New Mazda CX-5 price, specs and release date

Nick Lette van Oostvoorne and Alex Ingram
November 16, 2016

An all new version of the Mazda CX-5 SUV has been teased in a mysterious single image – read on for everything we know so far

Mazda has revealed its new CX-5 at the Los Angelis Auto Show. This all-new SUV will take the fight to the likes of the VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage when it goes on sale in early 2017. Read on for full details…

The new CX-5, however, boasts a number of familiar Mazda styling cues alongside new features that help modernise the rather tired-looking outgoing model. A sharp chrome grille surround and slim new headlights certainly give it a more contemporary feel. A sharp crease running from the bonnet to the rear wheels is reminiscent of other models in the Japanese firm’s range while chunky black wheel arches emphasise this SUV’s ride height.

At the back, the changes are less obvious. A slimmer black trim piece helps the new CX-5 look slightly taller and more imposing while a pair of revised brake lights will help passers-by tell it apart from the old car.

The new car’s interior looks suitably sharp and features a new infotainment display mounted above the dashboard. Chrome-trimmed air vents, gloss black details and a pared-back centre console design should help the new car feel a little more upmarket, too. High-spec cars will come with a head-up display and powered boot lid.

It’ll be offered with a range of two petrol engines and a single diesel unit. The outgoing car’s 163hp 2.0-litre petrol will be joined by a new 2.5-litre engine that we expect will be more powerful but could cost significantly more to run. The existing 2.2-litre diesel engine has been carried over to the new car and could be offered in both 148hp and 173hp outputs. The latter should come equipped with four-wheel drive as standard.

Mazda’s new SUV will come fitted with the same G-Vectoring Control as the recently updated Mazda 6 saloon. This system will send power to individual wheels to help steer the car through fast bends and help make best use of the grip available on slippery surfaces.

The new CX-5 will go on sale in Europe in early 2017. Mazda is yet to announce how much it’ll cost but we expect it to set you back slightly more across the range than the outgoing version. Entry-level models could cost from approximately £24,000 while top-spec cars with four-wheel drive could cost more than £31,000.