Mazda CX-5 Akera Review
What do you want to say about a midsize SUV and you’re thinking about the Mazda CX-5? Seriously, donith thinks about it, understands it, they are good. There you go, the shortest car review in the world. Wait, which one are you thinking about? There are many variations in the range and you don’t want to be stuck with the wrong.
We are looking at Akera class here. Is this the one you are considering? It’s one of the top and most expensive CX-5 product lines that even Mazda only admits 15% you’ll buy. Is not? Wait, come back!
It just takes most people. No worries, the rest of you gather round, then. Great. So this review is on the diesel version. Yes, diesel engine. Where to evaluate gasoline? Um, try here. No sorry, good luck, see you again.
That’s right, so it’s just you and me. That’s great – we’ll be like Mulder and Scully, right? Or Bo and Luke Duke, Rick and Morty? Cagney and Lacey? Okay, I’ll continue with it.
In fact, you’re not alone, because even though only a quarter of buyers choose a diesel engine, the number is still in the crowd when you consider the CX-5 to be a popular mid-size SUV. most in the whole country. Yup, CX-5 outsold Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan. Last year, it was the most popular SUV in Australia, completely stopping.
Let’s take a look at all the noisy and make sure it’s the SUV for you – from the size and fuel that goes into it, to what it wants to drive and how realistic it is. We will even answer the question: what’s the point of buying Akera?
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
The top specs of any car rarely represent the best value for money in a model lineup, and that rule is for Akera, but what you get, for what you pay , still good.
Look at an CX-5 brochure and you’ll see the $ 40,390 Maxx Sport (AWD diesel engine) loaded with everything on the $ 49,990 Akera. That includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen with sat sat and reversing camera, rear parking sensors, digital radio, auto LED headlights and LED taillights and automatic wipers.
On top of that, Akera comes with a head-up display, front parking sensor, 10-speaker Bose audio system, power sunroof and leather upholstery. Wait, so is the underclassman – GT.
Our car was painted in ‘Eternal Blue’, but there are seven other types to choose from including ‘Snow Pearl White Pearl’, ‘Sonic Silver metallic’, ‘Deep Crystal Blue’, ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Soul Red’ Crystal metallic ‘.
So what is the important point of buying Akera, then? The answer is that it comes with a treasure of advanced safety equipment like AEB that works at higher speeds, adaptive cruise control and other great technology outlined in the Safety section below.
A disadvantage in buying Akera diesel is the $ 3000 premium you will pay for Akera gasoline. Compared to comparable rival models, the price of Akera is right there. The RAV4 Cruiser diesel engine costs $ 50,500 and the Tiguan 140TDI is $ 49,990.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
The CX-5 is slightly larger than the CX-3 and is much smaller than the CX-9. For those of you who want to know exactly I will save you size. At the end of the 4550mm, it’s 275mm longer than the CX-3 and 525mm shorter than the CX-9.
The new CX-5 is 10 mm longer, the same width (1840mm) and 30 mm shorter in stature (1675mm) than the older model, and that makes it look more sleek and less bubbley. The size of the CX-5, places it in the SUV’s Goldilocks area – not too big or too small. Compared to the RAV4, it has a length shorter than 55mm and it has a smaller boot (read about that in Practice).
The dimensions haven’t changed too much, but the image has been significantly overhauled with sharper lines, new wheels (and even worse), a redesigned grille and nicer head and taillights. .
Discovering an Akera is difficult, because from the outside all CX-5 look exactly like bathroom tiles. The only way to tell Akera is the sunroof, controls and wheels. Even those attributes narrow it down to an Akera or GT layer below it. Great for those who have purchased a base spec with top looks. Not great for those at the other end of the bar.
The CX-5 has always had a refined interior, but the new model gives an even more premium feel to its cabin, with Akera getting some better details like leather seats. We have fair skin, look beautiful, but are as dangerous as wearing white jeans to the coal mine (not dirt, beaten).
The new generation CX-5 is very nice, from front to rear. The rivals aren’t a bad-looking group, but Mazda excels all, except for the Volkswagen Tiguan, which, although less emotional in its design, offers a handsome replacement. strength.
Cabin storage is excellent – the central armrest folds down at the back with a small compartment and two USB ports, along with two cup holders. There are two other cup holders at the front, and large bottle holders at every door. There is also a deep center console, another storage area under the dashboard and a decent sized glove box.
The CX-5 is a five-seater SUV, if it’s the seven-seater you want, stop what you do and go and read my CX-9 review here.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 8/10
You can get an Akera with petrol or diesel engines, which we have tested later – a 129-liter 129kW / 420Nm four-cylinder engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission (no gearbox). hand available).
If you’re comparing the CX-5 diesel to the petrol, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine only generates 11kW more power than the diesel, but with less torque. 169Nm.
That said, both have the same 1800kg towing capacity, but I can assure you that because the maximum diesel diesel torque reaches only 2000 rpm, it will handle traction much better than that. with gasoline, with less torque in higher loops (4000 rpm).