New Mazda CX-5 pricing and specifications for the 2022 car confirmed

Mazda’s rival to the Ford Kuga gets a facelift, with prices starting from £27,845

  • Tweaked styling
  • Mazda introduces CX-5 ‘Newground’ specification
  • Priced from £27,845

An updated version of the Mazda CX-5 is due for 2022, with a host of exterior and interior tweaks. It will cost from £27,845 for the 2.0-litre petrol in SE-L guise, stretching to £39,085 for the range-topping GT Sport diesel with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.

Changes are being 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, 69,500 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 a new Zircon Sand paint colour joins the options list. Mazda has also ensured the three trim levels stand out from each other with exclusive styling touches.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 trim levels

The biggest news is the arrival of the Mazda CX-5 Newground trim, which sits just above the existing SE-L and costs around £1,000 extra. This is designed to look more rugged than the SE-L, with black plastic cladding low down and front and rear silver scuff plates. Silver 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, or you can choose a set of black 19-inch wheels instead. Lime green touches on the grille are echoed inside, where the air vents and stitching are both finished in this vivid colour.

Sport trim starts from £30,945, while the CX-5 Sport Black specification is a £2,000 step up and gets a blacked-out grille with a red highlight instead of lime green. Like the Newground, it’s matched inside by the colour of the stitching. On this model, the cladding and wheels are black. Top-spec GT Sport gets body-coloured lower panels and bright silver wheels, plus soft Nappa leather seats. Prices begin at £33,345 for the 163bhp petrol with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. Adding an automatic gearbox costs around £1,600.

Wireless phone charging has been added to the range and the adaptive LED headlights have been updated, while the driver assistance pack includes Cruising & Traffic Support. In traffic jams, the car can control the steering, braking and acceleration.

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