Mazda CX-5

Price $27,850 – $40,950
Fuel consumption 7.6 – 10.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 86%(view ratings)
The CX-5 emphasizes refinement and driving excitement, particularly with its G-Vectoring Control system, to set itself apart from the competition. The lineup includes a 187-horsepower 2.5-litre unit with new cylinder deactivation technology allowing significant fuel savings anytime full power is not needed. New for this year is the optional 250 horsepower 2.5 litre turbocharged engine. Also, the CX-5 now comes standard with more i-ACTIVSENSE safety systems including smart city brake support.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 86%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 10/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2019



  • Elegant silhouette
  • Fun to drive
  • Improved engines
  • Excellent handling on corners
  • Good soundproofing


  • Not very spacious
  • Base engine not up to snuff
  • Infotainment system needs reworking
  • Still no diesel engine