Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 165 6AT Luxury (2022)

Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 165 6AT Luxury (2022)

You may claim most of us, but not that we are very consistent. For example, one time you will read an enthusiastic test of a certain car in a magazine, which is being chased from the site for small things.

That’s the bad thing about working with several different editors who are all stubborn, all seem to have their opinions (and shout ‘that they’re paid for it’) and always know who’s right, as long as it starts with ‘I’.

We agree on a few things

The agreement is based on only two things. 1) SUVs are absolutely unnecessary nonsense and 2) if you have to have such nonsense, then for the sake of heaven be the Mazda CX-5. There are good reasons for that. First, the CX-5 does everything other things do, but it is usually better. Second, the CX-5 looks very interesting for such nonsense. And the third and most important: then you are at least in the asshole that gives very good.

Mazda is now one of the few brands that works with the American code of the year model update. Minor changes are made every year, which generally means little or nothing, but it should still make people feel like they are missing out if they do not buy the new Mazda now. This is one of them.

Updates are not terrific

If you only bought a CX-5 for a year (or two, and actually three or four years, because a completely new reason came in 2017) don’t worry. The only thing you miss about this update is the slightly modified front section with different rear lights (you don’t see it while driving in it), which minor adjustments in the interior and gently adjust the chassis.

True, it should be said: the latter is probably not very acceptable for people who have missed updates five years ago, because the CX-5 was focused on game modification. Also with this ‘adjustment’ the chassis has become much easier, though we have to say it again: that would be about promilles, because we always see very little.

The Mazda CX-5 remains fun to drive

The CX-5 remains a car that is very focused on driving comfortably, and that is what it should be. Mazda had long known that this does not include a rock chassis, so you never have to worry about the quality of your filling.

What’s left is a high-quality steering wheel that also gives you comfort if you don’t send kids to football or shopping. Added electronic devices now that enable free traffic are always welcome.

You should never take this option for the Mazda CX-5

And the interior looks beautiful, well-finished and well-maintained, as usual. One thing: as long as the project is not too far away, and possibly too far away, with these electronic stimuli that they can put on the dashboard on certain versions (such as the Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 165) or color. That keeps you awake and is a blow to your business value.

At engine sensitivity, the Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 165 has not changed, so you remain connected to the 165 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder cylinder which is never surprising, but can give you statistics on diesel consumption, and with it a huge chassis and The driving model can always give the impression that driving, even in a mess, is still fun. We think. All together.

Dimensions Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 165 6AT Luxury (2022)


1,998 cc
cylinder four
165 hp @ 6,000 rpm
213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

front wheels
6v direct

0-100 km / h 9.9 sec
above 192 km / h
Consumption (average)

7.4 l / 100 km
166 g / km CO2, label D

4,575 x 1,845 x 1,658mm (LxWxH)
2,700mm (wheelbase)
1,454 kg
56 liters (petrol)
550 / 1,395 liters (load)

€ 44,390 (NL)
€ 37,090 (B) – AutoEnso