Mazda CX-5 SUV (2017 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Adam Binnie on
Last Updated: 09 Aug 2017
4.4
The CX-5 was the first car to feature Mazda’s angular 'Kodo' styling and Skyactiv fuel-saving technology - two pillars that have come to define the manufacturer’s line-up of cars. It debuted in 2012 and since then the Japanese manufacturer has sold 1.

4 out of 5

Buying new

  • Diesel 2.2-litre 150hp likely to be best seller
  • Haggle hard for a good discount
  • Mazda often offers attractive finance deals

Your best bet is to haggle for a discount or to get additional kit thrown in – we haven’t seen prices yet but expect them to be broadly in-line with the current car

Additionally, to get a good deal try a car supermarket, where you’ll have less choice regarding colour and specification but more money off.

Mazda often offers discounted finance deals with low APR charges and substantial deposit contributions. Bear in mind, however, that these may become more attractive later in the model’s lifespan.

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

  • Look for thoroughly serviced models
  • Make sure you get a proper test drive
  • Avoid cars that have lived a hard life

With reasonable CO2 emissions and high standard specification, the last CX-5 was an attractive proposition to a company car user.

There’s no reason to assume this version will be any different, so be on the look-out for any former fleet vehicles that will have been treated to regular servicing.

As with any family car it’s worth making sure the rear row hasn’t been subject to heavy abuse – damage to trim or upholstery from car seat installation, for example.

Most important of course is carry out a Parkers Car History Check to make sure there's nothing nasty hidden in your car's past.

See 412 used Mazda CX-5 SUVs for sale, starting at £9,550

4.5 out of 5

Selling

  • Crossover market is still growing
  • Should mean lots of keen buyers
  • Fuel efficient models most attractive

The crossover-SUV market is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK car industry so you shouldn’t have much of a problem finding a buyer.

It goes without saying that you’ll want to get the car valeted and presented in its best light with a decent set of pictures.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine with 150hp is projected to be the best-seller so while there may be many other examples for sale second hand, there will also be lots of people interested in your car.