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2017 Mazda CX-5 now on sale in Australia from $28,690

March 31, 2017

The second-generation Mazda CX-5 is now on sale in Australia, set to continue its stronghold on the Aussie SUV market with a new look and more standard features.

Five main variant lines are on offer in Australia, spanning from the Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT, to the top Akera variant. All are available with either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.5-litre petrol, while a 2.2-litre diesel is on offer for all too except the base Maxx.

The facts and figures for these engines remain the same as the outgoing model, with fuel consumption ranging from 6.0L/100km in the diesel, to 6.9L/100km in the 2.0L petrol, up to 7.5L/100km for the 2.5L petrol.

As standard, all variants come with G-Vectoring Control to help make the drive more comfortable and smooth, along with LED headlights, reclining rear seats with 40/20/20 folding, MZD Connect, digital radio, and keyless push-button start.

Safety is also boosted, with the base model (and up) coming standard with blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert with a rear-view camera, and autonomous emergency braking in forward and reverse (low speed).

Moving up to the Maxx Sport adds bonus features including 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate with rear air vents, USB sockets, and sat-nav, while the Touring adds flip-up head-up display, Maztex/suede seat trim, front parking sensors and traffic sign recognition.

For the GT there’s 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, power tailgate, windscreen-mounted head-up display, and a leather trim (available in black and white). Stepping to the flagship Akera throws in radar cruise control, driver attention alert, lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning, and side camera technology.

It’s expected the new CX-5 will continue on as the most popular SUV in the country now that Mazda has made it more appealing to buyers. Prices start from the following (excluding on-roads):

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx 2.0L petrol FWD (manual) – $28,690
2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx 2.0L petrol FWD – $30,690
2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx 2.5L petrol AWD – $33,690

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2.0L petrol FWD – $34,390
2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2.5L petrol AWD – $37,390
2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2.2L diesel AWD – $40,390

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L petrol AWD – $38,990
2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.2L diesel AWD – $41,990

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT 2.5L petrol AWD – 44,390
2017 Mazda CX-5 GT 2.2L diesel AWD – $47,390

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera 2.5L petrol AWD – $46,990
2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera 2.2L diesel AWD – $49,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.