Mazda CX-5 (2018) Specs & Price

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Mazda has updated the range of its 2017/18 #CarsAwards Family Car category winner – the CX-5 ­– with the addition of Individual-spec 2.0-litre front-wheel-drive and 2.5-litre all-wheel-drive automatic derivatives. Herewith details of the consolidated CX-5 line-up…

Earlier this year, the CX-5 2.5 Individual was named a category winner in the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank, ahead of the highly-rated Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-Line DSG and Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT-Line. With this upgrade, which increases the Hiroshima-based marque’s family car range to 8 derivatives, the #CarsAwards-winning 2.5 Individual automatic gains an all-wheel drivetrain and its standard features include, inter alia, a tilt/slide sunroof, satnav, front and rear parking sensors, head-up display and an automatic tailgate.


Higher-spec CX-5 derivatives blend tasteful leather-trimmed interiors with a raft of onboard technologies.

Active-spec derivatives

2.0L FWD Manual R386 600
2.0L FWD Auto R398 600
2.2L DE FWD Auto  R469 700


Standard features:

  • LED headlamps and
  • LED front fog lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Cloth seats
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Push-button keyless start
  • Cruise control
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto headlamps & levelling
  • Dual-zone climate control (with rear ventilation)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Reverse camera
  • 7-inch infotainment system
  • 6-speaker radio/CD/aux/USB audio system
  • Bluetooth hands-free
  • USB for rear centre armrest
  • 40:20:40 folding rear seats
  • ISOfix child seat anchor point
  • Privacy glass
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Auto door lock


The CX-5 scores strongly in terms of practicality; its utility space is much improved compared with the previous model.

Dynamic-spec derivatives

2.0L FWD Manual R412 000
2.0L FWD Automatic R424 000


Standard features (over and above Active specification):

  • Smart advanced keyless entry
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather seats
  • 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power lumbar support for driver’s seat
  • Auto-folding side mirrors
  • Auto-dimming headlamps


We've compared the top-of-the-range CX-5 with the Hyundai Tucson 2.0CRDi Elite. Read the comparative review here.  

Individual-spec derivatives

2.0L FWD Automatic R480 700
2.5L AWD Automatic R543 800
2.2L DE Akera AWD Auto R571 300


Standard features (over and above Dynamic specification):

  • Driver + Passenger 8-way power adjustable
  • Adaptive LED headlamps
  • BOSE with 10 speakers
  • Parking Sensors front and rear
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart City Brake Support (front and rear)
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Head-up-display (Window Type)
  • Satellite navigation
  • Powerlift tailgate
  • Power tilt and slide roof

The CX-5 range is backed by a 3-year unlimited kilometre service plan, factory warranty and roadside assistance, plus a 5-year corrosion warranty.

Watch our in-depth video review and comparison of the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson below...


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Mazda CX-5 (2017) First Drive

Extended Test: Mazda CX-5 2.2DE AWD Akera [with Video]

Mazda CX-5 2.2DE AWD Akera (2016) Review

Hyundai Tucson Sport (2017) Quick Review

Hyundai Tucson Sport (2017) Launch Review

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Executive (2017) Review

Comparative Review: Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sportage vs Renault Kadjar vs Volkswagen Tiguan

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