MPG and running costs
Despite being a high-riding SUV, with all the aerodynamic sensitivity of a house, as well as big, expensive tyres, buyers of the CX-5 will still demand that it’s economical to run. It having overcome its 4x4 traits to be involving to drive is simply not enough.
Mazda’s efforts to keep the CX-5’s kerb weight as low as possible (1345kg for the lightest two-wheel-drive petrol, and 1545kg for the heaviest, the four-wheel-drive diesel automatic) have benefited its efficiency. The official combined MPG figures range from a respectable 47.1mpg for the petrol and an impressive 56.5mpg from the two-wheel-drive 148bhp diesel.
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The 225/55 R19 tyres that come with the Sport Nav level trim’s 19-inch wheels cost from around £120 for some decent rubber, to over £160 for ones from premium brands.