New 2023 Mazda CX-5 starts from £29,720

Mazda’s family SUV gets tweaked styling, more equipment and new trim levels for the 2023 model year

  • Tweaked styling for 2023
  • Mazda introduces five new trim levels
  • On sale now from £29,720

An updated version of the Mazda CX-5 is now on sale, featuring a host of exterior and interior tweaks. Prices start at £29,720 for the 2.0-litre petrol in Centre-Line guise, stretching to £41,335 for the range-topping Takumi diesel with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.

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Changes have been made to the trim level structure, styling and equipment list in order to keep the CX-5 competitive with its many rivals, which include the Hyundai Tucson, Peugeot 3008, SEAT Ateca and Nissan Qashqai. The CX-5 has been a hit model for Mazda, accounting for around a quarter of its sales. Since its launch in 2012, more than 70,000 examples have found UK customers.

At the front, there’s an updated 'three-dimensional' grille and redesigned headlights. The rear lights have also been reworked, while new paint colours such as Zircon Sand and Rhodium White join the options list. Mazda has also ensured three trim levels – Newground, Homura and Takumi – stand out even further with exclusive styling touches.

2023 Mazda CX-5 trim levels

Buyers can configure their new CX-5 in one of five distinct trim levels: Centre-Line, Newground, Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi. As previously mentioned, the entry point into the range is the Centre-Line which starts from £29,720 and is available with either a 163bhp 2.0-litre petrol or a 2.2-litre diesel engine with 148bhp. For a base model, standard equipment is strong, with all cars getting LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10.25-inch centre screen, dual-zone climate control, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and front and rear parking sensors.

For an extra £1,000, Newground trim nets you rugged exterior styling tweaks as well as 19-inch gloss black alloys, heated front seats and part-leatherette upholstery. Starting from £32,820, the Exclusive-Line model is likely to be the most popular pick of the range and is the only model – other than the top-of-the-line Takumi – that can be specified with the more-powerful 182bhp diesel engine. This boasts a panoramic sunroof, a powered bootlid, a reversing camera, a Bose sound system, wireless phone charging and a heated steering wheel.

Finally, the sporty Homura and luxurious Takumi top the CX-5 range, starting from £34,820 and £35,220 respectively. Tick the box for Homura trim and this will include sleek gloss-black styling accents on the bumpers and wheel arches, larger tailpipes and a black leather interior with red contrast stitching.

Finally, the Takumi adds brown Nappa leather upholstery, adaptive LED headlights, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a 360-degree camera system. Unlike other models in the range, the Takumi can also be specced with a more-powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine with 191bhp.

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