Mazda CX-5

Price $28,500 – $43,550
Fuel consumption 7.6 – 10.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
The Mazda CX-5 is a popular Japanese SUV that impresses with sharp styling, a refined interior and sporty driving dynamics. Ride quality is commendable, too. Drivers looking to spice up their daily commutes should put it high on their list. For 2021, there are two four-cylinder engines to choose from, including a turbocharged 2.5-litre unit that generates up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when using premium fuel.

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Previews2021 Mazda CX-5: Five Things to Know
The Mazda CX-5 is the brand’s best-selling product in Canada and it continues to evolve. Two years ago, we saw the addition of a top-line Signature model powered by a new turbocharged 2.5-litre engine, and just a couple of months after the equally new 2.2-litre diesel finally hit the market.
Test Drives2020 Mazda CX-5: The Go-to Compact SUV
There’s no need to change a winning recipe. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 returns as a right-sized compact SUV with many available configurations and options designed to meet the needs of a large number of people. Since launching in Canada eight years ago, the exceptionally skilled and refined CX-5 has risen …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-5: Ready to Take on the Big Boys
Mazda’s CX-5 compact SUV was reworked for 2017 after having been introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the outgoing CX-7. What’s impressive is it has steadily increased in sales every year since its introduction. In 2017, Canadians bought 25,123 of them—a 1.1% increase over 2016. The new redesigned model …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-5: Beauty that’s More than Skin Deep
Buyers of mainstream vehicles must obviously base their purchase decision on rational criteria, such as monthly payments, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. In addition, owning more than one car per household is getting more and more expensive, and we also would like to contribute to the environment by using …
Test DrivesMazda CX-5: The It Factor
The CX-5 compact SUV has the “it” factor. Although taste is subjective, even those who don’t like the CX-5’s style have to admit that it has a dynamic look. This SUV was updated this year and now shares several style features with its big brother, the CX-9, in particular for …


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News2020 Mazda CX-5 to Receive More Torque, Extra Features
On the heels of the refreshed CX-9 , Mazda is announcing similar changes to its most popular vehicle, the CX-5 . This comes a year after the addition of a top-line Signature model powered by a new turbocharged 2.5-litre engine, and just a couple of months after the equally new …
NewsHere’s How Much the Mazda CX-5 Diesel Will Cost You
Back in April at the New York Auto Show, we learned that the long-awaited diesel version of the Mazda CX-5 would go on sale in late summer. What the company failed to mention at that time was how much the vehicle would cost. We now have the answer. The 2019 …
New York2019 Mazda CX-5 Gets a Diesel Engine… For Real
Forget about the long-promised diesel version of the Mazda6 sedan. On Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel was announced as the brand’s first diesel-powered vehicle in North America. Some will say it took more than a while, but I guess it’s better late …
NewsAJAC Announces its 2019 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners
During the Montreal International Auto Show, The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada revealed its category winners of its 2019 Canadian Car of The Year program. In the Small Car category, the 2019 Kia Forte took the title, and AJAC journalists gave it the highest subjective value rating. It beat the …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Mazda CX-5
Year after year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buy awards in a wide variety of categories, helping consumers make the right decision when they shop for a new vehicle. Obviously, this includes sport utility vehicles of various sizes, including the compact SUV segment. This year, the Mazda CX-5 won …
News2019 Mazda CX-5: Signature Edition and Turbo Engine
The 2019 edition of the compact CX-5 crossover will gain a new top-level Signature trim, just like the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-9 , which will benefit from some extra firepower. The CX-5 Signature’s cockpit is furnished with higher-quality materials such as Cocoa Brown Nappa leather seating and Abachi wood trim.
News2018 Mazda CX-5: More Efficient, Better Equipped
Mazda Canada has just announced the arrival of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 , and after giving it a major overhaul in 2017, the Japanese manufacturer has already proceeded with some changes. First, the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre four-cylinder engines have been revised to provide greater low-rpm torque. The 2.0L mill’s output …
Toronto2017 Mazda CX-5: new and improved, with a diesel engine too
The first generation of the Mazda CX-5 has been a sales success in Canada and elsewhere in the world, thanks to its dynamic style, its road manners and its fuel-efficient powertrains. Mazda is introducing a new generation of its compact SUV, presented at the Toronto Auto Show, and it will …


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Mazda CX-5: 2018 Best Buy in its class by the Car Guide
The Mazda CX-5 won us over with its terrific style and handling. Redesigned for 2018, the CX-5 now features more dynamic styling. Its chassis features additional weld points and uses more solid steel. The windows are also thicker than before and soundproofing has been added to make the vehicle more …
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Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5
You may notice lots of Mazda 3 vehicles on the roads, especially in the province of Quebec, yet it's the CX-5 which is Mazda's sales star, at least in Canada. Yet despite this success story Mazda decided it was time to take the CX-5 uptown. (This segment originally aired on …
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Test Drive: 2016 Mazda CX-5
2015 is "very rapidly turning into the year of the SUV or crossover," says Graeme Fletcher. With so many new models hitting dealer lots this year, it's easy to become numb to what's out there. But then there's this: The 2016 Mazda CX-5, a vehicle that has to be considered …
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