Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for? 4
Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for? 4

Compared to competitors in the C-size SUV segment, the Mazda CX-5 is highly appreciated for its exterior design, comfortable equipment and driving experience.

Mazda CX-5 is a C-class SUV model that has been present in the Vietnamese market for more than a decade since its first launch in 2012. The model is a competitor of Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Territory,

In July 2023, Mazda Vietnam introduced a mid-life upgrade of the Mazda CX-5 with some slight changes in appearance and additional safety features.

During this mid-life upgrade, the exterior and interior design of the Mazda CX-5 has not changed much compared to the old version, mainly adding more comfort and safety equipment.

Currently, Mazda CX-5 is distributed by Thaco Truong Hai in the form of domestic assembly with 7 versions, the listed price ranges from 749 – 999 million VND.

Below is the price list of Mazda CX-5 cars listed at the present time:

Listed price list of Mazda CX-5 2023 (Unit: VND)
Version Listed price
Mazda CX-5 Deluxe 749,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Luxury 789,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Premium 829,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Premium Sport 849,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Premium Exclusive 869,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Signature Sport 979,000,000
Mazda CX-5 Signature Exclusive 999,000,000

Mazda CX-5 makes a strong impression with its Kodo-style design with many improvements.

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

In the upgraded version, the Mazda CX-5 has a creative exterior design following the `Artful Design` philosophy.

The large `Signature Wing` grille border is linked to the LED headlights.

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

The body is smooth and uniform when the door handle is designed in the same color as the car’s body with harmonious embossed lines.

Mazda CX-5 rearview mirror fully integrates electric adjustment, electric folding features and turn signals.

The rear of the car does not have too many improvements compared to the previous version with beautifully stylized details.

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

Mazda CX-5 is one of the car models with the most beautiful interior in the segment, bringing many experiences and premium feelings similar to luxury cars.

Notable amenities include:

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated heating function,

Display operating information through the windshield (HUD),

8` central entertainment screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto wireless connection

Premium Bose surround sound system with 10 speakers.

Double-layer glass doors for the front seats,

Front and rear glass doors with anti-UV rays,

One-touch glass door control button for all rows of seats,


Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror, automatic folding, with glass drying function.

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

Mazda CX-5 in Vietnam currently has 2 powertrain options.

With the Signature version, the car uses a 2.5L SkyActiv-G engine for a maximum capacity of 188 horsepower and 252 Nm of torque.

Advantages and disadvantages of Mazda CX-5: Who is it suitable for?

With the new chassis, the front and rear suspension systems on the Mazda CX-5 2023 have the ability to reduce early fluctuations, creating stability for the vehicle body when traveling at medium to high speeds.

Besides, the CX-5 promises to bring a very sporty driving feeling as it is the only car model to use a 6-speed automatic box.

Regarding safety, the 2023 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, cross-traffic warning when reversing, and lane departure warning.

There are also standard safety equipment such as 6 airbags, brake support ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC, hill start assist, traction control system, front parking assist sensor and

Meanwhile, the i-Activsense safety package is equipped on the 3 higher versions and adds new features such as warning the driver to rest, smart braking, smart braking in the city front and rear, control

Besides the outstanding advantages, the Mazda CX-5 still has the following disadvantages:

The biggest disadvantage of the Mazda CX-5 is that the cockpit space is quite cramped, especially in the rear seat area.

For an adult 1m7 tall, the rear seat legroom is only enough for 2 tennis balls and the distance from head to ceiling is only `modest` at more than 1 tennis ball.

Besides, the luggage compartment of the Mazda CX-5 is also considered to be a bit small compared to other competitors.

The Mazda CX-5’s outstanding performance means that this model will consume more fuel than models with smaller engines.

According to the manufacturer’s announcement, the 2.0L engine of the Mazda CX-5 has an average fuel consumption of 6.1 – 8.6 liters/100 km (depending on road conditions), while the 2.5L engine has

According to the experience of some users, the Mazda CX-5 impresses with its interior and exterior design;

The cabin space is not too spacious and is not suitable for users with a height of 1m70 or more.

In terms of operation, the steering wheel feels very good, the car in Sport driving mode accelerates very smoothly, but when driving, the CX-5 feels quite bouncy, easily causing motion sickness.

The car’s soundproofing ability is quite good thanks to the 2-layer glass doors in the front.

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With a neutral design, diverse colors and promoting practicality.

Mazda CX-5 is a rare car model that can balance well the elements of design, equipment, operation and price.

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