The old Cx-5 was widely considered to be the best-handling car of its class so all eyes are on Mazda to see if the second generation version can match up to its predecessor. But the main challenge is that second-generation Mazda CX-5 is available at a time when the mainstream SUV market is more diverse than ever.
The Cx-5 is a decent-sized family-friendly SUV that ticks a lot of boxes. It has a classy look inside & a slick design on the outside. Yet it has some heavyweights to compete against in its class.
Many SUV buyers have considered a Nissan Qashqai or Seat Ateca on the basis of their cheap running costs, but found them just a little on the small side. There's also the Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq, but not everybody wants 7 seats. For this substantial chunk of the population, the 5-seat Mazda CX-5 might well be the answer, as a stylish, practical family SUV with some clever tricks up its sleeve that take the stress out of daily life.
This SUV is ideal for drivers who are used to owning a car that's fun to drive, rather than just being practical transport. It's for sale in the extremely tough compact SUV sector, & its sharp handling is one of its main selling points, although there's much more to the CX-5 than that.
“The Mazda CX-5 mid-size family SUV is built with premium KODO Design & award-winning SKYACTIV Technology.”