Car reviews - Mazda - CX-5 - Diesel range
There's a lot to like about the diesel version of Mazda's mid-size SUV
1 Jun 2012
EVEN at $40,000, the all-new CX-5 Diesel AWD is so accomplished that there is no reason why buyers of prestige and luxury SUVs costing almost twice as much shouldn’t include the Mazda on their shortlist.
It certainly puts the established mainstream players on notice. Of course, a spot of social-climbing would be just wishful thinking on the Japanese company’s part.
As well as the goofy grille and dreary dash, the badge just isn’t right compared to a BMW X1, Audi Q3 or Volvo XC60.
But there’s very little that’s wrong with the rest of the CX5, as a week in the Maxx Sport revealed.
Model release date: 1 March 2012 to 1 January 2015
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THE arrestingly designed CX-7 first appeared in late 2006 in thrilling but thirsty high-performance 175kW/350Nm 2.3-litre turbo-petrol all-wheel-drive guise, just as fuel prices skyrocketed and diesels became all the rage.
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