Mazda CX-5 GT SP latest addition to its range of SP models. It has piano black door mirror housings and black metallic 19-inch alloy wheels and black interior trim highlights and seats finished in black Maztex and Grand Luxe Synthetic Suede upholstery with contrasting red stitching.

Updated specification in the other in the CX-5 range includes new-generation infotainment for GT models and above new alloy wheels for Maxx

Mazda’s latest 10.25-inch full-colour widescreen Mazda Connect infotainment system is fitted in Mazda CX-5 GT, GT SP and Akera models. This is faster-loading with higher-quality graphics and audio sound quality as it uses digital, rather than analogue, signalling.

Maxx, Maxx Sport and Touring variants use an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen MZD display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the range.

Boosting the entry-point CX-5 Maxx’s aesthetic is a new 17-inch alloy wheel, replacing the steel wheels previously employed.

Updated Mazda CX-5 is offered with front- and all-wheel drive, manual and automatic transmissions and petrol and diesel engines.

Maxx and Maxx Sport front-wheel drive is a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine with 115kW of power. Peak torque is 200Nm at a rathe high 4,000rpm.

The i-Activ AWD (all-wheel drive) Maxx and Maxx Sport have a 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine. It has 140kW, and 252Nm at 4,000rpm. It drives through a six-speed automatic.

A 2.2-litre twin-turbo Skyactiv-D diesel engine is optional on Maxx Sport, Touring, GT and Akera models with automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It generates 140kW, peak torque is 450Nm from a low 2,000rpm.

Mazda’s turbo-petrol 2.5-litre engine is available on GT grades and above. It drives all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. This produces 170kW and 420Nm available from 2000rpm.

The updated Mazda CX-5 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating

Key specification highlights include

Mazda CX-5 Maxx:
17-inch alloy wheels with 225/65 tyres
LED headlamps with auto on/off
Powered exterior mirrors in body colour with folding function
Front seats with height adjustment and seat-back pockets
Rear seats with reclining function and 40:20:40 split-fold backrest
8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen display MZD Connect
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Six-speaker audio system
Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
Internet radio integration (Stitcher and Aha)
Leather-wrapped gearshift and steering wheel
Multi-function commander control

Maxx CX-5 Sport adds:
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning with rear air vents
Paddle shift gear controls
Rear-view mirror with auto-dimming function
Rear seats with centre armrest storage and USB charging ports
Satellite navigation

Mazda CX-5 Touring (over Maxx Sport):
Heated door mirrors
Front parking sensors
Traffic Sign Recognition
Active Driving Display
Black Maztex and Black Grand Luxe Synthetic Suede seat upholstery
Advanced keyless entry

Mazda CX-5 GT (over Touring):
19-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
10.25-inch full-colour widescreen display (Mazda Connect)
Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof
Remote-operated power tailgate (open and close)
Front seats with two-position memory function and 10-way power adjustment (driver) and six-way power adjustment (passenger)
Heated front seats
Black or Pure White leather seat upholstery
10-speaker Bose(r) sound system with 249-watt amplifier and subwoofer

Mazda CX-5 Akera adds:
360-degree view monitor
Brilliant dark 19-inch alloy wheels
Front seats with ventilation
Heated steering wheel
Heated outer rear seats
Dark russet Nappa leather seat upholstery
7.0-inch TFT LCD multi-information display
Ambient Lighting
Adaptive LED Headlamps
Black headliner
Frameless rear-view mirror
Genuine wood door and dashboard trim inserts
Overhead console
Mica and metallic paints

Mazda CX-5 offers a range of mica and metallic paint options. Available at no cost are Snowflake White Pearl White Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica. Sonic Silver Metallic paint is also available for no additional cost.

Premium metallic paints are available at extra $495 (MRLP) and include Machine Grey Metallic, Polymetal Grey Metallic and Soul Red Metallic.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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