Mazda CX-5 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Good to drive.
Why Lease A Mazda CX-5?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The CX-5’s interior is well thought-out, with plenty of storage space dotted around the cabin. Aside from the usual glovebox space, the front offers a central storage compartment with 2 retractable cupholders, decent-sized door bins, several little cubby holes and an overhead sunglasses holder. The back-seat passengers get door bins, coin trays on the doors and seatback storage pockets in front of them.
In total, the CX-5 can seat 5 people. There’s a reasonable amount of head- and legroom in the back – although the space is not as generous as some rivals and seating 3 adults across the rear seats would be a squeeze.
The boot is smaller than a lot of its competitors, but it still offers a respectable 506 litres. It’s also a convenient shape, with a nice square loading area and virtually no lip at the base of the rear hatch. Pull a handle in the boot and the seats fold flat in a 40/20/40 split, providing a loading space that’s suitable for bulkier items.
There’s no hybrid option in the CX-5 range yet, but the petrol and diesel engines all fall towards the more economical end of the scale. The official figure for the 165hp 2-wheel-drive manual is up to 42.2mpg and our experience is that the Mazda engines come commendably close to these laboratory figures in the real world (think mid- to high-30s).
The diesel engines are a great choice if you’re doing higher mileages. Smooth and refined, the 150hp Skyactiv-D unit is rated at 50.4mpg in 2-wheel-drive manual form. Opting for the higher-powered engine, the automatic gearbox or the 4-wheel-drive version (available in either auto or manual form) will eat into the fuel economy somewhat. However, even the thirstiest diesel – the 165hp 4-wheel-drive auto – returns a respectable 42.8mpg.
Mazda CX-5All CX-5s come in 5-door, 5-seat SUV form.
The Mazda CX-5 Vs Competitors
By normal standards, the CX-5’s 506-litre boot is large. It’s comfortably big enough to get a pair of pushchairs in it, with room left over for other luggage. However, some of the cars in this class have significantly larger boots.
There are 3 main trim levels – SE-L, Sport and GT Sport. At the time of writing, Mazda was also offering the limited edition Kuro Edition, which sits roughly in between SE-L and Sport.
Yes. All CX-5s have front and rear parking sensors. Sport models upwards have a reversing camera too.
The CX-5 has some nice features built in to aid practicality. There’s plenty of cabin storage, and the mechanism used to fold the rear seats is extremely quick and easy to use. The luggage space is not as large or as versatile as some competitors, but it would be fine for a typical family.
The CX-5 is a great all-rounder that provides comfort, quality and a reasonable amount of practicality. Where it excels is the driving experience, which feels nimble and precise. In short, it’s an SUV without the compromises typically associated with a tall, heavy car.
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