Mazda CX-5 is a mini SUV that is upgradation to the model CX-3. It has great features and drives off really well on the road. Mazda has invested good money is some new cars, and they’re paying off really well as an investment. CX-5 is a model that is practical on day to day basis, and give you do many features in very less price compared to other cars of the segment. The car has decent performance, and does really well in maintaining the comfort no matter on how rough and fast you’re driving. Build quality is commendable, and looks are stunning. Let’s review this car on various parameters.
Performance: it is a performance packed having Multipoint Fuel injection 2.5 litre petrol engine. It gives the maximum power output of 138kW @ 5700rpm and torque of 250Nm @ 4000rpm. The engine is small and has power to weight ratio of about 86.6W/kg. The car’s performance is definitely at par due to better compression ratio which helps in extracting maximum power from a drop of fuel and minimizing exhaust gases. This makes this car economical as well as powerful enough. The car has max. Power is at higher RPM, which means, you need reviving to meet fuel requirements also. It reaches 100km/hr in 8.7 seconds making you to drive it comfortably on city roads, where you need acceleration for overtaking. Fuel efficiency of the car is decent, about 100 km per 7.4 litres. It has a fuel tank of 58 litres. The car is a beast compared to other cars in the segment.
It is an all wheel drive having automatic 6 SP transmission, which makes it to run smoothly on city roads as well as rough roads also.
Steering and Suspension: while driving, you can surely feel the power of engine, but when it comes to handling, it performs average. The steering is RACK & PINION – POWER ASSISTED type which gives you a circle of 11.2 metres. On city, this circle is just average, so overall, taking sharp turns and parking in less space require some extra work, but that’s okay, because it excels in other departments. Front suspension is Macpherson strut, and rear is multilink type. The car surely performs well in absorbing the jerks, but if you expect it to bear heavy load like one of your big SUVs, then the car fails. It performs average on rough roads, despite of having a four wheel drive.
Features: As mentioned above, the car has lots of features to offer at such a low price. You can expect every standard feature to be in the car like traction control system, hill holder, brake force distribution and many more. Basically, these features are more refined than CX-3, so if you’re thinking of a car better than CX-3 to buy, this might be your best option. As soon as you step in the car and look at the dashboard, you will notice how elegant and simplistic it is. Being that simple, it has all the features you need in a car. The interior matches the CX-3, but bunch of refinements into it. This car is surely a better option in mini SUV segment.
Space and comfort: this car provides better boot space than CX-3, about 403 litres, which mean that you have a car that looks same, but better version of it. The car has plenty of space, and in case you need more, you can always fold seats in 60:40 manner.
Overall, this car is perfect for a family that loves to travel with lots of luggage, and also concerns about budget.