Written by Daniel Andzhurov – September 21, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Shortly after the first facelift, Mazda once again refined its compact SUV CX-5-in terms of appearance and technology.
The CX-5 is one of the pillars in Mazda sales. That's why the Japanese are trying to keep the 4.50-meter SUV fresh. An update already took place in early 2021, and now it's time for another mini facelift. The new generation is best known for the updated radiator grille and the optimized matrix LED lights.
Otherwise, there are no changes in the body, and those in the cockpit are minimal: the ability to inductively charge smartphones, and a switch for changing driving modes (automatic transmission). Such equipment also includes a redesigned congestion assistant with acceleration, braking and turning functions. Mazda promises less noise in the cabin and better comfort on improved seats. The creators have not changed the range of motorization – it continues to include two gasoline engines with 165 and 195 hp, as well as two diesel (150 and 184 hp). Dual drive is available as an option, but there is no electrification: neither soft threads nor Plug-in-hybrid versions.
Auto Trendy’s take:
We, at Auto Trendy, are impressed by the Japanese automaker’s creativity and ability to keep on improving their vehicles’ designs. We consider this a strong competitive advantage for Mazda not only on the SUV market, but in general. As a representation of the current pace of technological development, customers expect to see constantly evolving car models. Thus, we believe that the 2022 mini facelift of the Mazda CX-5 is definitely a good strategic move in staying relevant.