Updated: Apr 2, 2021
When it comes to any sort of design, there are three types of reactions, yes, no and WOW! There's no question where the Mazda CX-5 falls. Instantly desired by both male and female drivers, its sleek modern curves are elegant in their simplicity, yet embody a sense of strength when you take a closer look. The thing about this car, it's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. Specially designed to give consumers every ounce of luxury through its superior interior design, and impressive technological features. The CX-5 has managed to stand out in a highly competitive space in a very short time, stealing the spotlight from other crossover SUVs such as the Toyota Rav-4, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan that have previously dominated the space.
The Car That Keeps On Giving!
Choice, Performance & Efficiency
Spoilt for choice is an understatement when we dive deeper because the 2014 Mazda CX-5 comes in 3 engine options. The 2.5-Litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, the 2.2 Litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine and a 2.0 Litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine. All of these are linked to a 6-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission and are available in both 2WD and 4WD. If we really had to make a choice we would probably lean towards the Maxda CX-5 25S or the Mazda CX-5 25S L Package. They both have 2.5L petrol engines, 4WD, DVD/Navi system with Bose audio, and steering controls . The differences come with the wheels, seats and drive. The 25S has 18-inch alloy rims and automatically operated cloth seats while the 25SL has electrically powered leather seats, both 2WD & 4WD as well as 19-inch alloy rims. The 2.5L CX-5 consumes petrol at a rate of 15.2 Km/L making it extremely efficient when it comes to fuel consumption. Its diesel counterpart fares better at 18.6 Km/L but honestly, whichever model you choose, fuel consumption won't keep you up at night.
Handling, Maintainance & Parts
The Mazda CX-5 is a dream to drive thanks to its solid suspension and perfectly weighted steering. We love how stable it feels on the road, and even on corners, there is very little body rolling. It's no surprise that the petrol engine takes a bit more time to accelerate but once it does, it moves like the wind. The diesel version isn't afraid to showcase its powerful engine and accelerates quite fast. The CX-5 requires minor service after around 10,000 km and major service after the recommended 15,000km. Sourcing body parts locally has been a problem for many Mazda owners but with Carhoot, things have gotten much easier. Owners can easily schedule major and minor service, have their cars conveniently picked up and dropped off and say goodbye to the stress of hunting for parts on their own! The app is free to download on both Google Play and the App Store.
How Safe is The 2014 Mazda CX-5?
You'll be happy to learn that the CX-5 has continuously scored good ratings in rear crash protection, roof strength, and side-impact crash. It has a complementary control system with anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, as well as airbags, a side blind spot alarm system for the 2.5-litre, and smart city brakes support in its safety measures package. The Smart City Brake Support controls the car’s speed at certain intervals in case of detection of a possible risk of collision. Our only critique would be the limited number of airbags are few and the rear quarter vision feature which has been known to affect clear visibility. The Grand Tour Model makes up for this with a rearview camera that gives drivers more visibility when driving.
The Eco-Friendly Sky Active Engine
It is no secret that cars are one of the leading sources of CO2 emissions across the world, and many automakers are doing the best to develop affordable and eco-friendly vehicles. The Mazda CX5 is quite environmentally friendly with its engine technology only allowing small emissions of CO2. Mazda's relentless efforts in green practices have borne fruit. Through their lean manufacturing quality control policy, they have been able to successfully implement Skyactiv G engine technology to reduce carbon emissions.
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a worthwhile investment, extremely economical to use and maintain and looks amazing! If you are interested in getting yourself this or any other car, talk to our import agents on WhatsApp. You'll be blown away by just how smooth they can make the car import process for you.