Mazda CX-5 2024

Our review of the 2024 model is coming soon. Below is our review of the 2023 model, which is largely accurate for the 2024 model as no major changes are anticipated.

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 u0022giveu0022 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: August 1, 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

Starting from  $ 32 250

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - September 26, 2023
Base vehicle
$ 0 $ 32 250
$ 0 $ 36 100
GS with Comfort Package
$ 0 $ 38 100
$ 0 $ 39 700
$ 0 $ 41 050
Sport Design Turbo
$ 0 $ 43 950
Suna Turbo
$ 0 $ 44 200
Signature Turbo
$ 0 $ 44 950
Leather Seat Upholstery

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 250
Optional Paint 1

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 300
Optional Paint 2

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 400
Optional Paint 3

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 500
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 2 095
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 100

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