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The CX-5 produces a smooth ride under all conditions and boasts both large boot and cabin as well as low fuel emissions making it a sensible option for the cross-over market. Disadvantages:
The interior doesn’t feel as premium as some of its competitors. The petrol engine can seem a little noisy. The automatic may also feel a touch slow.Summary:
The light-weight construction of the CX-5 and the SKYACTIV technology by no means signifies a light-weight contender. Mazda’s understated confidence and technology suggests that this could be one to watch in the already competitive crossover market.(3) AutoeBid customer MAZDA CX-5 Reviews:17-September-2015 New MAZDA CX-5 Deals(2.2d  Sport Nav 5d AWD Auto)“
Its early days yet but so far the car certainly meets all my expectations. ”22-November-2014 New MAZDA CX-5 Deals(2.2d SE-L Lux 5d)“
Wonderful family car: I had a Mazda 6TS before for 8 years from new. It never let us down, was economical to run and maintain and we're hoping to repeat the experience with our new Mazda... Too early to say right now but after 2 months we're quite content.”01-November-2012 New MAZDA CX-5 Deals(2.2d Sport Nav 5d)“
Great - has met all expectations”New MAZDA CX-5 Review:
The new Mazda CX-5 sets its sites on the competitive five-seat crossover market and succeeds… Innovations included.
The main innovation is Mazda’s SKYACTIV platform, which if the blurb is to be believed, creates a lighter-weight vehicle and therefore ensures a reduction in CO2 emissions and better fuel economy. Mazda are banking on this technology succeeding because all Mazda’s will be incorporating this platform. The CX-5 is Mazda’s shot across the proverbial bow.
The CX-5 displays Mazda’s usual understated confidence its sturdy looks make it feel unstoppable in urban conditions.
Three engine options are available, all featuring SKYACTIV technology: one petrol and two diesel versions, in six-speed manual or automatic in either front or all-wheel drive. While all engines handle well the petrol version can feel a little loud when pushed to its limit. They do the job well and on less-than-ideal surfaces the ride feels similar to that of more expensive cars. In four-wheel-drive a lot of grip is available, and even with the two-wheel traction never feels an issue.
There’s a lot of room available too; with two fully-grown adults in the front there’s loads of headroom and still enough space for adults to sit in comfort in the back. The new CX-5 comes with many passive and active safety features, primarily the super-strong steel body shell, as well as standard front and side passenger airbags and whiplash-reducing seats and a bodywork designed to reduce pedestrian injury in the event of a collision. Active safety features include Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and blind spot monitoring.
Despite the fact that some of these technologies do not have the extensive testing by the public, Mazda’s reputation for reliability and safety seems assured.