Like a dose of fun with your journeys? Made for drivers looking for some added punch anytime they hit the road, the Mazda CX-5 isn’t simply something to get you from A to B. It’s a car that’s all about putting the joy back into your driving. And with its sleek, slimmer looks, Mazda’s popular SUV certainly stands out from the rest of the mid-size market.

But like any other motoring purchase, it pays to do a bit of homework ahead of your decision. To help you decide whether it’s right for you, we’ve answered all the most vital questions surrounding the Mazda CX-5 that you might want to weigh up below.

Is the Mazda CX-5 an SUV?

It very much is. More specifically, it’s a mid-size SUV (which makes it well-suited to families) that’s consistently been one of Mazda’s best sellers too!

Is the Mazda CX-5 available on Motability?

Yes! The Mazda CX-5 is available for purchase on Motability.

Are Mazda CX-5s All-Wheel Drive? 

Yes, all Mazda CX-5s have all-wheel drive as standard. Specifically, they have Mazda’s own AWD technology iActiv AWD. Like other all-wheel-drive systems, iActiv functions by evenly distributing torque between the front and rear wheels. iActiv differs in that it can understand your driving conditions, as well as your own intentions, to stop your tires from slipping about in different detections.

By taking information from your wipers and temperature controls, along with your steering, speed, and brake fluid pressure, iActiv knows to make the necessary adjustments to deliver optimal performance.

Are Mazda CX-5s good for towing?

The CX-5 is known for its strong towing ability, handling caravan towing comfortably at 60mph, as well as at 70mph. Its 2.2-litre engine has 183bhp and 310lb of torque, which does a lot of the heavy lifting when you’re on the road.

Do Mazda CX-5s have automatic headlights?

Yes, the Mazda CX-5 has automatic headlights, switching on automatically depending on surrounding brightness levels when the vehicle is in motion.

Does the Mazda CX-5 have heated seats?

All trims from the Newground onwards feature heated front seats, while the S Premium Plus onwards feature heated rear seats and steering wheels too.

How much is the Mazda CX-5?

Prices for the new 2023 Mazda CX-5 start from £29,745 with their Centre-Line trim, with the rest of the trims costing as follows:

Newground: £30,745

Exclusive-Line: £32,845

Homura: £34,845

Takumi: £35,245

Is the Mazda CX-5 a luxury car?

Mazda isn’t considered a luxury brand compared to the likes of BMW and Audi, so no, the Mazda CX-5 isn’t technically considered a luxury car. With that said, both the manufacturer and the model are known for their upscale trims, premium packages, and sporty engine options. What’s more, you’ll be getting a near-luxury car for less than an actual luxury car would cost you.

What is the difference between Mazda CX-5 Touring and Sport trims?

Two trims from the 2021 edition of the CX-5 are frequently compared – but how exactly do they differ?

Let’s take a look at the Sport trim first, since this is the base trim. With that said, it’s by no means basic. Up front, it features a 10.25” touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bluetooth, and Connected Services capability – so you can search for petrol stations, receive traffic info, and explore places of interest located where you’re heading. Basically, it’s a way of making travelling a lot more stress-free.

The Sport also has push-button start, an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, a four-speaker stereo, and two USB ports as standard. Its seats also feature cloth upholstery, while the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob add a touch of luxury to your journeys.

When it comes to safety features, the Sport is no slouch. You’ll find forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and a rear-view camera – all as standard!

So how does the Touring trim compare? Well, for starters, there’s no cloth upholstery here – it’s been replaced with synthetic leather instead. Heated front seats and a dual-zone automatic climate control ensure the perfect inside conditions on the go, while the six-speaker stereo keeps your car’s soundtrack coming through with pitch-perfect clarity. In the back, your passengers get an armrest and two USB ports to charge their gadgets.

If you opt for the next trim up, the Touring Preferred SV, you’ll get even more too! Genuine leather upholstery isn’t the only step-up the seats get. Up front, the driver now gets an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the passenger can feel the comfort of a six-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat. There’s also a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and, maybe best of all, a premium 10-speaker Bose stereo system!

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