List pricing sees CX-5 ownership pitched much as before, with prices ranging in the £24,000 to £33,000 bracket. There are two trim levels - 'SE-L Nav' and 'Sport Nav' and three engines, a 2.0 165PS petrol unit and 150 and 175PS versions of the familiar 2.2-litre diesel. You have to have a diesel if you want to be able to pay the £2,000 premium that Mazda demands for AWD. You also have to have a diesel if you want automatic transmission - it's an extra £1,500.
All models feature a generous standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, a DAB radio and a 7"" colour touch-screen display with Mazda's integrated navigation. 'Sport Nav' cars add to this with a reversing camera, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel, a power lift tailgate and a new head-up display that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition.
Other highlights include two new optional paint colours: 'Soul Red Crystal Metallic' and 'Machine Grey Metallic'. Both shades use Mazda's unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology, and compared to the previous CX-5's 'Soul Red Metallic' paint, 'Soul Red Crystal' increases brightness by approximately 20% and depth by 50%.