The new Mazda CX-5’s design is a unique combination of speed and elegance. Its signature ‘KODO – Soul of motion’ design philosophy has evolved to represent a confidence, style and maturity that sets the standard for SUVs. I took the Mazda CX-5 2.2 litre DE Active 6AT for a test drive at Mazda Clearwater and here is my verdict.


The new Mazda CX-5 takes the SUV to a new level of improvement and seamless workmanship. Every part of the CX-5’s design, including its front grille and LED headlamps, rear combination lamps and newly designed alloy wheels all work together in harmony to produce a form and road attitude that redefines modern SUV design.

The CX-5 is guaranteed to turn heads with a range of exterior colours available, from Snowflake White Pearl Mica to Soul Red Crystal.

Interior & tech

With a constructed interior that supports and comforts, the new Mazda CX-5 can accommodate five adults in luxurious leather and its adjustable 40:20:40 seating allows you to store and transport items.

Representing the latest in connectivity and infotainment, the new Mazda CX-5 has USB ports that are situated in the front and rear of the cabin to accommodate all your devices, and it also comes equipped with MZD Connect, which allows you to access your compatible smartphone’s music, contacts and social media.

Power & performance

The CX-5’s SKYACTIV-D 2.2 litre diesel engine produces 129kW of power and a muscular 420Nm of torque using from as little as 5.8 litres of fuel every 100km.

Its 6-speed automatic transmission combines the best characteristics of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions.


Built with a rigid body frame, the Mazda CX-5 has 6 SRS airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) as well as Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) to ensure your safety. The CX-5 also comes standard with Auto Door Lock and Hill Launch Assist (HLA).

Price: R482 600

Contact Mazda Clearwater on 010 493 3860 for more information about the Mazda CX-5 2.2 litre DE Active 6AT, or to book a test drive.

Source: Mazda South Africa

Mazda Clearwater