Mazda CX-5 SUV (2017 -) Costs

Review by Adam Binnie on
Last Updated: 09 Aug 2017
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

Running costs

  • Larger, unstressed engines with realistic mpg claims
  • No turbocharged units with sky-high economy figures
  • Best performer is the two-wheel drive, manual 2.0-litre diesel

Mazda is famous for improving economy though marginal gains – shaving a gram or two of emissions here and there, or revising the ball bearings in the all-wheel drive’s rear differential for 2% better economy.

It’s also known for quoting reasonably realistic miles per gallon figures. As such, the CX-5 boasts more than 40mpg on all versions barring the 165hp petrol, which weighs in with 36mpg.

The best performer is the 2.0-litre diesel 150hp with two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, claiming 49mpg. That might not sound ground-breaking but there’s a good chance you’ll actually get near that figure.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,064 - £1,171 *


£869 - £1,032 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Yearly or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs soonest


Three years or 60,000 miles, as with all new Mazda cars

Road tax (12 months)

£150.00 - £150.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.9 out of 5

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Given the larger capacity of the engines on offer here it’s not surprising to see corresponding CO2 emissions – the lowest on offer is 132g/km from the 2.2-litre diesel, with two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.

Avoid the petrol if you’re looking for a company car, as this puts out 149g/km of CO2, nearly as high as the all-wheel drive diesel (both 150hp and 175hp units emit 152g/m of CO2).

If you want an auto or all-wheel drive car the 150hp 2.2-litre diesel offers the lowest rates, although combining the two results in quite high CO2.

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