Pushing the boundaries of an SUV

The Mazda CX-5 represents breakthrough performance with efficiency that Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is now famous for. A smooth ride and athletic responses are just the beginning. Both petrol and diesel engines offer plenty of torque using little fuel. Automatic and manual transmissions have been developed to increase responsiveness while all elements of the chassis – from brakes to suspension to steering – have been refined to provide a higher-quality ride that never compromises on performance.

The Mazda CX-5 represents the latest evolution of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY that has defined a thrilling new generation of Zoom-Zoom performance. Available in three engine types, you’ll discover improved responsiveness on acceleration and enhanced fuel efficiency. Intelligent i-ACTIV AWD (exclusive to the DE Akera model) monitors and predicts road conditions so the New Mazda CX-5 can adjust its performance to deliver impressive real-world fuel efficiency and a superior drive every time.

You’ll also experience a quieter ride than ever before thanks to a multitude of measures from aerodynamics to construction materials that all contribute to less road, tyre and wind noise.

From R392,400 (incl. VAT)


The SKYACTIV-G engines deliver impressive fuel economy along with powerful torque at low to mid-range speeds. This combines with linear acceleration response and an exhilaratingly powerful feel, allowing you to enjoy a quality ride in all situations. The 2.0L delivers 121kW of power and 210Nm of torque, using only 6.8L of fuel every 100km. The muscular 2.5L engine punches out 143kW and 257Nm, using just 7.1L every 100km.



The clean-running SKYACTIV-D 2.2L engine produces 129kW of power and a muscular 420Nm of torque using from as little as 5.8L of fuel every 100km. The compression ratio of 14.0:1 is the lowest in the world for such an engine and means less friction and inertia for higher revving and more exciting power. It also features a Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control, which reduces and suppresses knocking noises. It all adds to a smooth, quiet drive.



Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD (only available on DE Akera models) is a predictive, on-demand AWD system that anticipates front tyre slip and applies just enough torque to the rear wheels to prevent slipping from occurring.



The 6-speed manual transmission delivers precise, sports-car style shifting as well as enhanced operability. The 6-speed automatic transmission combines the best attributes of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions while a new gear shift control predicts operating intentions.



Every component has been designed to create an unrivalled sense of oneness between car and driver. The steering wheel’s system structure has been optimized to achieve both excellent vibration insulation and high rigidity. The suspension has been revised, millimetre by millimetre, to achieve a gentler and higher-quality ride. This improved suspension means the breaking system has also evolved to achieve shorter braking distances with outstanding performance.


The material on this website is provided for information and awareness purposes only. Models shown may not be to Southern Africa specification. Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to make changes without notice in product content and price at any time. Colours and some exterior and/or interior elements may differ on screen from the actual model. All prices are in Rand and are Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) including VAT. Prices exclude dealer delivery and metallic paint.