Performance and 0-60 time
There’s a choice of 2-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel engines in the CX-5 (both have four cylinders and are turbocharged). The petrol produces 163bhp and 155lb ft of torque, while the diesel engine (by far the most popular in the UK) is available with two outputs: 148bhp and 280lb ft, and 173bhp and 310lb ft.
Outright performance isn’t anything to write home about, with 0-62mph times ranging from 10.5sec for the two-wheel-drive manual petrol, to 8.8sec for the 173bhp diesel all-wheel-drive automatic model. The slowest accelerating car also has the lowest top speed of 122mph, but, oddly, it’s the 148bhp two-wheel-drive diesel that has the highest top speed at 127mph.