Mazda CX-5 named the 2015 WhatCar? Car of the Year – Best SUV
Britain’s biggest and best-selling car buyer’s guide named the Mazda CX-5 as the Car of the Year ‘Best Buy SUV’ in the under £25,000 category in a prestigious award ceremony earlier this week. The diesel 2.2 SKYACTIV-D 150 SE-L impressed the experts at What Car? with its practicality, value, economy and driver entertainment, fighting off strong competition to claim top spot.
Rory White, WhatCar? Reviewer said “The CX-5 is brilliant value for such a capable SUV. The four-cylinder diesel engine is smooth and powerful and the CX-5 is seriously practical, too.”
This is the third year in a row that the CX-5 has scooped up the award, once again confirming the confidence that the experts (as well as our many Mazda CX-5 customers) have in the car.
Highlighting the CX-5’s excellent standard equipment What Car? Director of testing John Mcllroy wrote: ‘SE-L trim gets most of the kit you’re likely to want or need, including dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control and even automatic emergency braking.’ Adding, ‘The boot is huge and you can fold down the spring-loaded rear seats by pulling on the handles in the boot.’
The CX-5 was the first model in the Mazda range to feature the company’s innovative SKYACTIV technologies with its engines, transmissions, chassis and body. SKYACTIV has since been rolled out across much of the range and 2015 will see the upgrade of both the Mazda 2 and Mazda MX-5 with this industry leading technology, as well as a facelift to the current CX-5 model.
Competitively available starting from just £21,895, the Mazda CX-5 is available with an industry leading finance offer of zero deposit and 5.9% APR on personal contract purchase.