Mazda has raced up the popularity charts with its Mazda CX5 crossover, bagging fifth place in the list of top 100 cars Auto Express Driver Power Survey.
The Mazda CX5 was in fact one of five models in the top 100, heading the Mazda 2, Mazda 3, Mazda MX5 and new Mazda 6, while the brand as a whole jumped to fourth place from 12th on the leader board last year.
It’s testament to the quality of Mazda’s generation of all-new Skyactiv products, including the CX5 and Mazda 6 saloon and estate.
The survey analysed 46,000 vehicle owners assessing over 30 manufacturers, 200 models and 17,000 individual cars aged three years old or younger.
Adding to the Mazda CX5’s triumph, the Mazda MX5 – the world’s best selling two-seater sports car – scored brilliantly in the ‘handling’ category, thanks to its lightweight and agile chassis. Backing this up, the Mazda 3 hatchback was noted for its superb practicality.
Mazda UK Franchise and Network Development Manager:
“The two models we launched last financial year, the Mazda CX-5 and all-new Mazda6 both performed very strongly and this shows how our Skyactiv technology platform is resonating with customers.
“It turns Mazda into an environmentally friendly choice for all our customers who now get the best of both worlds – fun to drive with low emissions and without compromising performance.
“It means you can get from A to B with a smile on your face while still being very efficient.”
Both the Mazda CX5 crossover and Mazda 6 – in saloon or estate guise – offer outstanding efficiency. With a best of 61.4mpg with 119g/km CO2 emissions and 67.3mpg combined with 108g/km CO2 emissions respectively (both vehicles fitted with the punchy 150hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine).
Thanks to the lightweight but super-strong Skyactiv chassis technology, both cars are superb fun to drive as well. Agility and feel are two things both vehicles have by the bucket load, and when combined with Mazda’s famous 175hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine there’s more than ample quiet and refined performance.
The Mazda CX5 crossover will complete the 0-62mph sprint in a best of 8.8 seconds, while the Mazda 6 will dispatch the same run in 7.9.
Both offer style and efficiency with performance and handling rarely seen in an SUV or family vehicle.
What better way to put the Mazda CX5’s latest customer satisfaction survey triumph to the test than sampling it for yourself?
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