Mazda is showcasing a new customer fuel economy and CO2 emissions comparison tool to support the launch of the Japanese firm’s new crossover; the Mazda CX5 – the most economical car in its class.
With the new tool, customers can check the Mazda CX5’s potential fuel and CO2 savings (on which road tax prices are based) against a list of competitors.
Alongside its class-leading fuel economy, offers a combination of strong performance and exceptional efficiency across the CX5 range’s choice of engines.
Mazda’s 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D turbodiesel engine produces either 150bhp or 175bhp and is available with Mazda’s six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, as well as two- and four-wheel drive powertrains.
The Mazda CX5 will complete the sprint from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds in it’s most powerful state of tune, yet the diesel engine range produces headline efficiency of 61.4mpg combined with just 119g/km CO2 emissions – that equates to £30 road tax per year.
A 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol available in two guises is also on offer – a 165bhp unit in two-wheel drive form, or a 160bhp engine when mated to Mazda’s four-wheel drive system.
The two-wheel drive petrol variant will return 47mpg combined with 139g/km CO2 – that’s £120 road tax per year.
Mazda’s fuel calculator tool reveals the level of the CX5’s superiority. Compared to the less powerful 110bhp 1.5-litre turbodiesel in the Nissan Qashqai, the CX5 delivers greater economy – the Qashqai can only muster 53.3mpg combined with 139g/km CO2 – and much greater performance.
The story is the same for the petrol – efficiency stands at 42.8mpg combined with 154g/km CO2 emissions from Nissan’s 1.6-litre unit, but the engine only produces 117bhp, meaning performance isn’t at the same level as the Mazda CX5.
When measured against its competition, the CX5’s merits are plain to see.
Mazda’s efficiency-focused Skyactiv technologies deliver amazing levels of economy, easily exceeding that of its competition, while also passing on tangible savings to buyers without compromising performance.
Check out Mazda’s new fuel economy and CO2 emissions comparison tool