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Mazda CX-5


The all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV, with fuel economy of up to 61.4 mpg and emissions as low as 119 g/km CO
in the case of the manual 150 PS 2WD 2.2 diesel model, is now available to pre-order.

The automatic 2WD 150 PS diesel will emit 139 g/km – the same as the 2WD petrol model.

In all-wheel drive form, both the 150 PS and 175 PS diesel manuals will emit 136 g/km CO 2 with the automatic versions emitting 144 g/km.

The CX-5 model range will feature an 18-strong line-up when it goes on sale in spring, with prices starting from £21,395 and rising to £28,795.

The all-new CX-5, which is Mazda’s first product with its efficiency-boosting SKYACTIV technology, will be offered with a choice of two engines with three power outputs (2.0-litre SKYACTIV 165 PS petrol and 2.2-litre SKYACTIV 150 PS or 175 PS diesel), manual and automatic transmissions, two-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) and four equipment levels – SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav.

Four petrol models and six diesels will come with two-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be available for eight diesel models. Prices for 2.0-litre petrol versions start from £21,395 for the CX-5 SE-L and rise to £23,995 for the CX-5 Sport NAV.

Diesel CX-5 prices for the 2.2-litre 150 PS models begin at £22,995 for the SE-L and step up to £24,295 for the SE-L Auto, to £25,595 for the Sport Nav and £24,695 for the entry-level AWD model.

Prices for 2.2-litre 175 PS diesel models kick-off at £27,195 for the CX-5 AWD Sport.

Depending on the model, the Mazda CX-5 will return a fuel consumption figure of 61.4 to 47.0mpg (combined) and achieve low CO 2 emissions for a compact SUV of 119 to 144 g/km. With a rating of 119 g/km the Mazda CX-5 150 PS diesel 2WD model is significantly below the class average of 147 g/km which Mazda has measured across 11 rivals.

CX-5 SE-L models will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, dual ? zone climate control air-conditioning, Smart City Brake Support and privacy glass, plus front and rear parking sensors.

Moving up the CX-5 range, Sport grade models will feature 19-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights with Active Front Lighting System, full leather trim, heated front seats, powered driver’s seat and a reversing camera.