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2024 Mazda CX-5 Review: Unleashing the Power of Elegance and Performance

On July 8, 2024, Thaco Auto officially introduced the upgraded Mazda CX-5 2024 in the Vietnamese market. This upgrade, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 does not have too many differences in design, however the selling price is the “smoothest” in the segment when removing the 2.5L version.

This will help Mazda CX-5 affirm its leading position in the C-class Crossover segment before the new generation Honda CR-V 2024 launches later this year. At the same time, the Mazda CX-5 also affirms the dominance of Japanese cars over fierce rivals from Korea such as Hyundai Tucson and KIA Sportage.

 2024 Mazda CX-5 Review: Unleashing the Power of Elegance and Performance
2024 Mazda CX-5 Review: Unleashing the Power of Elegance and Performance

Overview 2024 Mazda CX-5

Looking back at the history of the Mazda CX-5 provides insight into its current position. The CX-5 has received numerous Car and Driver 10Best awards and has a strong reputation. However, after seven years on the market, this crossover is in need of a refresh. Despite being a superior driving experience and more luxurious than its competitors, the newer models have surpassed the CX-5 in terms of accolades. The CX-5 comes equipped with a 187-hp inline-four engine and standard all-wheel drive.

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For those seeking more power, the optional 256-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine is the preferred choice. It is worth noting that Mazda has chosen to use a traditional six-speed automatic transmission instead of the popular CVT, enhancing the overall driving experience of the CX-5. Although the CX-5 sacrifices some space for a sleeker design, sitting inside one is enough to convince you of its luxuriousness. If space is a priority, it may be worthwhile to consider the newer Honda CR-V or the slightly larger CX-50. However, despite its age, the CX-5 still delivers a driving experience that aims to impress.

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Similar to the CX-30 crossover and 3 sedan and hatchback, Mazda introduces the Carbon Turbo trim level to the CX-5 for 2024. CX-5 Carbon Turbo is distinguish by its brown Zircon Sand paint and black trim elements including wheels and mirror caps. These models are equipped with the optional 256-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine and all-wheel drive.

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Exterior Design of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 boasts a sleek and modern exterior design that sets it apart from its competitors. The bold front grille, sharp LED headlights, and dynamic body lines give the CX-5 a sporty yet sophisticated look. The aerodynamic shape not only enhances the vehicle’s appearance but also improves fuel efficiency. Mazda has paid attention to every detail, and the result is a stunning SUV that turns heads wherever it goes.

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Clearly upgraded Japanese cars cannot expect complete changes like Korean cars, and the 2024 Mazda CX-5 is similar. The car’s appearance only changes slightly in some details, the overall appearance remains the same.

No longer called KODO, the New Mazda CX-5 uses Artful Design design language with the philosophy of “art that moves emotions”, so the car is softer and more impressive.

Car front

Looking at the overall overview, many people thought the Mazda CX-5 had not changed, but in fact, when going into the details, the car has improved.

The steering wheel of the Mazda CX-5 has been renewed with broken chain link patterns painted black inside. This area maintains the large chrome strip below similar to the old model and is seamless with the front light cluster.

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In this upgrade, the “eyes” of the Mazda CX-5 2024 also take on a new shape with adaptive LED technology in the form of projection bulbs and impressive interwoven daylight lights.

The front bumper of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 is also refined with black hard plastic to create a strong look, but unfortunately the car does not have fog lights.

Vehicle body

The low-end Mazda CX-5 2024 uses 18-inch single gray wheels like the old model and 19-inch wheels with 2-tone scratched flower petals for the high-end version.

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The rearview mirror of the Mazda CX-5 facelift is the same color as the body of the car, with integrated turn signals, electric adjustment, folding and mirror drying. The handle of this C-class CUV model is the same color as the car’s body and integrated with smart unlocking.


Customers will see the uniformity of the LED taillights with the headlights with similar designs and this is also the main change of the newly launched 2024 Mazda CX-5 in Vietnam.

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The change of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 can be mentioned in the rear bumper with chrome details combined with black hard plastic.

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The latest upgrade, Mazda CX-5 2024 has color options including: Red, White and Gray, Black, Blue Gray, Blue, Brown, White 25D and Silver 45P.

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Interior Comfort of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

Step inside the 2024 Mazda CX-5, and you’ll be greeted by a spacious and refined cabin that exudes luxury. The premium materials used throughout the interior, such as leather upholstery and high-quality trim accents, create a truly inviting environment. The seats are supportive and comfortable, ensuring a pleasant driving experience even on long journeys.

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The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is still a car that is highly appreciated for its ability to finish the interior with leather, chrome, wood or aluminum materials. However, compared to the old model, it is almost unchanged if you don’t read the technical specifications but just look at the actual Mazda CX-5 2024.


When closing the door, the Mazda CX-5 2024 still brings users the familiar atmosphere that has been present for 7 years in Vietnam when launching a new generation.

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The steering wheel of the Mazda CX-5 2024 is 3-spoke leather-wrapped with a familiar silver plastic part at the bottom. The key system of this C-class CUV model is also fully equipped and includes smart safety package buttons.

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Unfortunately, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 still uses an Analog clock combined with a 7-inch screen, not a Full LCD format.

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The only upgrade of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 inside the interior comes from the 8-inch screen instead of the old 7-inch type. The vehicle’s control area has remained the same since the vehicle’s launch in Vietnam in 2017.

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Seating system

The highlight on the 2024 Mazda CX-5 comes from the Nappa leather seats, providing a luxurious and premium experience for users. The high-end version has the ability to adjust the driver’s seat in 10 directions and the passenger seat in 6 directions. At the same time, the new Mazda CX-5 also has 2-position driver’s seat memory, heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats.

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Due to no change in size, the rear passenger compartment of the Mazda CX-5 2024 still provides users with comfortable space with 3 seating positions. Amenities here still include a central armrest with 2 cupholders and air conditioning vents.

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Luggage compartment

With a standard capacity of 505L, the Mazda CX-5 2024 provides users with spacious storage space for long and extended journeys when the second row of seats is folded in a ratio of 40:20:40.


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Technology of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

In terms of technology, the CX-5 is equipped with an intuitive infotainment system that includes a large touchscreen display. This system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing seamless integration with smartphones. Additionally, the available Bose sound system provides exceptional audio quality, making every drive a concert-like experience.

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Convenience of Mazda CX-5 2024 with 8 inch screen Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto connection, Bluetooth, USB connection.

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The list of amenities of the Mazda CX5 2024 Facelift is also extended with features including:

  • 10 Bose speakers
  • Display information on the HUD windshield
  • Push button start & smart key
  • USB Type-C charging port
  • Automatic air conditioning with 2 independent zones
  • Heated and cooled seats.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 offers two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The base engine delivers 187 horsepower, providing ample power for everyday driving needs. For those seeking more performance, the turbocharged engine churns out an impressive 250 horsepower, resulting in thrilling acceleration and passing abilities.

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Mazda has also implemented their Skyactiv technology in the CX-5, which optimizes fuel efficiency without compromising performance. The result is a vehicle that offers excellent fuel economy for its class. With the standard engine, the CX-5 achieves an estimated 28 mpg in combined city and highway driving, while the turbocharged engine delivers an estimated 25 mpg.

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With the removal of the picky 2.5L version, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 only has a 2.0L Skyactiv-G engine with 154 horsepower and 200Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive system.

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The 2024 Mazda CX-5’s engine currently has the lowest capacity in the segment compared to rivals Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson or Ford Territory.

In terms of operation, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 is supported by advanced acceleration control technology G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). This technology helps the driver be proactive and enhance vehicle stability.

This system also allows controlling the time of turning by influencing the braking system to enhance the vehicle’s stability, especially when exiting a corner, quickly restoring the vehicle to a straight path.

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With two engine options, the CX-5 has two fuel economy ratings. The base 2.5-liter engine is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The more powerful turbocharged engine is rated at 22 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Both engines have been tested on our 75-mph highway route as part of our comprehensive testing regimen. The standard engine achieved 32 mpg, while the turbo four returned 30 mpg. For additional details regarding the CX-5’s fuel economy, please visit the EPA’s website.

Safety Features of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

When it comes to safety, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 prioritizes the well-being of its occupants. It includes an array of advanced safety features to prevent accidents and protect against potential hazards. Some notable safety features include:


  1. Adaptive cruise control: This system maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically adjusting the speed.
  2. Blind-spot monitoring: It alerts the driver when there is a vehicle in their blind spot, helping to prevent accidents during lane changes.
  3. Lane departure warning and lane-keep assist: These systems help keep the vehicle centered within its lane by providing visual and audible warnings.
  4. Rearview camera: It assists in parking and maneuvering by giving a clear view of what’s behind the vehicle.
  5. Advanced airbag system: The CX-5 is equipped with multiple airbags strategically placed throughout the cabin to protect occupants in the event of a collision.

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The I-Activsence premium safety package is no longer an option but appears standard on the 2024 Mazda CX-5 Premium version with many advanced technologies including:

  • Warn the driver to rest
  • Smart braking system
  • Smart braking system in the city
  • Smart cruise control system
  • Rear cross-traffic warning
  • Lane departure warning & lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning
  • Smart brake support in the rear city.

Basic safety standards maintained on the 2024 Mazda CX-5 include:

  • ABS anti-lock braking system
  • EBD electronic brake force distribution system
  • EBA emergency brake assist system
  • DSC electronic balance system
  • TCS anti-slip traction control system
  • HLA hill start assist system
  • Electronic handbrake + Autohold
  • 360° surveillance camera
  • Front and rear parking assist sensors
  • 6 airbags

Driving Experience of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

Behind the wheel of the 2024 Mazda CX-5, you can expect an exceptional driving experience. The SUV’s responsive steering and agile handling make it enjoyable to drive on both city streets and winding roads. The suspension system strikes a perfect balance between comfort and stability, smoothing out rough road surfaces while maintaining control.

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The CX-5 also offers an available all-wheel drive system that enhances traction and stability in various weather conditions. Whether you’re tackling snowy roads or venturing off the beaten path, this feature provides added confidence and control.

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The Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2000 pounds, which isn’t much, but it’s an improvement over some of its competitors, such as the Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CR-V. The larger CX-50 can pull more, with a maximum trailering capacity of 3500 pounds, but that’s only when it’s equipped with the turbo engine; otherwise, it tows just as much as the CX-5.

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Pricing and Trims of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is available in multiple trim levels to suit different preferences and budgets. The base Sport trim offers a great value for the money with its impressive standard features. Moving up the trim levels, you can enjoy additional luxury and convenience features such as leather seats, a power liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof.

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Pricing for the 2024 Mazda CX-5 starts at around $27,000 for the base trim and goes up to approximately $40,000 for the top-of-the-line Signature trim with the turbocharged engine.

Preferred $32,025
Carbon Edition $33,325
Premium $35,275
Premium Plus $37,875
Carbon Turbo $38,970
Turbo Premium $39,175
Turbo Signature $41,975

We believe that the Turbo Premium trim best exemplifies the CX-5. With the upgraded 256-hp turbocharged engine, its quickness better corresponds with its athletic handling. Its exterior is elegantly sporty with trim-specific gloss-black accents. Its interior mirrors that sportiness with red accents and stitching.

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Competitors of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

While the 2024 Mazda CX-5 shines in its segment, it faces stiff competition from other compact SUVs. Some notable competitors include:

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  1. Honda CR-V: The CR-V offers a spacious interior, strong fuel economy, and a reputation for reliability.
  2. Toyota RAV4: Toyota’s RAV4 is known for its ruggedness, off-road capability, and extensive list of standard safety features.
  3. Ford Escape: The Escape impresses with its powerful engine options, practical cargo space, and advanced technology features.
  4. Volkswagen Tiguan: With its upscale interior and smooth ride quality, the Tiguan appeals to those seeking refinement in a compact SUV.

Specifications of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

2024 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
PRICE Base/As Tested: $40,225/$40,745
Options: Snowflake White Pearl paint, $395; rear bumper guard, $125
ENGINE turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 152 in3, 2488 cm3
Power: 256 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 320 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
CHASSIS Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 12.6-in vented disc/11.9-in disc
Tires: Toyo A36
P225/55R-19 99Z M+S
DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 106.2 in
Length: 180.1 in
Width: 72.6 in
Height: 66.3 in
Passenger Volume: 104 ft3
Cargo Volume: 29-31 ft3
Curb Weight: 3832 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS 60 mph: 6.2 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.9 sec @ 93 mph
100 mph: 17.7 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 6.7 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.6 sec
Top Speed (mfr’s claim): 129 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 185 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.78 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 24 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/City/Highway: 24/22/27 mpg

Feelings about 2024 Mazda CX-5

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is a standout choice in the compact SUV market. Its striking design, luxurious interior, engaging driving dynamics, and advanced safety features make it a compelling option for SUV enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable daily driver or an adventurous weekend companion, the CX-5 delivers on all fronts. Visit your local Mazda dealership to experience the 2024 CX-5 firsthand and see why it is considered one of the best in its class.

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FAQ: 2024 Mazda CX-5

What is the safety rating of the 2024 CX 5?

Mazda’s compact also earns a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The Japanese automaker is generous with safety features, too.

Will there be a 2024 Mazda CX-5?

(August 1, 2023) – Mazda North American Operations announces pricing and packaging for the 2024 CX-5 – the brand’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. For 2024, the CX-5 is now available with new colors including Platinum Quartz, or Zircon Sand Metallic exterior premium paint color which can be had when opting for the …

Is Mazda CX-5 high maintenance?

A Mazda CX-5 will cost about $7,339 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This beats the industry average for popular SUV models by $1,794. There is also a 21.93% chance that a CX-5 will require a major repair during that time.
See more at: Car Care Vip

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