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Used Mazda CX-5

A handsome family SUV that's well-equipped and engaging to drive

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The Mazda CX-5 is a medium-sized family SUV that offers an engaging driving experience and a smart interior design.

If you're in the market for a family SUV then you may have already considered the likes of the SEAT Ateca or Nissan Qashqai, both of which are excellent vehicles.

The CX-5 is less common than those cars but makes a great alternative as a used car purchase because of the following reasons:

  • Handsome appearance
  • Stylish and well-thought-out interior
  • Big boot
  • Efficient engine choices
  • Affordable running costs

Engines and Driving Experience

Mazda CX-5 driving shot

The law of physics dictate that SUVs don't tend to handle well because of their size and height. However, the CX-5 feels nimble and planted, which should suit you if driving engagement is a priority.

Thankfully, the fun drive doesn't compromise on comfort. The CX-5 feels compliant over rough road surfaces and has a quiet cabin; making for an enjoyable long distance companion.


  • 2.0-litre: produces 163bhp, 0 to 62mph between 9.9 and 10.5 seconds, up to 42.2mpg
  • 2.5-litre: produces 191bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.3 seconds, up to 35.0mpg


  • 2.2-litre: produces 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.2 seconds, up to 50.4mpg
  • 2.2-litre: produces 182bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.8 seconds, up to 44.8mpg

Depending on the engine you go for, you'll either benefit from a slick 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic. The most powerful diesel engine comes with all-wheel drive, so is worth looking at if you live in a rural area.

Practicality and Running Costs

Mazda CX-5 boot

If you want something bigger than a regular hatchback, then the CX-5 is a worthwhile upgrade because of the excellent amount of head and legroom. In addition, the rear doors open nice and wide, making it easier to fit a child's seat using the ISOFIX anchor points.

With 506 litres of boot space, the CX-5 is well-equipped to deal with family life. The boot will happily accommodate a bicycle or two once the rear seats have been folded down, revealing 1,620 litres of capacity. Towing won't be an issue since the CX-5 can haul a braked trailer weighing between 1,800kg and 2,100kg (depending on spec).

The CX-5 sits in insurance groups between 16 and 26 (out of 50), which should prove beneficial come renewal time. Affordable servicing and maintenance is available through all Evans Halshaw retailers.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Courtesy of an ergonomic design and a host of quality materials, the CX-5's cabin is up there with the best at its price point. The wide central screen sits at eye level for safety, and grants access to an intuitive infotainment system that can be easily controlled via a rotary dial next to the handbrake.

Equipment levels are generous across the range, with entry-level 'SE-L' models coming with DAB radio, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control and LED headlights. 'Sport' models benefit from a leather interior with heated front seats, a Bose sound system and 19-inch alloy wheels.

If you want luxury then go for the 'GT Sport', which gets Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof.

The CX-5 scored five stars during its Euro NCAP safety test thanks to features such as:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
Mazda CX-5 cabin

Is the Mazda CX-5 right for me?

There are plenty of family SUVs available for you to choose from, but the CX-5 makes a great choice because of its handsome appearance, low running costs and spacious cabin. Take into account the generous equipment list and the CX-5 represents good value compared to more expensive alternatives.

If you're in the market for this type of SUV, then check out the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Nissan Qashqai before committing since they're both excellent. If you want something more premium, then we'd recommend looking at the Audi Q3.

Why purchase a used Mazda CX-5 through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.