No ordinary SUV

Take Mazda CX-5 for a drive, and you’ll never go back to an ordinary SUV. 

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY results in reduced weight, helping unleash more agility. SKYACTIV-G petrol engines give you responsive, smooth power from 2.0 or 2.5 litres. With SKYACTIV-D you’ve got punchy turbo diesel thrust from 2.2 litres. Whichever you choose, fuel economy is exceptional. 

In both automatic and manual transmissions gear shifts are seamless. It all comes together with remarkable refinement, thanks to a luxurious ride and body that moves efficiently through the air. 

Enjoy it in front-wheel drive, or gripping all-wheel drive

SKYACTIV-G 2.0L & 2.5L 
Petrol Engines

A fundamental rethink of the internal combustion engine releases more performance from less fuel. Precise multi-hole direct injection minimises fuel use. A unique piston design achieves more efficient combustion to boost power and lower emissions. A major reduction of internal friction liberates extra power, while a free-breathing 4-2-1 exhaust layout enhances efficiency. 

The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine delivers a sporty 121kW of power and 210Nm of torque, using only 6.4 litres of fuel every 100km*. The muscular 2.5 litre engine punches out 141kW and 256Nm, yet uses just 7.4 litres of fuel per 100km*.

*Combined fuel consumption figures are based on ADR 81/02 test results.

SKYACTIV-D 2.2L Diesel Engine

A far lower compression ratio than conventional diesels allows for lighter internal components. This reduces friction and inertia for higher-revving, more exciting power – right up to 5,500rpm. Multi-hole piezo injectors and variable valve lift optimise engine breathing and economy. 

The 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine produces 110kW/129kW and a muscular 380Nm/420Nm of torque, using just 5.7L/5.9L of fuel per 100km*. With a two-stage turbocharger maximising efficiency, the SKYACTIV-D engine meets strict Euro stage IV emissions standards without requiring expensive after treatment of exhaust gases.

*Combined fuel consumption figures are based on ADR 81/02 test results.

Automatic Transmission

We’ve combined the best attributes of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions. The transmission locks up to couple directly with the engine over a far wider range than other automatics. This delivers a significant improvement in fuel economy and a more direct, manual-like power delivery and driving feel. Shifts are quick, accurate and smooth across the six speeds.

Manual Transmission

The 6-speed manual transmission delivers precise, sports-car style shifting through simplified design and a finely-honed mechanism. More compact and also much lighter than comparable transmissions, it significantly cuts internal friction to improve fuel economy.


The application of high and ultra-high tensile steel cuts weight, yet bolsters rigidity. Front and rear suspension mounting points bond directly to the underbody to further add strength. Even the doors use special pressing methods to reduce weight without compromising strength. 

Despite being light, Mazda CX-5 disperses crash energy in multiple directions to achieve world-class collision performance.


Every component has been re-designed to create an unrivalled sense of ‘oneness’ between car and driver. For nimble handling with great ride comfort, the chassis uses firmer bushings and completely revised geometry. A highly rigid front suspension cross member combines with higher-ratio electric power assist steering to quicken handling. 

Both front and rear cross members improve stiffness and lower weight, thanks to an innovative welding method. It all gives Mazda CX-5 agility you’d never expect in an SUV.

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