The 2018 Mazda CX-5 GT takes the SUV class to a new level of refinement and quality - and all at a very affordable price range. Mazda’s signature ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design philosophy is once again clearly apparent and has evolved to represent a boldness, energy and maturity that is sure to set the benchmark for the mid-size SUV category as a whole.
This GT variant is powered by a 2.5 litre in-line 4 cylinder petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 252Nm of torque. Combined with the 6-speed automatic SKYACTIV-Drive transmission, what you get in return is great responsiveness, powerful acceleration and exceptional fuel efficiency - it boasts some of the absolute best economy figures in its class, utilising as little as 5.7L per 100km.
Putting that power down on the road is all made possible with Mazda’s i-ACTIVE AWD drivetrain, a predictive, on-demand AWD system that monitors road conditions in real time, allowing the car to adjust to the demands of the real world, and providing an impressive and comfortable ride every time. This is all made possible through a series of technological advancements that Mazda has painstakingly engineered and developed, the most notable of which are the 27 sensors placed on the car, which constantly monitor the road surface, outdoor conditions, driver inputs and overall vehicle condition. It is able to analyse this information at a rapid rate of 200 times per second, giving the driver and all passengers a stress free and comfortable experience across a diverse range of driving conditions.
On the interior, the Mazda CX-5 GT is loaded with creature comforts that improve the comfort and enjoyment of driver and passengers alike. Mazda has long been known for using quality materials and finishes to create a refined cabin experience, and it's no different in the latest iteration of the CX-5. The front seats provide a great level of comfort and support, equipped with a 10-way power adjustment and 2-position memory function for the driver. In the rear, passenger seats come with 6-way power adjustment and are spacious enough to accommodate a growing family. This GT variant gets you the 10-speaker Premium Bose sound system that is seamlessly integrated through the interior, with crystal clear sound quality to make listening to your favourite tracks and podcasts all the more enjoyable.
When it comes to safety, Mazda continues to garner a 5-start ANACP rating. The CX-5 comes loaded with many of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies as standard. Mazda has introduced the Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop and Go function that helps drivers deal with heavy stop-start traffic. Other technologies include the Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and many more that help assist the driver to avoid potential mishaps whilst on the road.
Capping off this 2018 Mazda CX-5 GT are beautiful 19-inch alloy wheels and a power-sliding and tilt-glass sunroof.