You can think of the Mazda CX-8 as a combination of the CX-5 and CX-9, sitting at the smaller end of the large SUV segment.
Originally offered as a diesel-only alternative to the petrol-only CX-9, the CX-8 has recently been updated and can be purchased with both petrol and diesel engines. While it has three rows of seating and is a similar length to the CX-9, the CX-8 is built on the same platform as the CX-5.
Prices for the CX-8, much like its size, bridge the gap between the CX-5 and CX-9, with the entry-level model costing around $40,000. The flagship model is priced at roughly $65,000 and has a level of equipment that would rival much more expensive luxury models.
Yes, the current 2019 Mazda CX-8 comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Some early versions of the CX-8 may not have it fitted, but you can get a retrofit from Mazda to install the smartphone mirroring technology at an extra cost.
Does the Mazda CX-8 have a DPF?
Every diesel Mazda CX-8 is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) as standard. A new petrol version was added to the CX-8 range recently, but this naturally does not have a DPF.
Does the Mazda CX-8 have a booster seat?
The CX-8 does not have an in-built booster seat in its second or third row. However, there are five different ISOFIX points, meaning you could theoretically install five child seats into this large Mazda SUV.
Does the Mazda CX-8 have a sunroof?
Not every Mazda CX-8 has a sunroof. Only the top flight GT and Asaki variants are fitted with a power sliding and tilt-glass sunroof. The more affordable Sport and Touring models miss out.