Mazda CX-5 – best crossovers and small SUVs | Best small SUVs and crossovers on sale 2019

Mazda uses its clever SkyActiv technology in the CX-5, so a suite of eco tweaks help the diesel models achieve excellent fuel consumption, although the punchy entry-level petrol models hit back with lower insurance group ratings.

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The focus on efficiency hasn’t come at the expense of driving fun, as the CX-5 handles superbly. Considering its neat dimensions, it’s practical, too, with a decent boot that expands with the help of flat-folding back seats, while the interior provides decent rear legroom. The quality on offer inside impresses, and Mazda has a strong reputation for reliability, so problems should be few and far between.

• Mazda CX-5 review

In terms of off-road ability, four-wheel-drive CX-5 models have the edge over most crossover rivals, and it offers greater towing capacity than many models in this class, too. So it’s well worth the high price.

Top 10 best crossovers and small SUVs to buy now

    1. 1. Skoda Karoq
    2. 2. Peugeot 3008
    3. 3. Citroen C3 Aircross
    4. 4. Volvo XC40
    5. 5. SEAT Arona
    6. 6. Audi Q3
    7. 7. Toyota C-HR
    8. 8. MINI Countryman
    9. 9. Mazda CX-5
    10. 10. Renault Kadjar

    source: AutoExpress Best Car Reviews (autoexpress.co.uk)

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