Mazda CX-5 Akera 2016 Review | Torquing Heads Video
Mazda CX-5 Akera 2016 Review | Torquing Heads Video

Mazda CX-5 Akera 2016 Review | Torquing Heads Video


Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson road test and review the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Akera, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

We’re looking for answers. Specifically, what makes this car so popular? The CX-5 has taken the Australian SUV market by the scruff of its neck and consigned perennial favourite, Toyota’s RAV4, into second place and by quite some margin. 

The medium SUV segment is absolutely jam-packed with choice - Japan, Korea, Germany, the US, and France are all in on the act. What’s more, a number of those other cars are significantly newer than Mazda’s soon-to-be-renewed sales juggernaut. Others have more space, others have better tech and a couple have a seven-seat option

The CX-5 Akera diesel is the absolute top of the Mazda CX-5 range, with a long standard feature list, a six-speed auto and all-wheel drive

Peter and Nikki each spent a week with it to see just why it has ruled the roost for nearly four years. 

Plus: Tim Robson takes a look at the next generation CX-5 at the LA motor show.

Also: Malcolm Flynn outlines the top five reasons to buy the 2016 Mazda CX-5 GT diesel.

More: Check out our CX-5 hub.

And you'll find more family SUVs at our buying guide here.

Would the CX-5 make it onto your shopping list? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Click here to see more 2016 Mazda CX-5 pricing and spec info.


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