The Mazda CX-5 is adored by many simply because of its combination of luxury, audacious, groovy and sporty looks. Its muscular shoulders and striking lines make it noticeable from the crowd.
What I like most about the car is the fact that road etiquettes are well attended to. The car fares better in handling than most SUVs and it is one of the best-handling SUVs we’ve driven in the past years.
The CX-5 is the first Mazda production car to the new design philosophy of KODO, a new design direction for all Mazda cars, which emulates the muscular lines, strength and agility.
It also comes with safety features including, anti-lock brake system, high level brake light, fog lamps, central Locking, auto lock: motion, side airbag, driver airbag, passenger airbag, rain sensor, on-board navigation and more.
The Mazda CX-5 has a remarkable interior craftsmanship and features a splendidly laid out dashboard that comes with logically and intuitively positioned controls. These controls are easy to reach and operate.
The multi-function commander control allows effortless selection of menus and functions with minimum distraction.
Satellite navigation is easily read on the colour touch screen. Featuring spoken street names and advanced lane guidance.
Other features include Bluetooth technology, CD/radio/MP3 player with USB and auxiliary port.
A newly designed grille and signature wing bring out bolder and renewed energy to the athletic shape of Mazda CX-5. The LED headlamps create an enhanced sense of vitality by adopting a redesigned interior layout and new LED lighting signature.
On the road
The Mazda CX-5 handles well and hits all the right marks. The engine produces 141 kW and 256 Nm (at 3250 rpm), and the powerplant changes ratios very slickly.
- Power: 141kW at 5700rpm
- Torque: 256Nm at 3250rpm
- 0-100 km/h: N/A
- Top speed: N/A
- Fuel consumption: 6.9/100km
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 56L
- Price: From R341 000
What we like
- Distinctive features and modern technology
- Impressive interior craftsmanship
- Luxury finishes
- Advanced audio system and sound quality
- Interior space is reasonable
What we don’t like about the car:
- The car is not fuel efficient
Out of five rating: