MAZDA CX-5 2013 Review

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that embodies a balance between fun, safety and sustainability.
The Mazda CX-5 symbolises the latest advancement to the company’s focus on JinbaIttai, the feeling of oneness between car and driver. As the first Mazda to feature the entire range of brand-new SKYACTIV technology, the Mazda CX-5 paves the way for a new generation of Mazda vehicles. Developed using Mazda’s distinctive breakthrough approach to vehicle design, engineering and manufacturing, SKYACTIV’s creators successfully resolved conflicting objectives to come up with a line of engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis that offer customers a new level of value.
Developers focused on four key values. Hence the Mazda CX-5’s appealing, emotional design as well as its interior functionality and craftsmanship. Sustainability was a top priority, both in terms of the vehicle’s environmental imprint as well as safety.
The Mazda CX-5’s unique SKYACTIV powertrains deliver all the qualities that make a vehicle fun to drive: more torque, better responsiveness and better fuel economy. The latest edition of Sustainable Zoom-Zoom allows the vehicle to do precisely what the driver wants and reacts exactly as one would expect.
Looking to reduce the weight of its new generation models by 100kg, engineers sought out optimisation potential, but always with an eye to improving strength and safety. In addition to the outstanding passive safety afforded by a complete body and chassis redesign as one component of the SKYACTIV programme, the Mazda CX-5 features active safety systems previously unheard of in its segment.
The basis for Mazda’s brand-new look is the company’s innovative “KODO – Soul of Motion” design theme, with its bold front face and new signature wing that highlights the redesigned five-point grille. Inside, the roomy, sophisticated cabin clearly testifies to how this car was built for life in today’s world. Featuring refreshingly clever Karakuri features, such as the unique 4:2:4 three-way split folding rear seat, and a highly intuitive HMI/infotainment system, the Mazda CX-5 takes convenience and flexibility to a new level.
With its interior versatility, its predictable and responsive handling and its class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions, the Mazda CX-5 instantly raises the bar for the compact SUV segment.
The designers studied cheetahs, fastest land animals, to set out to push the look of an SUV to another level with KODO. One result is a sophisticated exterior that, while expressing SUV sturdiness and functionality, boldly projects an elegant sense of motion and anticipation of an exhilarating drive.
The Mazda CX-5’s well-planted look begins with the strong presence of the nose and prominent wheel arches. Its forward-leaning stance is reminiscent of a sprinter in the starting blocks just before the race begins, and the placement of the cabin to the rear like a predator preparing to pounce. The end result is an athletic yet dignified shape. The designers were able to achieve outstanding aerodynamics; with a target drag coefficient of only 0.33.The exterior is available in seven colours including two new tones: Zeal Red and Sky Blue. The width is 1,840 mm and the wheelbase is 2,700 mm.
Mazda created a driver-oriented cabin, with solid yet mature styling, which offers a new level of build quality along with outstanding ergonomics and an excellent view of the road. Leather and two kinds of fabric are available for the seats and trim in two colours: black and sand.
By obstructing noise pathways from the engine compartment to the cabin using new sound absorbing materials and controlling suspension resonance and energy flows through the floor panel, Mazda achieved some of the lowest cabin noise readings in the compact SUV segment.
Man and machine in sync
The new generation HMI (Human Machine Interface) features a 5.8-inch touchscreen monitor. The infotainment system features the latest technology, including a USB connector and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity as well as iPod® wireless audio playback. The Bose® surround sound system and the navigation system, based on TomTom® technology, offer top-quality connected service.
Ultra-high petrol compression 
Developers of the engine were also aiming for a lightweight design that produced more from less. The compression ratio is a central feature of the Mazda CX-5’s 2.0L. As a result, the SKYACTIV-G is 10 % lighter with considerably less internal friction and while delivering more torque, better fuel economy and lower emissions.
Mazda is offering i-stop, its innovative, intelligent idle-stop system that uses combustion energy for the restart, requiring an electric-powered starter motor only to provide some momentum during the initial restart phase. In addition to saving fuel, this enables remarkably quick and smooth restarts.
A solid body
In spite of its lightweight construction, the CX-5 was also designed to achieve the top rating in crash tests. The developers optimised material thickness and enhanced connections at strategic body points like the rear ring structure, wheel wells and side rails.
The CX-5 comes equipped with the latest active safety technology, like Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning System. The Mazda CX-5 has a High Beam Control System (HBCS) which automatically switches between low and high beams to ensure good night visibility for everyone. The system uses a camera at the top of the windscreen to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles at a distance of 600m.
The CX-5 is the first Mazda as well as the first non-premium compact SUV with a Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system that helps prevent low speed (4-30km/h) frontal collisions. Mazda’s brand-new Lane Departure Warning System has always its eye on the road. Mazda engineers made no compromises, designing the Mazda CX-5 to channel impact energy away from the cabin. As the first Mazda built with the entire range of SKYACTIV technology, the CX-5 comes with the highly rigid yet lightweight SKYACTIV-Body. Utilising a straighter, more continuous frame and an extremely efficient multi-load path structure, the SKYACTIV-Body is designed to achieve top ratings in crash tests.
Our driving experience

Our driving experiences is calm and quite in this compact crossover with lot of space in the second row. Cargo Area is very spacious. This family crossover is something different is revealed by it fresh exterior design.

Over and all, CX-5 have an easy-going, relaxed feel ideal for family.

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Retail Price*
AED 94,000 to 134,000
*Price may vary as per features and options selected
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