. Those sad about the demise of the GT variant may be pleased to see the GT SP grade takes its place atop the line-up, and importantly, it has been given an upgrade in terms of equipment and features. Drive quality and ride comfort are certainly better than your standard crossover SUV, and with a lot on offer to entertain the whole family, this versatile unit is a top-seller for good reason. Head to your local Mazda dealership today and try the 2022 CX-5.

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Expert Review

Mazda CX-5 Range

by Rene
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Mazda’s mid-sized CX-5 family SUV is back with an update in 2022, boasting new features and a fresh facelift. The changes come with a price increase over the superseded MY21 model, with the entry-level Maxx now priced from $32,190 before on-road costs. Already a popular unit, this car has started the new year on a bright note as January’s top-selling SUV, but things are now even more appealing.

Why has the CX-5 been such a popular model over the years? For starters, Australians can’t get enough of SUVs. But beyond that, Mazda has put together a winning formula that really excels across the board, and families are prepared to pay a little premium for a quality car that meets all their day-to-day needs.

01.01-hero-banner-mobile-without-disclaimer

Mazda’s mid-sized CX-5 family SUV is back with an update in 2022, boasting new features and a fresh facelift. The changes come with a price increase over the superseded MY21 model, with the entry-level Maxx now priced from $32,190 before on-road costs. Already a popular unit, this car has started the new year on a bright note as January’s top-selling SUV, but things are now even more appealing.

Why has the CX-5 been such a popular model over the years? For starters, Australians can’t get enough of SUVs. But beyond that, Mazda has put together a winning formula that really excels across the board, and families are prepared to pay a little premium for a quality car that meets all their day-to-day needs.

What features are included?

The refreshed CX-5 is nearing the end of its second-generation run, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese auto-maker from giving this popular model an upgrade that ensures its rivals don’t get one over on it. As part of the changes, Mazda has dropped the three all-wheel-drive versions of the Maxx and Maxx Sport, as well as the GT variant. The company has introduced one new variant into the fold, with the 2.5-litre petrol or turbo-diesel Touring Active slotting in between the Maxx Sport and GT SP.

When it comes to features, the CX-5 has always been brimming with kit. In 2022, that trend continues, with this unit benefiting from a swag of new gear. First, however, Mazda has given the CX-5 a makeover, with the exterior borrowing styling tweaks from the smaller CX-30, and CX-50 sold exclusively overseas.

The updated features list across the range includes full LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam, heads-up display, infotainment system and digital instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, digital radio, plus active safety aids that we’ll touch on later.

If you upgrade from the Maxx to the Maxx Sport, you can also expect dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and traffic-sign recognition, among other perks. The Touring receives bonuses like heated side mirrors, wireless phone charging, keyless entry, leather and suede trim, plus front parking sensors, while the Touring Active is treated to unique styling.

Most of the high-end inclusions are saved for the GT SP and Akera, including larger alloys, sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, power adjustable seating, Bose audio system, heated seats, and more.

Engine options include naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol units, as well as a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre twin-turbocharged diesel - each mated to a six-speed auto or manual transmission. Output ranges from 115kW of power and 200Nm of torque in the Maxx, to 170kW and 420Nm in the top-spec turbo petrol or 140kW and 450Nm in the top-spec turbo-diesel. The inclusion of drive mode select system is a welcome addition, while fuel economy across the range runs from as low as 5.7L/100km in the turbo-diesel to 8.2L/100km in the turbo petrol.

Rounding things out, Mazda offers a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, as well as a five-year roadside assistance program. It also offers new car buyers a capped-price servicing program covering the first five years or 50,000 kilometres, starting from a total cost of $1,810.

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Practicality, amenity and comfort

As a family car, the CX-5 offers plenty in the way of amenity, especially as you work your way up the range towards the GT SP and Akera variants. Mazda has really paid more attention to ergonomics in the MY22 version of this SUV, and the Japanese auto-maker believes its efforts to redesign the seating with its new S-shape seat structure have paid dividends in terms of stability and comfort.

Cabin noise has also been reduced dramatically, which is another major improvement compared with the outgoing range. With that said, for a family SUV, the CX-5 falls a little short in terms of cargo space. While it’s not small by any means, a claimed 438 litres with the rear seats upright, or 1,340 litres in a 40/20/20 folded format is well behind some of the rivals like the RAV4, with a minimum of 580 litres.

The infotainment system and smartphone connectivity work well, while the all-new heads-up display adds to the practicality of this unit. The rest of the interior has a premium feel, with ok legroom in the rear - perhaps a touch on the shorter side for tall occupants - and what is otherwise an organised and logical design. You’ll also find up to 2000kg braked towing capacity, a handy inclusion.

How does it drive?

One of the original criticisms of the CX-5 when it was launched years ago was that the base model offered a relatively subdued performance. Things have come leaps and bounds since then, with turbo models at the top of the range flipping that equation on its head, but the Maxx is still a little ‘light’ on.

Pleasingly, there is ample power in the top-spec models such as the GT SP and Akera, although it still doesn’t quite feel as robust as you might expect based on the numbers. Obviously that means at the entry-level point you may find the CX-5 a little short in terms of gusto, but at the same time, we are talking about a practical and family-oriented SUV here, not a sports wagon.

On a similar note, the CX-5 falls a little short in terms of ride comfort, mainly through corners at speed, despite adjustments to the suspension set-up and a stiffer structure. Mazda has sought to improve overall dynamics, and truth be told, the MY22 CX-5 is a cut above the outgoing model, but not over the line yet.

The manufacturer has made steering and dynamic enhancements that are noticeable, it just feels as though there is still room for improvement. In what is a good sign, however, Mazda has tweaked the damping settings and transmission for smoother acceleration, while cabin noise is dramatically lower as we mentioned earlier.

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How safe is it?

Based on an ANCAP safety from 2017, the Mazda CX-5 wears a five-star safety rating. Since testing, Mazda has packed even more features in this model, really cementing the status of this SUV as a safe vehicle for the family.

Back to the ANCAP rating, and the CX-5 scored 95% for adult occupant protection, 80% for child occupant protection, 78% for pedestrian protection, and 59% for safety assist - a rating that will no doubt be higher if the CX-5 were to be re-tested today.

Active safety runs deep across the entire range, and this is really one of the highlights of the CX-5. It might be the full suite in terms of practicality and polish on the road as some of its peers, but it has no better when it comes to safety. 

Safety inclusions across the entire CX-5 range span dual frontal as well as side chest and head airbags, AEB with forward pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, driver attention alerts, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and tyre pressure monitoring.

Verdict

PROS: Lengthy equipment list, exemplary safety suite, improved seating, less cabin noise, noticeable improvement in dynamics over outgoing model

CONS: Small cargo hold compared with peers, not the most spacious second row, ride comfort and performance still has room for improvement

Mazda may have increased prices across the board for the MY22 CX-5 range, but it has also gone all out in making a number of improvements, design changes, and adding an assortment of features to justify the higher price-tag. It’s easier to say that this model now represents even more value than it did at the lower price-point, such is the evolution on offer here in this refreshed model.

While the cargo hold and second-row are not quite as roomy as others on the market, and the performance of the CX-5 could still do with some tweaks, Mazda has done a commendable effort in bridging the gap against our expectations with this interim update. Packed with all sorts of features, active safety, a generous aftercare program, as well as sharper dynamics, the MY22 CX-5 is the best version of this family SUV thus far. There are plenty of configurations to choose from, and with that it is easy to see why Mazda and the CX-5 are enjoying runaway success despite all the competition.

Mazda CX-5 Maxx specifications

Body: 5-door, 5-seat SUV

Drive: FWD

Engine: 1998cc 4-cyl, DOHC, 16v

Power: 115kW @ 6000rpm

Torque: 200Nm @ 4000rpm

0-100km/h: Undisclosed

Fuel consumption: 6.9L/100km (combined)

Weight: 1576kg

Transmission: Six-speed auto or manual

Suspension: Front - MacPherson strut; Rear - Multi-link

Price: $32.190 (from)

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CarAdvice

8.2 / 10

Refine. Repeat. Refine. Repeat. This is the approach taken to the rollout of the mild updates on the 2020 Mazda CX-5 range. Still a sales powerhouse (second in the medium SUV category to date – 5562 units, behind Toyota RAV4 at 8656), the CX-5 has been ‘enhanced’ rather than changed for the new model year. Additions to the safety suite, refinements to sound...

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Carsales

7.9 / 10

There is one thing certain about the update for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 – it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. At entry level, the CX-5 has risen in price by just $100. And all trim levels above the bargain-basement Maxx grade have risen in price by as little as $200. What do you get extra for such a miniscule sum of money? First and foremost, the all-wheel drive...

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Carsguide

7.8 / 10

The Mazda CX-5 is a mid-sized SUV with five seats and along with being a family favourite it’s also been considered the segment ‘benchmark’ for the way it drives, its safety tech and styling. Recently, new-generation rivals such as Toyota’s super-practical RAV4 have arrived to challenge the CX-5, but the Mazda continues to impress. The SUV I’ve tested here i...

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Drive

7.8 / 10

A year, it seems, is a long time in the automotive world. Take the all-new second-generation Mazda CX-5, launched in March 2017 to continue the medium SUV’s long run of commercial success (it’s the number-one-selling SUV in the segment). Now, less than 18 months later, Mazda has already ‘updated’ the chart-topper, while also trimming a few bucks from the pri...

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Whichcar

N/A

Hand-me-downs ordinarily have a negative connotation, but not so in the CX-5’s case. Mazda’s popular medium SUV has gained the same 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol inline four as the much larger Mazda CX-9, following in the footsteps of the Mazda 6 that received the same upgrade last year. With a stout 170kW and 420Nm on hand, that engine adds a great deal mor...

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Carol F. in Croydon, VIC

5 / 10

We purchased our CX5 a couple of years ago. We are still very happy with it. Very comfortable to drive and has outstanding safety features.

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Mark in Marsden, QLD

5 / 10

Excellent Mid Size SUV. Comfort able, economical with plenty of room in the boot. Auto is great and paddles make it like a manual. If you don't want a turbo or CVT this is the car for you. Plus it looks great in silver.

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Greg F. in Laverton North, VIC

5 / 10

My wife and i have nothing but praise for our new Mazda CX5 . The car is a pleasure to drive it is extremely good on fuel. It gives a very comfortable drive even over long distance . The seat height is a blessing for us both as we suffer from arthritis in our knees , we no longer have to climb down or up to enter the CX5. It took us some time to navigate our...

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01.01-hero-banner-mobile-without-disclaimer

Mazda’s mid-sized CX-5 family SUV is back with an update in 2022, boasting new features and a fresh facelift. The changes come with a price increase over the superseded MY21 model, with the entry-level Maxx now priced from $32,190 before on-road costs. Already a popular unit, this car has started the new year on a bright note as January’s top-selling SUV, but things are now even more appealing.

Why has the CX-5 been such a popular model over the years? For starters, Australians can’t get enough of SUVs. But beyond that, Mazda has put together a winning formula that really excels across the board, and families are prepared to pay a little premium for a quality car that meets all their day-to-day needs.

01.01-hero-banner-mobile-without-disclaimer

Mazda’s mid-sized CX-5 family SUV is back with an update in 2022, boasting new features and a fresh facelift. The changes come with a price increase over the superseded MY21 model, with the entry-level Maxx now priced from $32,190 before on-road costs. Already a popular unit, this car has started the new year on a bright note as January’s top-selling SUV, but things are now even more appealing.

Why has the CX-5 been such a popular model over the years? For starters, Australians can’t get enough of SUVs. But beyond that, Mazda has put together a winning formula that really excels across the board, and families are prepared to pay a little premium for a quality car that meets all their day-to-day needs.

What features are included?

The refreshed CX-5 is nearing the end of its second-generation run, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese auto-maker from giving this popular model an upgrade that ensures its rivals don’t get one over on it. As part of the changes, Mazda has dropped the three all-wheel-drive versions of the Maxx and Maxx Sport, as well as the GT variant. The company has introduced one new variant into the fold, with the 2.5-litre petrol or turbo-diesel Touring Active slotting in between the Maxx Sport and GT SP.

When it comes to features, the CX-5 has always been brimming with kit. In 2022, that trend continues, with this unit benefiting from a swag of new gear. First, however, Mazda has given the CX-5 a makeover, with the exterior borrowing styling tweaks from the smaller CX-30, and CX-50 sold exclusively overseas.

The updated features list across the range includes full LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam, heads-up display, infotainment system and digital instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, digital radio, plus active safety aids that we’ll touch on later.

If you upgrade from the Maxx to the Maxx Sport, you can also expect dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and traffic-sign recognition, among other perks. The Touring receives bonuses like heated side mirrors, wireless phone charging, keyless entry, leather and suede trim, plus front parking sensors, while the Touring Active is treated to unique styling.

Most of the high-end inclusions are saved for the GT SP and Akera, including larger alloys, sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, power adjustable seating, Bose audio system, heated seats, and more.

Engine options include naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol units, as well as a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre twin-turbocharged diesel - each mated to a six-speed auto or manual transmission. Output ranges from 115kW of power and 200Nm of torque in the Maxx, to 170kW and 420Nm in the top-spec turbo petrol or 140kW and 450Nm in the top-spec turbo-diesel. The inclusion of drive mode select system is a welcome addition, while fuel economy across the range runs from as low as 5.7L/100km in the turbo-diesel to 8.2L/100km in the turbo petrol.

Rounding things out, Mazda offers a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, as well as a five-year roadside assistance program. It also offers new car buyers a capped-price servicing program covering the first five years or 50,000 kilometres, starting from a total cost of $1,810.

Screenshot 2022-02-20 11.57.00 AM

Practicality, amenity and comfort

As a family car, the CX-5 offers plenty in the way of amenity, especially as you work your way up the range towards the GT SP and Akera variants. Mazda has really paid more attention to ergonomics in the MY22 version of this SUV, and the Japanese auto-maker believes its efforts to redesign the seating with its new S-shape seat structure have paid dividends in terms of stability and comfort.

Cabin noise has also been reduced dramatically, which is another major improvement compared with the outgoing range. With that said, for a family SUV, the CX-5 falls a little short in terms of cargo space. While it’s not small by any means, a claimed 438 litres with the rear seats upright, or 1,340 litres in a 40/20/20 folded format is well behind some of the rivals like the RAV4, with a minimum of 580 litres.

The infotainment system and smartphone connectivity work well, while the all-new heads-up display adds to the practicality of this unit. The rest of the interior has a premium feel, with ok legroom in the rear - perhaps a touch on the shorter side for tall occupants - and what is otherwise an organised and logical design. You’ll also find up to 2000kg braked towing capacity, a handy inclusion.

How does it drive?

One of the original criticisms of the CX-5 when it was launched years ago was that the base model offered a relatively subdued performance. Things have come leaps and bounds since then, with turbo models at the top of the range flipping that equation on its head, but the Maxx is still a little ‘light’ on.

Pleasingly, there is ample power in the top-spec models such as the GT SP and Akera, although it still doesn’t quite feel as robust as you might expect based on the numbers. Obviously that means at the entry-level point you may find the CX-5 a little short in terms of gusto, but at the same time, we are talking about a practical and family-oriented SUV here, not a sports wagon.

On a similar note, the CX-5 falls a little short in terms of ride comfort, mainly through corners at speed, despite adjustments to the suspension set-up and a stiffer structure. Mazda has sought to improve overall dynamics, and truth be told, the MY22 CX-5 is a cut above the outgoing model, but not over the line yet.

The manufacturer has made steering and dynamic enhancements that are noticeable, it just feels as though there is still room for improvement. In what is a good sign, however, Mazda has tweaked the damping settings and transmission for smoother acceleration, while cabin noise is dramatically lower as we mentioned earlier.

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How safe is it?

Based on an ANCAP safety from 2017, the Mazda CX-5 wears a five-star safety rating. Since testing, Mazda has packed even more features in this model, really cementing the status of this SUV as a safe vehicle for the family.

Back to the ANCAP rating, and the CX-5 scored 95% for adult occupant protection, 80% for child occupant protection, 78% for pedestrian protection, and 59% for safety assist - a rating that will no doubt be higher if the CX-5 were to be re-tested today.

Active safety runs deep across the entire range, and this is really one of the highlights of the CX-5. It might be the full suite in terms of practicality and polish on the road as some of its peers, but it has no better when it comes to safety. 

Safety inclusions across the entire CX-5 range span dual frontal as well as side chest and head airbags, AEB with forward pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, driver attention alerts, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and tyre pressure monitoring.

Verdict

PROS: Lengthy equipment list, exemplary safety suite, improved seating, less cabin noise, noticeable improvement in dynamics over outgoing model

CONS: Small cargo hold compared with peers, not the most spacious second row, ride comfort and performance still has room for improvement

Mazda may have increased prices across the board for the MY22 CX-5 range, but it has also gone all out in making a number of improvements, design changes, and adding an assortment of features to justify the higher price-tag. It’s easier to say that this model now represents even more value than it did at the lower price-point, such is the evolution on offer here in this refreshed model.

While the cargo hold and second-row are not quite as roomy as others on the market, and the performance of the CX-5 could still do with some tweaks, Mazda has done a commendable effort in bridging the gap against our expectations with this interim update. Packed with all sorts of features, active safety, a generous aftercare program, as well as sharper dynamics, the MY22 CX-5 is the best version of this family SUV thus far. There are plenty of configurations to choose from, and with that it is easy to see why Mazda and the CX-5 are enjoying runaway success despite all the competition.

Mazda CX-5 Maxx specifications

Body: 5-door, 5-seat SUV

Drive: FWD

Engine: 1998cc 4-cyl, DOHC, 16v

Power: 115kW @ 6000rpm

Torque: 200Nm @ 4000rpm

0-100km/h: Undisclosed

Fuel consumption: 6.9L/100km (combined)

Weight: 1576kg

Transmission: Six-speed auto or manual

Suspension: Front - MacPherson strut; Rear - Multi-link

Price: $32.190 (from)

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