2022 Mazda CX-5

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$26,250

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2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Mazda CX-5

Key specs

Base trim shown

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

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

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

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 4.4
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Best Bang for your buck

Best Bang for your buck, in my opinon. Great looking inside and out. Decent ride and performance for a 4 cyl, compact SUV. Definitely stands out from the others in its class.

4.0

Love the color and the car.

I love everything about my car except the fact the back end gets dirty way too fast. I’m constantly at the car wash. She’s my baby!

3.4

ITs Close But Not There Yet .

I owned a Mazda 3 which was superior to 2021 CX-5 in many ways. First my "3" had the 2.0 engine and got 39mpg on the day i traded it in ( 147K miles) The CX-5 with 2.5 poor mileage at 26.5mpg. Stock radio is a joke very poor quality with no CDplayer, no tape, or inputs to add to radio. Seats are very firm, could be softer. Engine has more engine noise than the 2.0 engine. I enjoy the added space but discounts MPG. A very high quality auto in its assembly and finish. This is my 3rd Mazda auto.

See all 5 consumer reviews

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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