Updated Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, a stylish, spacious and dynamic SUV model that accounts for approximately one-third of the company’s global unit sales, has received a significant update. The global roll out of the updated CX-5 started at the end of 2021.

The first-generation Mazda CX-5 debuted in 2011 and had a full model change in 2017. The combined sales of these two generations have totaled more than three million units worldwide to date and won the hearts of many customers.

This major update includes an evolution of Mazda’s award-winning KODO design, with revised front and rear bumper designs combined with new headlight and tailgate clusters, giving the Mazda CX-5 a distinctly more modern and sharper look. Other changes include improvements to the design, dynamics performance, utility and convenience elements of the CX-5 and produce a greater sense of quality, both in appearance and the driving experience.

The updated Mazda CX-5 model range consist of the following:

  • Mazda CX-5 Active MT
  • Mazda CX-5 Active AT
  • Mazda CX-5 Dynamic AT
  • Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition AT
  • Mazda CX-5 Individual AT
  • Mazda CX-5 Akera AT


The exterior is infused with a feeling of strength surged from the precisely designed form when light hit its surface. Focusing on the front and rear ends, the updated design creates a distinguished and elegant appearance.

Mazda designers focused on refining the front and rear ends, opting to minimize character lines in favour of reflective body surfaces that create a distinguished and elegant appearance. The front adopts a new bumper and new signature wing that extends outward from the front grille, which is also updated with a three-dimensional texture. The rear features a new bumper and tailgate. The headlights and taillights receive significant design changes with each lamp featuring a pair of horizontally spaced, rectangular LED lights that create a sleek, eye-catching expression. Adaptive LED headlamps now include 20 segment LED arrays to provide brighter illumination and enhanced visibility. The CX-5 also received newly design alloy wheels.


The updated seat design helps to stabilise occupants’ heads more, this lessens the amount and speed of forward, backward, and sideways head movement, making it easier for drivers to maintain a stable line of sight. Optimised support on the pelvis creates a more natural and comfortable sitting posture.


For driving performance, the updated CX-5 uses the latest SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture, the same vehicle structure technology that was introduced on the current Mazda3, to achieve dynamic performance that minimizes fatigue, even on long trips.

Driving dynamics, ride comfort and quality are improved. Updates include improvements to the damping control structure and increased frame rigidity, helping to suppress vibrations and road noise. With a quieter cabin and improved ride comfort, drivers will feel more connected to the enjoyable driving experience.


Zircon Sand Metallic is an exterior colour that brings together both a feeling of the vehicle being a single, solid unit and a metallic three-dimensional look. This brand new body colour harmonizes with its natural surrounds and has a hard-wearing, utilitarian look.

The Mazda CX-5 is available in 10 colours:

  • Zircon Sand
  • Soul Red Crystal*
  • Artic White
  • Snowflake White Pearl*
  • Sonic Silver*
  • Polymetal Grey*
  • Eternal Blue
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Machine Grey*
  • Jet Black*

* The Carbon Edition model only available in these 6 colours.


The boot space of the updated Mazda CX-5 has been increased by eliminating the height difference between the cargo area floor and the tailgate sill. Not only does this flat entranceway make loading and unloading of heavy goods far easier, it also secures an even wider flat space when the rear seat is folded down.


Our flagship Akera model received most of the changes. Targeting customers that seek a distinctive, fun-to-drive vehicle, the updated Akera delivers a sportier interpretation with gloss black detailing on the bumper, wheel arches, side mouldings, door mirrors, signature wing and larger dual tailpipes. Subtle red accents in the grille, a larger tail pipe and 19-inch black metallic alloy wheels finish the sporty look. In the interior, black leather seats feature red stitching, which is also found around the cabin in areas like armrest, steering wheel, gear level, console lid and knee pads. Black film on dashboard and door panels, as well as black pillars and ceiling complement the distinctive look.


The updated Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 3-Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Service Plan, 3-Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Warranty and a 3-Year Unlimited Roadside Assistance.


Mazda CX-5 2.0L Active Manual/Auto FWD

  • Max Power (kW @ rpm): 121 @ 6,000
  • Max Torque (Nm @ rpm): 213 @ 4,000
  • LED Headlamps
  • Headlamps: Auto on/off
  • Auto Headlamps Levelling
  • Heated outer mirrors
  • Power fold outer mirrors
  • Privacy glass: Green (rear side and back)
  • Rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamp
  • Front rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear wiper with intermittent function
  • Multi-function steering wheel with audio controls
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
  • Air-conditioning: Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear air vents
  • Push start ignition
  • Trip Computer
  • Analog tachometer and odometer
  • Vanity mirror (front) with illumination
  • Power windows: One touch system (Front & Rear)
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Rear seat fold down (40:20:40)
  • Rear seat recline
  • Rear seat armrest: x2 USB charging ports
  • Overhead sunglass storage box
  • Interior illumination: cargo room lamp
  • Rear tonneau cover (boot)
  • MZD Connect System
  • 8-Inch Display Screen
  • Commander Dial
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
  • USB connectivity ports: 2 Ports
  • Bluetooth® hands free system
  • CD Player & AUX
  • Airbags SRS: Driver, Passenger, Side & Curtain
  • Anti-locking Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Hill Hold Assist (HHA)
  • Burglar Alarm System
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking (2 transmitters)
  • Auto door lock
  • Seat-belt occupant sensing (Driver & Passenger)
  • Seat-belt warning (Driver & Passenger)
  • Seat-belt 3-point lap-sash (all seats)
  • Child restraint anchor points (ISOFIX)
  • Front centre console with cupholders
  • 2-Pice luggage floor board
  • Rear Combination Lamps (RCL)
  • 17" Alloy Wheels - Silver Metallic
  • Seat trim: Black Cloth
  • Reverse Camera
  • 6 Speakers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Interior illumination: cargo room lamp (Halogen)

Mazda CX-5 2.0L Dynamic Auto FWD

In addition to the features in the Active model, the Dynamic model includes:

  • Seat trim: Black Leather
  • Front seat adjustment: 8-Way Power adjustable (Driver)
  • Power lumber support (Driver)
  • Auto fold outer mirrors
  • Auto paddle transmission switches

Mazda CX-5 2.0L Carbon Edition Auto FWD

In addition to the features in the Dynamic model, the Carbon Edition model includes:

  • 19" Alloy Wheels - Black Metallic
  • Seat trim: Leatherette
  • BOSE® Sound system with 10 speakers
  • Front seat adjustment: 8-Way Power adjustable (Driver & Passenger)
  • Memory seat: x2 Mode Setting (Driver)
  • Pedestrian Brake
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH)
  • Parking sensors - Front & Rear
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS): Front & Rear
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Head-Up Display (HUD): Windshield display
  • Integrated Navigation
  • Power liftgate
  • Carbon Edition Package
    • Leatherette seat trim: Leather & Suede combination
    • Red stitching: Steering Wheel, Gear Lever, Knee Pads, Front center console & Seats
    • Black film: Dashboard & Door panels
    • Glossy black outer mirrors

Mazda CX-5 2.5L Individual Auto AWD

In addition to the features in the Carbon Edition model, the Individual model includes:

  • Max Power (kW @ rpm): 143 @ 6,000
  • Max Torque (kW @ rpm): 258 @ 4,000
  • Seat trim: Black Leather
  • 360⁰ View Monitor
  • Sunroof - Power slide & tilt glass
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Mazda CX-5 2.2L DE Akera Auto AWD

In addition to the features in the Individual model, the Akera model includes:

  • Max Power (kW @ rpm): 140 @ 4,500
  • Max Torque (Nm @ rpm): 450 @ 2,000
  • Sports Appearance Package
    • Red stitching: Armrest, Steering Wheel, Gear Lever, Console lid, Knee Pads & Seats
    • Black film: Dashboard & Door panels
    • Front Bumper Lower: Gloss Black
    • Signature wing: Black Plating
    • Red accent in the grille
    • Black exterior: Side Mirror, Pillar Garnish, Door Garnish, Tyre Arch
    • Larger tail pipe
    • Overhead console: LED valve
    • Black pillar & ceiling top