The burgeoning SUV market has been growing from strength to strength over recent years and still shows no sign of stopping. And the Mazda CX-5 SUV is one of Australia’s most popular vehicles, making the top 10 of the top-selling list of all vehicles sold down under.
Let’s go through some of the main things that make Mazda CX-5 so appealing to so many:
1. Easy on the eyes
The CX-5 is infused with the latest iteration of Mazda’s “Kodo” design philosophy that has given it a sophisticated, timeless appearance. It has been consistently praised for its elegant styling, with a long bonnet, a wide, smiling grille, clean flanks and a neat, well-rounded rear.
The alloy wheels also fill in the body wheel openings nicely, adding to its sharp and distinctive looks, with the Unique19-inch alloy wheels in brilliant dark finish (included in the top-level Akera trim) particularly striking. You also get a range of stunning colours and tones to choose from, all beautifully matched to the bold exterior lines of Mazda CX-5.
2. Classy Interior
The interior fit and finish is of a very high standard. Quality materials are used to provide not only comfort but also a modern look and feel. Beautiful aluminium-style highlights, a colour touchscreen, elegant instrument panel and contrast stitching add to the sophistication. In the top trim Akera you will find seats enrobed in luscious Nappa leather, and real wood trim on the door panels and dashboard, giving that upscale, premium feel.
3. Fun to Drive
The Mazda CX-5 Perth range is powered by three petrol engines and one diesel engine. These provide high performance and fuel economy.
You get a good feeling behind the wheel, as the CX-5 is agile and steering response. It is also smooth on acceleration and quiet cruising along at speed. Taking corners or overtaking is a breeze, and all wheel drive means even tackling the moderate off-road escapade is not a problem.
4. Practical Inside
There is clever use of space inside the CX-5. Storage options include various little cubbies, door bins with bottle holders and the glove box that can fit a 10-inch tablet. The design and layout of the dashboard and centre console is clear and simple, with all controls within quick and easy reach.
And there is room to fit all five occupants comfortably, with adjustable seats and steering wheel to suit.
The boot is plenty big enough to throw in a few school bags or full-sized suitcases.
5. Well Equipped
The Mazda Cx-5 comes loaded with a smart infotainment system featuring smartphone connectivity (including Apple CarPlay / Android Auto) and a premium quality upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system.
Every trim comes equipped with SRS airbags and the suite of Mazda’s i-Activesense safety systems such as rear parking sensors, Emergency Brake Assist and a Traction Control system. All have been designed to assist the driver and keep everyone onboard safe and sound.