CrossoverMazda45% by Neofiliac Team71% by External Reviewers

Mazda CX-5 (KE)

Product Gallery

Photo 0of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 1of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 2of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 3of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 4of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 5of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 6of Mazda CX-5 (KE)Photo 7of Mazda CX-5 (KE)

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.

Ratings

What we found

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

What external reviewers found

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

Your rating:

12345678910
?/10

Price Comparison

As associates of the merchants above, we earn a commission when you make a purchase using the supplied links.

Specifications

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

Related Products

Honda CR-V 4
  • Reliable engine lineup
· 36%
BMW X4 F26
  • Good B47 diesel engine
  • Good ZF 8HP automatic transmission
  • Available with manual transmission
· 33%
BMW X3 E83
  • Decent M54 and M57 inline-6 engines
· 26%
Mini Countryman F60 LCI
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Decent handling
· 32%
Honda CR-V 3 (RE)
  • Improved styling
  • Great engine reliability
  • Good manual transmission
· 33%
Nissan X-Trail (T30)
  • Decent drivetrain reliability
· 29%
Kia Sportage 4 (QL)
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Marginal capabilities
· 42%
Kia Sportage 3 (SL)
  • Marginal offroad capabilities
· 26%
Mazda CX-5 II (KF)
  • Good engine lineup
  • Decent build quality
· 40%
Hyundai Tucson (JM)
  • Decent drivetrain reliability
· 31%
Ford Kuga (C394)
  • Decent drivetrain reliability
· 17%
Jaguar E-Pace (X540)
  • High cargo capacity
  • Decent styling
· 37%

External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

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.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as sharp as rivals
  • Not as agile as rivals

References

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

<

>

x