Does the Mazda CX-5 deliver a great family car?
To get underway with our review today the simple answer to that question is yes it certainly does. As you may have guessed by now, the CX-5 is a small compact family vehicle that is produced by the Mazda brand. It is a good strong seller here in Britain and with our blog post today, we are going to take a look and see why this has proven to be the case. Produced in 2012, the CX-5 has just celebrated its third birthday. The car originally began as a Mazda concept vehicle in 2011 under the concept name of the 'Minagi'. At this point in time, we were not sure of the future of the car but not only has it been achieving strong sales over the years, we also think that it has many bright years in its future ahead. A good decent selection of engines is up for grabs, a smooth driving experience and some good pieces of kit. All are the features that definitely make the CX-5 worth a thought.
Will the CX-5 meet your needs?
So first up is the engine. It does not matter whether petrol or diesel engines are your preferences as the company give a little something for everyone. Two engines are on offer with one being a diesel and the other petrol. Diesel wise we see a 2.2 litre setup which can be chosen in either 148 or 173bhp. The two litre petrol engine gives out 163 brake horse power. Therefore in terms of best power, the range topping diesel could be your best option. There are multiple ranges of trim on offer but personally we like a lot of equipment with our vehicles which is why our level of choice would be the Sport. This option is higher up in the ranks with some neat gadgets like Xenon headlights,reversing cameras and heated seating coming into play. A keyless entry system, MP3 connectivity,tyre pressure monitoring and a trip computer are all offered as standard pieces of equipment though offering good value for money.
Mazda CX-5 rivals and pricing
So to beginning with the cost of the car, the Mazda CX-5 price range kicks off at £21,895. Further down the line mid range trim levels get underway at £25,295 and the top of the range CX-5 model can be chosen with a figure from £29,895. The Nissan Qashqai and the Sportage from Kia have gone head to head with the CX-5 over the years but it shows its great abilities by remaining a strong contender even still.