Mazda CX5 GT AWD SUV Video Review

2020 Mazda CX-5 GT 1 Is 2020 Mazda CX5 Australia’s most popular SUV?

Yes. 155,000 CX5 found homes in Australia since 2012.

The 2nd generation CX5 landed In 2017, and had an update at the end of 2018.

The update included updates in cabin and driving aids. Safety got a boost and the brilliant 2.5L turbo petrol from Mazda6 came on board.


4 engines Are:.

2.0L petrol – 115kw/200Nm, 6.9/100k

2.5L petrol – 140kw/252Nm, 7.4L/100k

2.5L turbo petrol – 170kw/420Nm, 8.2L/100k

2.2 turbo diesel – 140kw/450Nm, 5.7L/100k

A 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic combine with two-wheel-drive or AWD, add up to 14 variants in total

What are the trim levels?

4 trims include:  Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT, and Akera.

A full list of inclusions can be found here:  Mazda website


CX5 looks good..

KODO design’s flowing laguage gives the Mazda family sleek LED headlights and a shield grille. CX5 will seat 4 comfortably, 5 at a pinch.

2020 Mazda CX-5 GT 1

CX5 safety?

There are airbags, active lane control, active cruise control and multi-speed AEB, including low speed reverse. CX5 rated 5 stars ANCAP.

CX5 on the road?

Clever electronics do their thing in sharper. The strange sensation soon gives way to confidence.

Smooth roads have a velvety ride, and the cabin is extremely quiet on all but the worst of chip-tarmac.

Progressive Brakes take a little getting used to. Steering and transmission are smooth and silky.

7.7seconds to a hundred seems a trifle disappointing, but if you want real performance, you’ll pay much more for a Euro-Snob.

Fuel consumption: 8.2k/100L combined, and 6.9L/100k on a highway cycle.


Mazda is impressive as a brand.

The SUV range is clearly aimed at a family, but active singles will like the cargo capacity, and ease of use.

The heated seats are comfortable and luxurious.

I like it, I like it a lot.

2.5L Auto turbo Petrol $43,990*

2.2L Auto turbo Diesel $46,590*

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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