Mazda CX-5 2023

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that has been a popular choice for many drivers in recent years. For 2023, the CX-5 continues to offer a well-balanced combination of style, performance, and practicality, making it a versatile option for a range of driving needs. With excellent predicted long-term reliability, the CX-5 remains a solid choice for those seeking a reliable and enjoyable driving experience.

Availability notice: The CX-5 seems to have more availability than competitors like the RAV4 and CRV.

Two 2.5L fours, normally-aspirated with 187 horsepower and a 227 horsepower 2.5L turbo, are available. Like other recent Mazdas, the cabin of the new CX-5 is a model of elegance. The gauge cluster looks very similar to that of the CX-9, and is both elegant and easy to scan. The climate control panel is easy enough to deal with once you are used to it. With chic shapes, attractive finishes and some very convincing faux alloy accents, the CX-5’s cabin looks upscale. The aftermarket style, standalone screen, seen in other Mazdas, takes pride of place on the top centre of the new CX-5’s dashboard. The seats are thought hard by some occupants but do “give” as occupants grow used to them. Cabin and cargo space are sufficient but not as spacious as newer XXL rivals like the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. The 2.5L four sounds gruff when leaving from a light but smooths out once you are up to about 50 kilometers per hour, and spins sweetly past that. The big four is well-mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that is notable only in that it just gets its job done without fuss. The 2.5L turbo four, raucous in the CX-9, has been turned into a smooth performer in the CX-5. The CX-5’s steering is nicely weighted, accurate and precise. While not luxuriously absorbent, the CX-5’s ride competently shrugs off major bumps with ease and is complemented by crisp road manners. On the surface, the CX-5 and the new CX-50 overlap but the CX-50 is a super-premium platform that is significantly more expensive than mainstream CX-5s.

With alloy wheels, L.E.D. headlamps, heated front seats, deep-tint glass, active safety gear such as a forward collision warning, autonomous emergency brakings, lane departure warning, a lane keep assist system, blind spot and rear cross traffic monitor and active cruise control with stop and go, the base GX trim is nicely equipped. The GS trim upgrade adds a power tailgate, a heated steering wheel, a power driver’s seat and other comfort and convenience items, but is overpriced. With a sunroof, ventilated front seats and dual-zone climate controls, the GS Comfort package is priced to reflect the value of its content. The Kuro includes leather seating, a power passenger seat and balances price with content. . Compared with the GS Comfort, the GT, with leather seating, heated rear seats, a Bose-branded audio system, a head-up display system, wireless cellphone charging, adaptive lighting et power-fold mirrors, is very good value. The Sport Design is essentially a black-trim package of the GT and offers little of value for the money. The turbo engine is a $2200 option on the Sport Design model. The Signature, powered exclusively by the turbo engine, adds Nappa leather, real wood trim, a driver awareness warning, a 360 degree camera system and front and rear parking sonar, is very good value. The premium turbo models are suitable replacements for some luxury-branded crossovers.

Above average reliability is expected. Unlimited mileage warranties are an interesting market proposition from Mazda and a real plus for high-mileage drivers. Turbo engines: Mazda’s last-generation of turbo cars (MazdaSpeed 3 and 6 and the CX-7) lacked durability. An extended powertrain warranty recommended if you plan to keep the car past the five year powertrain warranty.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    2.5L-4 (187 HP)*, 2.5L-4 T (227 HP)
  • Transmissions

  • Fuel consumption

    City: 9.5L/100 km Road: 7.2L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Compact SUV & Crossover


Corrosion Perforation

What’s new this year?

Cylinder de-activation has returned for 2023, a seven inch digital dash display is standard this year.

Starting from  $ 31 250

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 2, 2023
Base vehicle
$ 0 $ 31 250
$ 0 $ 34 800
GS w/Comfort Package
$ 0 $ 36 900
Kuro Edition
$ 0 $ 38 600
$ 0 $ 39 850
Sport Design
$ 0 $ 41 050
Sport Design Turbo
$ 0 $ 43 250
Signature Turbo
$ 0 $ 44 250
Optional Paint 1

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 250
Optional Paint 2

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 350
Optional Paint 3

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 450
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 1 995
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases

$ 0 $ 100

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