Today we got our first look at the all-new Mazda CX5 (Maxx Sport) and from first impressions we were impressed. Sharp but subtle exterior difference set this vehicle apart from its predecessor with a few smart interior additions.

With Mazda being the undisputed king of the SUV range in Australia selling in the range of 115,000 vehicles in the past 4 years it’s interesting to see where the CX5 has developed to in its second cycle.

Overview

Mazda has taken the liberty of adding a new model to its CX5 range. This being mid-range tier aptly named the Touring thus taking the model total to a neat dozen. Pricing now begins from (RRP $28,690 (plus on-roads) – up $800 on its predecessor – for the entry-level front-wheel drive Maxx out to $49,990 (plus on-roads) – a $460 discount – for the flagship Akera turbo diesel.

The Interior

Maxx: Cloth seat trim, manual air conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear knob, cruise control, rear park sensors, multi-function trip computer, push-button start, LED headlights, 17-inch steel wheels

Maxx Sport: (in addition to Maxx) dual-zone climate control, rear seats with centre armrest storage, rear air vents, 17-inch alloy wheels

Touring: (in addition to Maxx Sport) keyless entry, leather/suede-look seat trim, head-up display with traffic sign recognition, front park sensors

GT: (in addition to Touring) sunroof, powered tailgate, adaptive front lighting, leather seat trim

Akera: (in addition to GT) radar cruise control with Stop & Go function, adaptive LED headlights, driver attention alert, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, side camera, smart brake support

Infotainment: 7.0-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/DAB radio, USB and Aux inputs, Pandora, Stitcher and Aha internet radio interface (via smartphone), satellite navigation (optional on Maxx, standard on Maxx Sport and above) six-speaker audio (10-speaker on GT and Akera)

Cargo Volume: 442 litres to rear seats, 1342 litres with seats folded

All CX5 models come equipped with push button start and a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen multimedia display with digital radio, Bluetooth and internet radio apps.

Road Specs

Engine: 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol, 140kW/251Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol, 129kW/420Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

Transmission: Six-speed manual (Maxx only) or Six-speed automatic, front and all wheel drive (depending on specification)

Suspension: MacPherson strut front, multi-link independent rear

Brakes: Four-wheel disc brakes, 297mm vented front, 303mm rear (petrol) or 320mm rear (diesel)

Steering: Electrically assisted power steering, 11.0m turning circle

Towing Capacity: 1800kg braked, 750kg unbraked

Warranty & Servicing

Warranty: 3 years/unlimited kilometres.

Servicing: Service intervals are 12months/10,000km (whichever comes first) and Mazda’s capped price servicing alternates between $300 (odd-numbered intervals) and $238 (even-numbered intervals) for the 2.0-litre petrol Maxx up to $316 and $386, or $316/$333 for the 2.5-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel GT up to five years/50,000km.

All in all, this seems to be a great update that Mazda has instated. Extra equipment with minimal price changes is sure to keep the Mazda CX5 super competitive and leading the pack.

If you’re thinking about purchasing your next vehicle, whether it be a CX5 or anything else in the Mazda range, give Milton Vehicle Brokers a call or put in an enquiry on our website and see what we can do for you!

Milton Vehicle Brokers – 1800 243 101 / (07) 3630 2955