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…
Before this new car goes on sale, many dealers will be keen to offer impressive savings on the outgoing model to clear space in their showrooms. Check out these offers on our Mazda CX-5 deals page or read our full Mazda CX-5 review to see what this new car has to live up to.
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.
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See how much you could save on a new car by visiting our Mazda CX-5 deals page. If you’re not sure what to buy, head over to our car chooser tool. If you’ve already picked the perfect car, check out our PCP calculator to get a better idea how it could cost per month. Read on for the teasers and rumours leading up to the CX-5’s launch.
2017 Mazda X-5 price, specs and release date (updated October 2016)
New Mazda CX-5 styling
Although we can’t get a brilliant clue to the look of the new car from the teaser image, it’s thought to share plenty with the CX-4 – a coupe-like SUV that isn’t coming to the UK. That means, from the front, we expect a bold grille flanked by a pair of sharp, slim headlights.
The difference between the pair will be most obvious at the back – the CX-5 features a much boxier, more traditional SUV shape towards its rear. As we can see in the teaser image, the base of the window line is highlighted by a hockey stick-shaped strip of chrome-effect trim. The rear overhang – the section of body between the rear wheels and the end of the car – is kept short for a sporty look.
Inside, the design should also share plenty in common with the CX-4. The main difference will be in the back – the straighter roofline should mean that there’s much more rear headroom and a larger boot.
New Mazda CX-5 price and release date
The official on-sale date hasn’t been confirmed but, once it appears in mid-November, it could make it into showrooms in mid-2017. Prices will be similar to the current model’s £23,000-£31,000 range.
Save money on your new car
To see how much you can save on the outgoing car, head over to the Mazda CX-5 deals page. For more information, head over to our Mazda CX-5 review, or if you’re still unsure about what to buy, try our car chooser.