2022 Mazda CX-5: Everything you need to know

Date Posted 15th September 2021
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The stylish and spacious Mazda CX-5 has received significant updates and specs, ahead of its release early next year. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes in three new model grades, each with distinctive characteristics and features. 

Equipped with Mi-Drive mode selection, enhanced driving dynamics, and new styling, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 has an impressive list of upgrades. Other updates include improvements to on-board packaging and practicality, and an expanded range of safety features.

2022 Mazda CX-5: Exterior Design

Mazda’s next generation of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture has now been applied to the 2022 CX-5. This further evolves the bodyshell, suspension and seats to enhance ride comfort and reduce fatigue. Road noise has also been greatly reduced, particularly when driving on rough surfaces such as gravel.

The front of the 2022 CX-5 features a new, powerful, three-dimensional grille and signature wing design. Both front and rear lamp clusters have also been restyled. And new exterior colour, Zircon Sand, has been added. Three new model grades incorporate subtle differences to define their distinctive characters.

2022 Mazda CX-5: Three Different Trims

Newground: Features silver underguard-style treatment to the front and rear bumpers and doors. There’s black door mirrors, lime green accents to the front grille, and 17” silver or 19” black machine-cut alloy wheels. The interior combines suede upholstery with lime green stitching and air-conditioning louvres.

Sport Black: Boasts a sporting, gloss black finish to the front grille, signature wing, lower bumper sections, wheel arches, door garnishes and door mirrors. This gives the body a taut, athletic look. In addition, 19” alloy wheels are finished in black metallic paint, and the front grille incorporates red accents. Red stitching trims the black leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift lever and door panels.

GT Sport: Combines a unified, one-colour exterior which highlights the beauty of Kodo design’s dynamic forms. The brilliant gloss paint of the bright silver 19” alloy wheels enhances the solid metal appearance of the vehicle. The interior features the smooth tactility of Nappa leather and the luxurious textures of genuine woodgrain.

2022: Mazda CX-5: Enhanced Interiors 

The interior of the 2022 CX-5 now benefits from a wireless Qi phone charging tray in the centre console. The two-piece, reversible loadspace floorboard and the tailgate sill are on the same level to aid loading. Newground models also feature a floorboard with a water-resistant side for wet or dirty items.

2022 Mazda CX-5: Driving Experience

The 2022 CX-5 includes Mazda Intelligent Drive select, otherwise known as Mi-Drive. This enables the driver to select the most appropriate drive mode with one touch of a switch. Some model grades equipped with i-Activ AWD further benefit from an Off-Road Mode, which makes driving feel more natural on bumpy or slippery surfaces.

2022 Mazda CX-5: Safety Features

The updated CX-5’s range of i-Activsense safety systems now includes Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS). CTS helps reduce driver fatigue by assisting with accelerator, brake pedal and steering operations when stuck in traffic jams. The front Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) have also evolved to give finer control over light distribution.

Details of the full UK 2022 Mazda CX-5 range and pricing will be announced this autumn. Check out our best-price nationwide leasing deals on the current Mazda CX-5.