Mazda CX-5

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How much does the Mazda CX-5 cost to run?

The 2.2L diesel is the most economical Mazda CX-5 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Mazda CX-5 2.2L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does just over 61 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Range Rover Evoque 2.2L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 20, which is lower than the Land Rover Freelander 2.2L diesel, but higher than the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.3L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
mpg48.7 - 61.4
emissions119 - 152
tax£200.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 23

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Mazda CX-5: How big is the boot?

The Mazda CX-5 has a below average boot space (502 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Mazda CX-5 easy to park?

The Mazda CX-5 is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Suzuki Jimny.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the CX-5 is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 248mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Mazda CX-5 has the best performance?

The fastest Mazda CX-5 from 0-60, is the 2.2L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 420 lbs/ft torque and 175 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Jeep Cherokee 2.2L diesel, which will beat your Mazda CX-5 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.2L diesel
zeroTo628.8 - 10.7
torque380 - 445
bhp150 - 184

What size caravan or trailer, can the Mazda CX-5 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Mazda CX-5 2.2L diesel which has 445 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.