2022 Mazda CX-5

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$26,250

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

26

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

180.1” x 65.6”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Sharp steering
  • Interior materials quality
  • Power from optional turbo engine
  • Standard safety features
  • Large 10.25-inch multimedia screen standard
  • Confident braking feel

The bad:

  • Multimedia user interface
  • Cramped backseat
  • Engine noise
  • Fuel economy with turbo engine

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Mazda CX-5 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • All-wheel drive now standard
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbo
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Mazda CX-5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Mazda CX-5?

The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV has seating for five and a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The base engine is a 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and there’s an available 227-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The turbo engine’s power bumps up to 256 hp when running on 93-octane premium fuel instead of regular gas. A six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. The CX-5 competes against the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4.

The CX-5 offers 17.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its backseat, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Mazda CX-5?

The CX-5 gets subtle front and rear styling updates, and all-wheel drive is now standard. There’s a new available drive-mode switch, and the seats have been redesigned. Improved chassis stiffness and suspension refinements are meant to reduce vibrations and noise, Mazda says, and the automaker also says the automatic transmission is more responsive.  

What Features in the 2022 Mazda CX-5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Push-button start 
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability

Available features include: 

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bose premium stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging
  • Head-up display
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Rear automatic braking

Should I Buy the 2022 Mazda CX-5?

The Mazda CX-5 continues to be a practical compact SUV, with the added bonus of being relatively entertaining to drive. A subtle exterior update keeps the CX-5 looking fresh, but newly standard all-wheel drive helps boost this Mazda’s appeal. The CX-5’s backseat can feel cramped, however, and the console-based multimedia controller is frustrating to use.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love our Mazdas!

We have owned our 2022 CX-5 Turbo for 10 moths and it is a great vehicle. Our previous SUV was an Acura RDX Advance. It too was great but this Mazda is of a higher quality and $10-$15,000 less when purchased new. Every once in a while the doors don’t lock when I walk away (I have it set up to do so) and that is the only issue I have had in 10 months and 10,000 miles. I highly recommend any Mazda product. We also own a ‘21 Miata RF, have owned several Miatas along with a Mazda6 Signature and a CX-9 Grand Touring. All have been great vehicles.

5.0

Great

Have had our 2022 for 8 months now. It's been great, the fit/finish and ride are superior, IMHO, then my previous CRV and Rav4 vehicles. The only thing I would like to see is a touch screen entertainment center rather then the manual knob. The interior is well laid out with quality accents, feel and quiet, again far superior to our previous SUVs. So far it's been mechanically sound with no issues and we are enjoying it very much.

5.0

Good value

Great gas mileage. Interior is not overly cluttered. Exterior is stylish. Great value for the money. Rear seating has plenty of leg room. Would recommend

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Mazda CX-5 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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