The all-new Mazda CX5 crossover can deliver superb savings to company car drivers over rival compact SUVs.
The Mazda CX5 is the first vehicle from the Japanese firm to showcase its SKYACTIV technology – a host of efficiency-focused engineering triumphs that mean the stylish Mazda SUV will deliver excellent fuel economy and emissions performance.
As company car drivers are taxed on their vehicles’ CO2 emissions, the CX5’s class-leading emissions of 119g/km from the 150bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine in two-wheel drive guise mean a Benefit in Kind company car taxation rating as low as 13 per cent.
With combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg, the Mazda CX5 will also yield excellent savings at the pumps.
Even the most potent 175bhp diesel mated to Mazda’s six-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive system returns a remarkable 51.3mpg combined with CO2 emissions of 144g/km – that means road tax of just £135 per year.
The Mazda CX5 beats all of its competitors on emissions – including the Audi Q3, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, Skoda Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan. Only the Nissan Qashqai gets close to the Mazda’s excellent emissions values, but producing just 117bhp from its 1.6-litre engine, performance is lacking.
Company car drivers choosing the entry-level two-wheel drive SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre petrol in SE-L trim will pay just £764 and £1,582 for the 2012/2013 tax year at the 20 and 40 per cent income tax rates respectively.
SE-L specification is generously equipped too, featuring 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, dual-zone climate control, Smart City Brake Support, privacy glass and front and rear parking sensors.
Upgrading to Sport trim doesn’t affect economy or taxation rates but does add 19-inch alloys, Bi-Xenon headlights,a full leather interior, electrically adjustable heated front seats and a reversing camera.