Interior and tech
The CX-5 is not groundbreaking inside. The design is conventional, the materials are the usual set of leathers and plastics, and the dominant colour is black. However, what it lacks in exuberance it more than makes up for with a sensible, ergonomic design, and a solid, quality finish.
The icons on the buttons are clear and easy to read, as are the dials. None of the functions seem misplaced, hard to reach or annoyingly different just for the sake of it. The infotainment is simple and easy to use, too: switching between the radio and satnav – a task you might frequently undertake – requires the press of just one button.