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Fleet World Fleet: Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav+ 150PS 2WD

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Dan Gilkes files his first report on our new Mazda CX-5 long-termer.

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

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Dan Gilkes

Dan has been a commercial vehicle and construction equipment journalist for almost 30 years. An automotive engineer and former fleet manager, he has driven almost every van, pickup and truck that has been launched in Europe over that time. As editor of VFW, his aim is to keep readers up to date with the latest developments in the light commercial world.