The Mazda CX-5 made world debut in 2012, and today it has risen to become the best selling model for Mazda in the UAE. The traditional Mazda grill, with chrome extensions connecting with the headlamps on either side creates a strong identity. The split tail lamps, the large wheels and the plastic cladding all around create a strong and contemporary design on this well-proportioned CUV.
The interiors too are smartly turned out, with the white backlit instrument console and the small diameter steering wheel create a sporty ambience. The seats on this 5-seater CUV are well designed and supportive.
Two engines are on offer, the smaller of the two is the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is good for 155HP and 200Nm. There is also a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 185HP and 250Nm and both the engines come coupled with a 6-speed transmission. All this power along with the stiff chassis and firm suspension makes the CX-5 a really enjoyable CUV to drive, like all Mazda cars generally are. This however makes the low speed ride a little firm.
CX-5 comes in 4 variants, the 2.0L engine comes in GS and GT, and the 2.5L engine option can be had in GT and GTX variants. Apart from the GS which is FWD only, all other variants come with AWD option. Standard safety kit on the CX-5 comprises of ABS with EBD, traction control, ESP, dual front and also curtain airbags and ISO FIX child seat anchors. Even the GS variant gets 17 inch alloys and audio system with 4 speakers, that apart there aren’t many noteworthy features on this entry variant. But the GT variants get cruise control, two additional speakers, auto headlamps and wipers, auto AC, push button start, and rear camera, along with many other features over the GS variant. But it’s the top of the line GTX variant that comes with the awesome looking 19 inch machined alloys, 9 speaker Bose audio, leather seats, sunroof, touch screen with navigation, LED headlamps and fog lamps with adaptive front lighting and DRLs.
In all, there is a lot going for this practical SUV that injects an extra dose of sport into the SUV segment
|Engine||i4 2L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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