Mazda has gone to the Mazda CX-5 late in the compact SUV segment, but more successful. With the new Kodo design and technology Skyactiv Mazda has brought the CX-5 is not only visually but also technically up to date.
Now we have taken a closer look at the diesel, which is also the more popular engine. Standard equipment on board include ABS, ESP, six airbags, the City Emergency Brake Assist, a lane departure warning, lane change assist, cruise control, 2-zone automatic climate control, 19 "alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, a hill-start assistant, a high-beam assistant, tinted windows from the B-pillar, leather seats, fog lights, a rear-view camera, keyless entry and start system, and even a whole lot more.
Except for a tachometer, the red area starts earlier, the interior thus does not differ from that in the gasoline engine. The generous space can be as convincing as the material quality and design of the fittings.
Despite the many functions it is also quickly feel the dashboard, only some features will become apparent only after a study of the operating instructions. The one negative we also communicate with the diesel addiction of the vehicle, which is annoying even to the volume control on the steering wheel every time you print with a beeper. Was also not very loud defused the lane departure warning, which has the potential to bring dead back to life.
But much praise earn the generous shelves and the trunk volume, which may have 503-1620 liters.
Very practical is the anchoring of the luggage compartment cover in the tailgate. When you open the cover moves with the tailgate up, and you can load the trunk better, without having to first remove the cover manually.
For a positive surprise, the 2.2-liter diesel engine that can convince just after the first few meters, and has also shown during the test operation only at its best provides. With an output of 150 hp (110 kW), the CX-5 is located in the section of his class, yet offers above-average driving pleasure. Its maximum torque of 380 Nm, the engine 1800-2600 rev / min ready. It already is equal to the start, a lot of power available, and you can feel at no time a turbo lag.
That the diesel has a great departure, is also in direct comparison with the 10 hp more powerful gasoline engine. With a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.4 seconds, the 150 hp diesel by 1.1 seconds faster than the 160 hp gasoline. The top speed of both models at 197 km / h.
It may also convince the diesel in torque. Even if you are traveling at low speeds in a high gear, offers the CX-5 diesel have enough power for smooth acceleration.
Only when overtaking, it is advisable at this, a gear shift down to use the full force can. The very smooth automatic circuit can convince fans because the 6 speed can be sorted over short distances. The circuit is also very well translated, and tailored to efficiency.
Although we could during our tests the promised factory 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers, not reach, with an average consumption of 6.6 liters, the compact SUV but still be described as very economical. Who the fun factor, the CX-5 has neglected, which is sure to scratch the 6-liter mark.
But the CX-5 led with his stiff chassis and direct steering and over again to a more athletic gait. Chassis and suspension are aligned as sporty as it already promises a look. Here comes the comfort but also not too short and uneven ground are clever weggebügelt. Here, Mazda has again found a good mix that will satisfy both the comfort as well as customer-oriented sportiness.
The automatic four-wheel drive also ensures that the CX-5 in every situation brings the power to the road makes perfect. In addition to the advantages in the power distribution allows the four-wheel drive in combination with the higher body down that you get more good progress even off road.
Although the CX-5 is now not a hardcore off-roader, you get much further ahead than you would not put it past him by its sporty appearance. A visit to a remote mountain hut represents the CX-5 definitely not be a problem.
The new alignment of its models, Mazda has expertly hinbekommen definitely. The CX-5 is not only one of the most advanced in its class, it can also convince in any direction. Its spacious, yet modern interior like this, as well as the cultured and lively diesel engine, which also is also quite economical. That the sound insulation is also located at a premium level and the safety is not neglected, rounds the good impression we have gained from the Mazda CX-5 diesel.