On the market for almost three years, the current Mazda CX-5 needed a breath of fresh air. And it benefits from it starting with 2015 thanks to a range of improvements that can be regarded as a mid-life facelift.
Starting this spring, 2015 Mazda CX-5 will be available in UK showrooms, priced from £22,295 to £30,595. in UK, the crossover will be offered in three grades; SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport Nav.
The range comprises three 2.0-litre petrol two-wheel drive variants equipped with six-speed manual transmissions, and thirteen 2.2-litre diesel versions (six of which are available with all-wheel drive) fitted with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
As we would expect, the standard equipment was also improved and now includes manual front passenger seat height adjustment, an electronic parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, and the company’s Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control.
A new 7-inch, full-colour, centre console touch-screen incorporates DAB radio, two ports for USB connectivity and MZD Connect. Paired with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services. Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefit from new exterior features including 19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, and LED fog lamps.
Safety Features
The list of safety features is also very comprehensive and features Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Attention Alert (DAA). They will provide steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if the driver strays from the middle of the chosen lane. Having first learned the owners driving style, DAA operates at speeds of over 40 mph (64 km/h), alerting drivers to take a break if it detects a degradation in driving style indicating fatigue.
Also, Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSM/RCTA) combines two systems in one for greater safety.