Mazda CX-5 (2017–)

Model History

November 2016

Mazda revealed 2017 CX-5

It’s a completely redesigned edition of the compact SUV that in 2012 kicked-off a generation of critically acclaimed cars featuring the company’s efficient lightweight SKYACTIV Technology and award-winning KODO – Soul of Motion designs.

Mazda refined virtually every aspect of the all-new CX-5, aiming to share the pleasure of driving with everyone on board. The new generation was engineered with a strong focus on human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance corresponding to driver expectations, but also prioritising passenger comfort for a pleasant ride in a remarkably quiet and finely crafted cabin.

The 2017 CX-5 comes with the full range of SKYACTIV Technology including two petrol engines – the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 – and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel. All three deliver powerful, linear performance along with outstanding real-world fuel economy and remarkably low emissions. The new model also features G-Vectoring Control, a new Jinba Ittai – enhancing technology from Mazda. Additional highlights include a windscreen head-up display – one of the first in its class – and a remote-controlled power liftgate.

March 2017

Mazda CX-5 prices announced

Available in two highly-specified trim levels, the ten model UK range starts at just £23,695. Both Mazda’s SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmissions feature in the range, as does the latest generation of Mazda’s intelligent i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

Powered by a familiar range of SKYACTIV engines, the 2.0-litre 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine is available in SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox.

Making up the bulk of the range, the popular 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive and AWD transmissions, plus comes with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive gearbox. Sitting at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 175ps SKYACTIV-D comes exclusively in Sport Nav trim and is equipped with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD, and like the lower output diesel, it can be matched to either automatic or manual transmission.

All models feature a generous standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a 7-inch colour touch-screen display with Mazda’s integrated navigation. Sport Nav cars add to this with a host of premium highlights including a reversing camera, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel. Offered in a Mazda for the first time, Sport Nav models also feature a power lift tailgate, plus a new head-up display (HUD) that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition.

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

‘On the road’ (OTR) Retail Price

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD SE-L Nav

£23,695

Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD Sport Nav

£26,695

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav

£25,695

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav Auto

£27,195

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps AWD SE-L Nav

£27,695

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps AWD SE-L Nav Auto

£29,495

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav

£28,695

Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav Auto

£30,195

Mazda CX-5 2.2 175ps AWD Sport Nav

£31,395

Mazda CX-5 2.2 175ps AWD Sport Nav Auto

£33,195

July 2018

Updated Mazda CX-5 goes on sale

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 features a revised ten-model line-up across highly-specified SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ trim levels. As before, both Mazda’s SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmissions feature in the range, as does the latest generation of Mazda’s intelligent i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system, while thanks to the introduction of a 165ps SKYACTIV-G 2WD automatic - for the first time in the UK you can now match a petrol engine to an automatic gearbox.

Powered by a familiar range of SKYACTIV engines, the 2.0-litre 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine is available in SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ trim and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

The popular 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive and comes with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive gearbox. Sitting at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 184ps high-output SKYACTIV-D comes exclusively in Sport Nav+ trim and is equipped with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD, and like the lower output diesel, it can be matched to either automatic or manual transmission.

In addition to the efficiency gains, the higher output version of the 2.2-litre engine sees power increase from 175PS to 184PS with torque improving 25Nm to 445Nm.

There's a new design of 19-inch Metallic alloy wheel on Sport Nav+ models being the only exterior change. Inside, the CX-5 merges meticulous cockpit ergonomics with a sophisticated, high-quality and spacious cabin environment.

In addition, the updated 2018 model year Mazda CX-5 gets more active safety equipment as standard, with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic alert, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning now standard across the range, while the optional safety pack on Sport Nav+ models now features a 360 view camera and Adaptive LED Headlamps.

Other highlights include Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic paint, which both use Mazda’s unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology. Compared to the first-generation CX-5’s Soul Red Metallic paint, Soul Red Crystal increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent.

January 2019

2019 Mazda CX-5 range announced

Featuring an unchanged range of Skyactiv SCR engines, and building on last year’s updates, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 now features Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM as standard across the range and a revised climate control panel.

A thicker front-anti roll bar, smaller rear anti-roll bar and revised front stabiliser bushings combine with new urethane material in the rear damper top mounts and amended damping valve structures to deliver the handling improvements. In addition, the 2019 CX-5 features an updated version of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system – GVC Plus, which now features direct yaw control to enhance stability at speed.

August 2019

RDE1 Mazda CX5s are available for 2019/69 registration.

What does a Mazda CX-5 (2017) cost?

List Price from £26,405
Buy new from £23,604
Contract hire from £246.49 per month