The Autumn Automobile Exhibition of Los Angeles in 2014 presented an updated version of the Mazda СХ-5 2015-2016 model years. The restyled model received retouched bodywork elements, seriously updated interior, minimal technical changes and a richer list of equipment. An improved safety system was introduced. Implementation of sales of the updated car Mazda CX-5 has already begun a long time ago, so you should get to know the car better. The whole model range is Mazda.
The front bodywork is distinguished by a larger front grille with horizontal lintels, a stylish chrome insert that resembles an airplane fuselage and a massive Mazda nameplate. Behind the windows of headlamps there is a newest filling, and it is possible to buy adaptive headlights, where there are LED garlands of daytime running light, for a separate option.
Basic, there are bi-xenon headlights installed. Such headlights allow better illumination of the roadway and do not interfere with other drivers (there is an option of automatic adjustment of long-distance lighting). The front bumper is new and has also grown in size, matured and received more expressive lines and stamping.
Fog lamps, on the other hand, have become smaller, up to the LED lighting points. The air intake at the bottom, together with the plastic protection of the lower edge of the bumper, became more solid and powerful. The massive pentagonal counter-argate grille, which has received a chrome edging on the contour, is striking. It was carried out in sports style.
The designers went for it in order to create a general beauty and swiftness of appearance. It will be difficult not to notice that through the exterior of the car, the design staff conveyed the beauty of nature. For example, the nose part of the car itself looks like a little cheetah.
The side part of the updated crossover Mazda СХ-5 differs from the previous model with the help of new mirrors of rear visibility, where the cases were corrected and LED repeaters of turn signals were inserted. Standard equipment will allow to install 17-inch wheel rims.
More top-of-the-range equipment will be available with new 19-inch light alloy wheels. Therefore, for the Russian Federation – Mazda СХ-5 2015, is an ideal option, taking into account the height of the ground clearance, which will allow you to overcome small obstacles without much difficulty.
The crossover has received a rapid image, functional beauty and high-precision construction. Such a company has achieved thanks to the well-coordinated work of engineering and design staff. The side part of the Mazda CX-5 still has the presence of original wave-shaped indentations on the doors and arches of the wheels, and the flat roof was framed by a massive spoiler, which is designed to improve the aerodynamic performance of the crossover.
The rear part of the Mazda CX-5 received a new sidelight with a different location of reflectors. As a separate option, it is possible to buy LED lamps for lamps. The offered colour palette of body painting has also been increased. Slender bumpers are no problem to provide a good level of safety, which NHTSA gave a 5-point rating.
This result is good as it is for such an attractive exterior car. The luggage compartment door is good for attention. All its curves, fascinating look and tempt to consider in more detail. The exhaust pipes have been chrome-plated, and they are stylishly and securely built into the rear bumper.
The interior of the Mazda СХ-5 after the renovation causes a little mixed feelings. The architectural component of the interior is very similar to the one used in the cars of the brand BMW. But everything is done quite simply and reliably. Of course, the branded component of Mazda can be seen in many elements. For example, the devices have purchased separate wells, which are protected by common glass.
The dashboard is quite informative, so there will be no difficulty with it. There is a multifunctional steering wheel even on the standard equipment of the crossover. It is convenient in the circumference and can be adjusted to its size. All adjustments have a wide range, so the lowest and highest drivers will be able to adjust to themselves without feeling discomfort.
The front panel does not differ from those used on other cars of the Japanese model line. At the very top is a color screen of the multimedia system, designed for 7 inches. Underneath it there are ventilation openings and air conditioning controls inside the car.
All the elements of adjustment here are in their place, it turns out that you do not have to get used to manage them. The audio system is presented by Bose, the acoustic success of which is impressive, because the front doors are installed speakers, the size of 255 millimeters, the power of which is enough even for the most hardened music lover.
The well-known company Bose has installed and adjusted the option “sound around”, which works with the help of specially tuned and installed speakers, in a special order for the Japanese crossover. Also in the car you can find a USB port, Bluetooth support, and suppression of background noise. Assembly of details in the cabin of the Japanese upgraded car in high quality.
The materials themselves do not cause negative reviews either. Most of the panels installed in front were made of high-quality plastic. It depends on the equipment installed, the front panel will be equipped with a strip of black gloss, a decorative element “under the metal” or inserts that resemble aluminum.
The upholstery of the armchairs will be covered with the usual fabric or leather, everything will depend on the chosen equipment. The driver’s seat and the front passenger sitting next to each other can fix the body quite well. They also have a large number of different settings, so the seats can comfortably sit people of different physique.
The second row will not be crowded either. The width of space is sufficient, however, the layout of the sofa is not very good. It is designed for a couple of passengers, so the third person sitting in the middle, will not be comfortable, given the fact that the floor tunnel is not too small.
Luggage compartment in restyled model Mazda СХ-5, has about 403 liters of useful space. However, if necessary, you can fold the backrests of the seats, which will result in about 1,560 liters of free space, which is quite a lot. In addition, under the luggage compartment floor, the designers put a full spare part.
If you fold up the rear seat backs, you get a flat loading bay that is longer than 170 cm. The interesting thing is that the boot curtain opens at the same time as the door itself. The company said that the manufacturer has managed to improve the noise level inside the car by as much as 10 percent, if you compare the car with the previous modification.
The updated Japanese crossover Mazda CX-5 2016 has a line of power units, in which there are three engines, providing a good level of dynamism and average fuel consumption for the machine. Synchronized operation of power units is mainly with 6-speed automatic gearboxes, and 6-speed mechanics is installed only in the basic modifications of the car.
The weakest engine is a gasoline engine with a volume of 2.0 liters, which produces about 150 horsepower. The first hundred is achieved thanks to it in 8.9 seconds on the machine and 9.3 seconds on the mechanics, which indicates the practicality and coherence of the automatic box.
The ultimate speed is about 187/197 km/h. Requires this motor from 6.2 – 6.7 liters per hundred kilometers in average loads. Only this power pack can go along with two transmissions and a couple of drive options.
Next comes also the atmospheric agent, the volume of which is 2.5 liters. It already produces 192 horses. The motor works in pair with the automatic rider and all-wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0 to a hundred will take a little less – 7.9 seconds, and the maximum speed will be at the level of 194 km/h. Eats this engine in a combined cycle of no more than 7.3 liters per 100 km.
The line of power units is completed by a 2.2-liter diesel engine Skyactiv-D, which produces 175 horses. It has acquired a double sequential supercharger and its ultimate thrust is 420 Nm. The engine is synchronized with the automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It accelerates the crossover with a diesel engine up to 204 km/h, and the first hundred is achieved in 9.4 seconds. Average fuel consumption for the Mazda CX-5 will be about 5.9 liters per hundred kilometers.
The restyled version of Mazda was based on a universal platform. The McPherson-type racks were installed in front of the truck, and a multilever system was installed on the rear axle. 61 percent of the body parts were made of high-strength steel, so its weight is only 322 kg.
Gross weight of the machine varies from 1,365 to 1,540 kg. The updated crossover is equipped with an electric power steering. The brake system is represented by disk mechanisms working “in a circle”.
The first CX-5 family has already achieved excellent results in the EuroNCAP crash-test, so the restyling model was no exception. Crossover got 5 stars, and what is very important is the presence even in a standard complete set of airbags, ABS, EBD and EBA systems.
More expensive equipment comes with adaptive cruise control, systems that prevent frontal collisions at low speeds and monitor road markings. There is also an adaptive optics and an option that monitors the blind areas of the car.
With a high level of equipment and a high degree of protection of the driver and passengers, the car can be without doubt advised to family people. Mazda СХ-5 will be able to feel confident not only in the city, but also on a moderate impassability.
The security system includes:
- Central lock with remote control;
Passive safety refers to the presence:
- Frontal airbags;
- Lateral airbags;
- Side security shutters;
- ISOFIX child seat mountings;
- Forward seatbelts with height settings;
- Belt tensioners.
Active safety and suspension include:
- Anti-block braking system (ABS);
- Dynamic Stability Control Systems (DSC);
- Electronic emergency braking system (EBA);
- Tracking system (ECS);
- Electronic system that can distribute braking forces;
- Electronic parking brake;
- Wheel pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
A high level of safety performance is achieved through the use of Mazda Proactive Safety. It tries to minimize the risks that can result from an accident and increase the range of conditions in which the driver can safely drive the car. Different systems provide the driver with the ability to make the right decisions in the event of a hazard.
The i-ACTIVSENSE system helps to enjoy the driver and the passengers sitting next to him, to enjoy the peace of mind when travelling. He has a list of the latest safety technology, with radars and cameras to help the driver avoid impacts and minimise damage in the event of a traffic accident. Mazda is constantly striving to provide a high degree of safety, so it makes every effort to make the driver and passengers feel at ease and enjoy driving at high speeds at any time of the day.
The crossover has a radar cruise control (MRCC) function. There is also an intelligent braking assistant (SBS). Blind spotting service (BSM) with Mazda is able to detect machines that are approaching from the side and from behind. The service is able to warn about the transverse movement of the rear (RCTA), to detect vehicles that are quite close and dangerous.
Complete sets and prices
The Drive comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive. The price starts at 1,299,000 rubles. It has airbags, stabilization system, full electric package, air conditioning, audio system with MP3, fabric interior, front optics washer, heated side mirrors and power unit start system with the help of a key.
Next comes the Active version. It also allows you to choose between all-wheel drive and mono-drive. Its options include climate control, leather steering wheel and gearbox, multifunction steering wheel and rain and light sensor. As an additional option, it is possible to supply automatic headlight adjustment and a system that monitors the lanes. Monitoring of blind spots can also be purchased. The price for it starts from 1 440 000 ppm.
The same top model is called Supreme and costs from 1,645,000 rubles. It is equipped with a 6-stage automatic box and four-wheel drive system. Among other things, it has leather interior upholstery, rear view cameras, standard navigation system and adaptive head optics, electric seat adjustment, advanced Hi-Fi system and other buns.
Complete the range of accessories, Active+. The price for it starts with a mark of 1,660,000 rubles, but in contrast to the Supreme, here the main emphasis is made on the dynamics of the car, not on the ultimate comfort. This modification has only a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and four-wheel drive system, which works together with an automatic gearbox.
Pluses and minuses
- The exterior of the car has become better, youthful, sporty and stylish;
- Sophisticated and fascinating lines;
- Good lighting system;
- Large arches of wheels with no less solid, beautifully shaped rims;
- Pleasant stampings on the side
- High level of ground clearance;
- Slight overhangs;
- Good aerodynamic performance;
- Comfortable, high-quality and comfortable salon;
- Qualitative plastic;
- Comfortable dashboard and centre console with 7 inch colour display;
- Comfortable seats with good side support and various adjustments;
- The steering wheel can be adjusted to the driver;
- Many free space in the back row;
- Capacious luggage compartment that can be enlarged if necessary;
- Diverse systems to help the driver on the road;
- High level of security not only for the driver but also for the passengers;
- Qualitative car frame;
- Powerful power units;
- Good automatic gearbox;
- Wheel-drive system available;
- Not bad passability;
- Li>Little fuel consumption;
- Good dynamism;
- Good basic equipment;
- Many equipment to choose from;
- Qualitative audio system
Cons of a car
- The update only slightly touched the appearance of the car;
- Feed part looks a bit familiar already;
- On the second row, only two passengers will be able to sit comfortably, and the third will not be quite comfortable to sit in the middle.
We sum up
As is customary to say, the update for the Mazda CX-5 2016, has benefited. Although you won’t be able to make any significant differences, the car is still better, which is noticeable on the exterior of the crossover. The front part has become more aggressive, and tends to rush in front of the wind at high speed. The optics have become more stylish and improved their characteristics and quality of lighting.
Side doors are still decorated with original punches and LED turntables on the rearview mirrors. The stern is almost unchanged, but it looks nice enough, getting LED lights. Salon of the new product was pleasant before, but now it is even better.
The steering wheel can be adjusted and adjusted to suit any driver. The instrument panel is very convenient and informative. The central console has a good color screen, with which to operate the machine is much easier and more pleasant. The seats are not the best, but rather comfortable and have good side support.
I am glad that the Bose company took an active part in the installation of the audio system, which had a good impact on the quality of sound. On the back row there is a lot of free space, but only two passengers will be able to sit comfortably, as the seats are made mainly under two, and the transmission tunnel under the feet will create discomfort.
The luggage compartment does not stand out with records, but it is possible to put there the most necessary, and if necessary, it is possible to increase its volume, having folded backrests of back seats that will give an increase in volume and almost equal long surface. I am glad that the company keeps up with the times and installs various systems that help the driver to drive the car more comfortably and safely.
Although not all the powertrains are powerful, they do their job well, which will not allow you to feel a lack of power when driving uphill or overtaking. I liked how the automatic gearbox works, which wins over the dynamics of the mechanical gearbox.
The Japanese company Mazda has always paid due attention to ensuring a high level of safety and Mazda СХ-5 2016 was no exception. Therefore, this crossover is recommended even as a family car. It is hoped that the Japanese company Mazda will continue to update its cars and produce new ones.
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