Mazda CX-5 (2012–2016)

Model History

April 2011

Mazda CX-5 confirmed

Mazda confirmed that the Minagi will go into production, but with the name changed to the CX-5. It's the first production Mazda to incorporate new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme and will also feature blend of innovative SKYACTIV technologies

Mazda Motor Corporation announced today (Monday) that its all-new compact crossover SUV, which is scheduled to launch in the UK in 2012, will be called the Mazda CX-5.

All-new, the Mazda CX-5 is the production model derived from the Mazda MINAGI concept car, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, and will also be shown at the New York International Auto Show which opens this week (20 April).

The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme that premiered on the Mazda SHINARI concept car last year. When it appears in Mazda showrooms around the world next year, the compact SUV will feature a full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies, including new-generation engines, transmissions, bodyshell design and chassis engineering.

September 2011

Engine line-up to include Mazda's 165ps SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine, which will be available in 150ps and 175ps versions. Each engine has a record-breaking compression ratio of 14:1 for enhanced efficiency. Mazda's engineers focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km for the 2WD SKYACTIV-D 2.2 Mazda CX-5.

The 150ps derivative has a CO2 emissions figure of just 119g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 62.8mpg. Meanwhile, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine has a CO2 emissions figure of 139g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 47.1mpg. The Mazda CX-5 features the full range of SKYACTIV Technology including improved aerodynamics, vehicle weight reduction, chassis developments and new manual and automatic transmissions matched to the new engines.

March 2012

Standard Smart City Automatic Braking fittedMazda has developed a new advanced safety technology called ‘Smart City Brake Support' (SCBS), which helps a driver to avoid a frontal collision when driving at low speeds in the city or in slow moving traffic. The SCBS system will make its first appearance fitted as standard on the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV, which goes on sale this spring.

The innovative SCBS system uses a laser sensor to detect a vehicle or obstacle in front of the Mazda CX-5 and if the driver fails to slow his/her vehicle appropriately, or to take avoiding action, SCBS automatically activates the brakes and reduces the engine output at the same time. In this way, SCBS helps to avoid collisions or mitigate the damage from rear-end collisions at low speeds, which are among the most common accidents.

When driving at speeds between 2.5 and 19mph, a laser sensor mounted at the top of the windscreen detects a vehicle or obstacle in front of the car and monitors the gap and the closing speed. If the SCBS calculates that there is a risk of a collision occurring - if the driver were to take no action - it pre-pressures the braking system. This ensures a faster response when the driver activates the brakes or, if the driver fails to perform any avoidance manoeuvre or apply the brakes, an automatic braking operation is activated. Effective when the speed difference between the driver's car and the vehicle in front is less than 19mph, the system is designed to avoid or mitigate the damage from a collision.

Mazda Motor Corporation is intensifying its safety-related research and development efforts, aiming for the ultimate goal of realising an accident-free and safe motorised society. Mazda intends to extend its advanced safety technologies, such as SCBS, to future new models, following its debut on Mazda CX-5, to contribute to provide all customers with driving pleasure together with outstanding environmental and safety performance.

  • CX-5 2.0SE-L 165PS 2WD £21,395 BIK 18%
  • CX-5 2.0SE-L NAV 165PS 2WD £21,795 BIK 18%
  • CX-5 2.0 Sport 165PS 2WD £23,595 BIK 18%
  • CX-5 2.0 Sport NAV 165PS 2WD £23,995 BIK 18%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L 150PS 2WD £22,995 BIK 17%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L Auto 150PS 2WD £24,295 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L NAV 150PS 2WD £23,395 BIK 17%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L Auto NAV 150PS 2WD £24,695 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport 150PS 2WD £25,195 BIK 17%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport NAV 150PS 2WD £25,195 BIK 17%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L 150PS 4WD £24,695 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L Auto 150PS 4WD £25,895 BIK 22%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L NAV 150PS 4WD £25,095 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D SE-L Auto NAV 150PS 4WD £26,295 BIK 22%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport 175PS 4WD £27,195 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport Auto 175PS 4WD £28,395 BIK 22%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport NAV175PS 4WD £27,595 BIK 21%
  • CX-5 2.2 D Sport NAV Auto175PS 4WD £28,795 BIK 22%

Available in UK from mid May 2012.

October 2012

Mazda CX-5 Insurance Rates Cut. Mazda's investment in ‘active' safety technology to help drivers avoid accidents or reduce the severity of collisions has resulted in cheaper insurance for the owners of every Mazda CX-5.

Because Mazda's ‘Smart City Brake Support' (SCBS) system is standard-fit across the CX-5 compact SUV range, the ABI (Association of British Insurers) has decided to lower the original insurance group ratings for this model by two groups - across the 18-strong line-up - from 20 October.

2WD

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

'On the road'

Retail

CO 2

(g/km)

RFL

Band

Lowered

Insurance

Group

P11D

Value

Monthly BIK

20 / 40%

2.0 SE-L

£21,395

139

E

15E

18%

£64 / £127

2.0 SE-L NAV

£21,995

139

E

15E

18%

£65 / £131

2.0 Sport

£23,595

139

E

16E

18%

£70/£141

2.0 Sport NAV

£24,195

139

E

16E

18%

£72 / £144

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 SE-L (150)

£22,995

119

C

18E

17%

£65 / £130

2.2 SE-L NAV (150)

£23,595

119

C

18E

17%

£67 / £133

2.2 SE-L Auto (150)

£24,295

139

E

18E

21%

£84 / £169

2.2 SE-L NAV Auto (150)

£24,895

139

E

18E

21%

£87 / £173

2.2 Sport (150)

£25,195

119

C

19E

17%

£71 / £142

2.2 Sport NAV (150)

£25,795

119

C

19E

17%

£73 / £146

AWD

'On the road'

Retail

CO 2

(g/km)

RFL

Band

Lowered Insurance

Group

P11D

Value

Monthly BIK

20 / 40%

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 SE-L (150)

£24,695

136

E

17E

21%

£86 / £172

2.2 SE-L NAV (150)

£25,295

136

E

17E

21%

£88 / £176

2.2 SE-L Auto (150)

£25,895

144

F

17E

22%

£94 / £189

2.2 SE-L NAV Auto (150)

£26,495

144

F

17E

22%

£96 / £193

2.2 Sport (175)

£27,195

136

E

21E

21%

£95 / £189

2.2 Sport NAV (175)

£27,795

136

E

21E

21%

£97 / £193

2.2 Sport Auto (175)

£28,395

144

F

21E

22%

£103 / £207

2.2 Sport NAV Auto (175)

£28,995

144

F

21E

22%

£106 / £211

October 2013

SE-L Lux and SEL-Lux Nav models added

Come with a powered tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, full leather trim in Black or Stone (no cost option), a six-way power adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats with three-stage temperature settings.

The Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux is available from £24,495 on the road (OTR), while the SE-L Lux Nav costs from £25,195 (OTR) - both prices being £1,200 above the standard SE-L models.

February 2014

CX-5 Upgraded

Every model is equipped with revised suspension featuring re-tuned dampers, bushes and stabilisers which improve driving dynamics by delivering increased ride comfort and reduced noise, vibration and harshness.

Manual transmission Mazda CX-5 models are now fitted with a new clutch restart system that allows engine restart by depressing the clutch (within three seconds of stalling), without the need to use the engine start/stop button. Automatic transmission models now have a straight-shift gate, as fitted to the all-new Mazda3.

Further upgrades are applied to all SE-L Lux and Sport models, with a memory function for the powered driver’s seat and a 6-way powered passenger seat as standard. Full leather trim comes in Black (as standard) and for 2014, Light Stone leather (as featured on the all-new Mazda3 and Mazda6), is a £200 option.

The 20-strong line-up of Mazda CX-5 models for 2014 is priced from £21,595 to £29,595 on-the-road (OTR). Customers can choose from 165ps petrol or 150/175ps diesel engines, six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, three specification levels (SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport, with or without Nav) and 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) – depending on model.

January 2015

Mazda CX-5 2015 Upgrade announced: U

pgraded 2015 Mazda CX-5 model range priced from £22,295 to £30,595 on-the-road (OTR), on sale in the UK from Spring 2015. 16-strong two-and all-wheel drive range features improved standard equipment throughout SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport Nav model grades. New DAB radio, 7-inch colour touch screen, Multimedia Commander, MZD Connect infotainment and an Integrated Navigation system. Technologically enhanced Sport Nav option Safety Pack, including Adaptive LED headlamps (ALD), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSMw/RCTA), and Rear Smart City Brake Support (RrSCBS)

Standard equipment specification of every model in the CX-5 line-up has been enhanced through the addition of manual front passenger seat height adjustment, an electronic parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, and the company's Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control.

A new 7-inch, full-colour, centre console touch-screen incorporates DAB radio, two ports for USB connectivity and MZD Connect. Paired with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services.

Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefit from new exterior features including 19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, and LED foglamps.

Inside, the Sport Nav standard equipment specification is further bolstered by a new Integrated Navigation system which offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updating.

SE-L Lux and Sport Nav grade options now include Stone Leather upholstery (in lieu of black), whilst the Sport Nav options list further benefits from Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and an evolution of the Safety Pack which incorporates several newly-developed technologies.

Adaptive LED headlamps (ALH) automatically adjust the array of high beam illumination to avoid dazzling the occupants of both oncoming and preceding vehicles, without the need to switch to low beam lighting.

The Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Attention Alert (DAA) builds on the existing Lane Departure Warning system, providing steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if the driver strays from the middle of the chosen lane. Having first learned the owners driving style, DAA operates at speeds of over 40mph, alerting drivers to take a break if it detects a degradation in driving style indicating fatigue.

Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSMw/RCTA) combines two systems in one for greater safety. The system's larger detection area to the side and rear of the vehicle provides better coverage, whilst BSM employs the same system sensors to detect pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles when reversing.

Rear Smart City Brake Support (RrSCBS) operates at speeds of between 2 and 5mph when reversing, automatically applying the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact..

June 2015

Mazda CX-5 2.2D Skyactiv 175 Sport Nav won best Tow Car 2015 in the 1,550-1,699kg category by the experts from Practical Caravan Magazine, What Car? and the Camping and Caravan Club.

What does a Mazda CX-5 (2012 – 2016) cost?

List Price from £24,100
Buy new from £21,826
Contract hire from £241.20 per month