CrossoverMazda45% by Neofiliac Team71% by External Reviewers

Mazda CX-5 (KE)

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Product Overview

Mazda CX-5 (chassis code KE) is a compact crossover in production from 2012 to 2017. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters.
While a conventional FWD-based crossover, the CX-5 has an RWD-like exterior styling. Its excellent exterior design is also a plus for Mazda, which assembles and sells the model in numerous markets.


What we found

Neofiliac score 45%
  • Good exterior styling
  • Decent drivetrain reliability
  • No powerful engine options

What external reviewers found

External score 71%
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Not as sharp as rivals
  • Not as agile as rivals

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Variants shown:
2.0 160 AWD
2.0 160 AWD AT
2.0 165
2.0 160 Euro6 AWD
2.0 160 Euro6 AWD AT
2.0 165 Euro6
2.2D 150
2.2D 150 AWD
2.2D 150 AWD AT
2.2D 150 AT
2.2D 175 AWD
2.2D 175 AWD AT
2.5 192 AWD AT

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 71%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
The CX-5 can be hustled along quickly and cleanly, but it doesn't feel as sharp and alert as we'd hoped through faster and sharper corners. The front-wheel model also feels far more incisive and responsive than the all-paw version. Visibility is good, rear accommodation is generous and Mazda continues its Karakuri packaging innovation with the Cx-5's remote-controlled flat-folding seats.
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Not as sharp as rivals
  • Not as agile as rivals


  1. ^ Mazda CX-5 2.2D (2012) UK review. [carmagazine].