Fleet World Fleet: Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav+ 150PS 2WD
Dan Gilkes files his first report on our new Mazda CX-5 long-termer.
Mazda’s mainstream SUV, the CX-5 was updated last year, with revisions to the 2.2-litre Skyactive-D diesel engine and an increase in active safety equipment. There are 10 models on offer, with 165bhp petrol or 150 and 184bhp diesel engines, along with manual and automatic transmissions. All-wheel drive only comes with the 184bhp diesel, so our 150bhp model is front-driven and we’ve opted for a manual gearbox. The trim choice is equally straight-forward, with SE-L Nav+, the mid- grade Sport Nav+ trim that we have here and a range-topping GT Sport Nav+ available. All three come with a generous specification and the only option box that we have ticked is pearlescent paint (£560).
Standard safety kit now includes Traffic Sign Recognition, Radar CruiseControl, Advanced Blind Spot Monitor- ing with Rear Traffic Cross alert, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. We’ll report back on the effectiveness of this comprehensive line-up in future issues. However, initial impressions make it easy to understand why this is Mazda UK’s best-selling car.
P11d/BiK: £29,635 (33%) MPG/CO2: 49.6mpg (WLTP)/128g/km (NEDC Correlated) Test MPG:43mpg