The Mazda CX-5 is one of Australia’s favourite midsize SUV options. While alternatives like the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 forged the medium SUV category decades before, Mazda’s CX-5 made a late debut in 2012 to a welcoming audience.
The Mazda CX-5 range begins at just below $30,000 for an entry-level model and stretches up to almost $50,000 for high-specification variants. Within Mazda's own CX- SUV range, the CX-5 sits dead in the middle and is well-suited to small young families.
Available with either petrol or diesel engines as well as two- or all-wheel drive, the Australian CX-5 range comprises variants such as the entry Maxx 2.0-litre petrol, while extending up to expensive 2.2-litre diesel Akera range topper. Prices compare reasonably well with its rivals like the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail.
Mazda cars are fitted with an infotainment system that uses in-house satellite navigation. Simply use the rotary controller to select the navigation option and input where you'd like to travel. Alternatively, you can use voice command to control the software using the steering wheel button or you can plug in your smartphone and use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto navigation if you're more familiar.
How do you replace the battery on the Mazda CX-5 key?
Pry open the two plastic halves of the key with a prying tool and replace the CR battery with a like-for-like replacement. The Mazda dealership can perform this task or any reputable battery store will take care of it too.
What is TCS in a Mazda CX-5?
TCS stands for Traction Control System and it regulates the amount of power being sent to the wheels. This is a safety mechanism that ensures you don't spin out when applying too much power. Only deactivate TCS under low-grip conditions in order to get yourself out of a tough spot, refer to the manual for more precise instruction.