2023 Mazda CX-5 pricing and features: 10.25-inch widescreen standard, manual axed


  • 2023 Mazda CX-5 update detailed
  • Widescreen infotainment standard; price-leading manual axed
  • Expected to arrive in Australia in early 2023

UPDATE: 2023 Mazda CX-5 pricing and features

Mazda Australia has confirmed official details for its 2023 CX-5 medium SUV.

Our original story, below, has been updated to reflect this information.

The updated 2023 Mazda CX-5 has been detailed ahead of its launch early next year.

It is the fifth update for the CX-5 in the past five years, with the last three occurring in the first quarter of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

As expected, the 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system – currently limited to the GT SP and Akera – is standard across the range, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on most variants.

It replaces the ageing 8-inch MZD Connect system first launched on the previous-generation Mazda 3 in 2013.

Mazda notes Android Auto will be unavailable for vehicles built between November 2022 and March 2023, with a free software update expected from April 2023 to restore the feature.

However, pricing has increased between $200 and $1000 across the range, with the highest increase for the mid-spec Maxx Sport, Touring and Touring Active variants.

The entry-level Maxx includes a wired-only smartphone mirroring connection, and built-in satellite navigation remains limited to the Maxx Sport and above.

Other changes include two front USB-C ports replacing USB-A connections, LED glovebox illumination for the flagship Akera, and a feature allowing drivers to open the windows from the key fob – but not close it remotely.

In a Mazda first, the petrol CX-5’s service intervals have increased to a 12-month/15,000-kilometre period, whichever occurs first (up from 10,000km), in line with most of its competitors. The diesel will remain at 12 months or 10,000km.

A new colour, rhodium white metallic, will replace the current no-cost snowflake white finish for $795 – following a $200 price increase of Mazda’s premium hues earlier this year.

While a hands-free electric tailgate was available on early units of the 2022 CX-5 GT SP and Akera, the kick sensor was removed in mid-2022 due to the semiconductor chip shortage – and this remains the case for model-year 2023.

Meanwhile, the six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued for the entry-level Maxx, with the range opening with the more-popular automatic model for 2023.

It follows the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail in losing a price-leading base model. This leaves the Kia Sportage as the last mid-size SUV to offer a manual transmission.

2023 Mazda CX-5 pricing

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Model Pricing Change
G20 Maxx FWD $35,390 up $900
G25 Maxx Sport FWD $39,190 up $1000
G25 Maxx Sport AWD $41,690 up $1000
G25 Touring AWD $43,580 up $1000
G25 Touring Active AWD $43,880 up $1000
D35 Touring Active diesel AWD $46,880 up $1000
G25 GT SP AWD $49,190 up $200
G35 GT SP turbo AWD $51,690 up $200
G25 Akera AWD $51,380 up $500
G35 Akera turbo AWD $53,880 up $400
D35 Akera diesel AWD $54,380 up $500

2023 Mazda CX-5 features


10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system (new)
Keyless window open (new)
Front USB-C ports (2x; new)
17-inch alloy wheels
Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
FM/AM/DAB+ radio
7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster
Full-LED headlamps 
Rain-sensing wipers
Black cloth upholstery
Head-up display
Six-speaker audio system
Push-button start
Rear parking sensors
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector
Adjustable rear cargo floor
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Autonomous emergency braking – forward and reverse
Rear cross-traffic alert
Automatic high beam
Lane departure warning
Lane-keep assist
Adaptive cruise control. 

Maxx Sport, in addition to Maxx

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (new)
Dual-zone climate control
Paddle shifters
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Rear centre armrest storage with USB-A charging ports (2x) 
Satellite navigation
Traffic sign recognition. 

Touring, in addition to Maxx Sport

Heated side mirrors
Black suede/leather upholstery
Wireless phone charging
Reversible floorboard in cargo area
Keyless entry
Front parking sensors.

Touring Active, in addition to Touring

Heated side mirrors
Black suede/leather upholstery
Wireless phone charging
Reversible floorboard in cargo area
Keyless entry
Front parking sensors.

GT SP, in addition to Touring

19-inch alloy wheels (black)
Adaptive front lighting system
10-speaker, 249-watt Bose audio system
Glass sunroof
Electric tailgate
Black leather seat trim with red stitching
Two-position driver’s seat memory function
Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat
10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
Heated front seats
Black side mirrors
Traffic jam assist 
LED interior lighting
Black headlining
Larger rear exhaust tailpipes
Red grille accent
Gloss black wheel cladding.

Akera, in addition to GT SP

LED globebox illumination (new)
19-inch alloy wheels
360-degree camera system
Adaptive LED headlamps 
Ventilated front seats
Heated rear seats
Heated steering wheel
Brown nappa leather upholstery
LED ambient lighting
Frameless rear-view mirror
Unique overhead console
Real wood door and dashboard trim inserts
Body-coloured wheel cladding and lower bumpers.

Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy

Like the current CX-5, engine options include a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol mills, as well as a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre twin-turbocharged diesel.

Exclusive to the Maxx variant is the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated ‘G20’ petrol engine, producing 115kW and 200Nm.

Stepping up to the naturally-aspirated ‘G25’ 2.5-litre engine – available on all CX-5 variants above the Maxx – sees power outputs rise to 140kW/252Nm.

The turbocharged ‘G35’ 2.5-litre petrol further boosts numbers to 170kW/420Nm, while the 2.2-litre ‘D35’ turbo-diesel produces 140kW/450Nm.

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard-fit across the CX-5 range.

Fuel economy figures can be found in the table below:

2.0 petrol FWD 6.9L/100km
2.5 petrol FWD 7.2L/100km
2.5 petrol AWD 7.4L/100km
2.5 turbo-petrol AWD 8.2L/100km
2.2 turbo-diesel AWD 5.7L/100km


The entire Mazda CX-5 range is covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on testing conducted in 2017.

This rating will expire at the end of 2023, in line with ANCAP’s six-year date-stamp limit. Mazda has not flagged any plans to submit the CX-5 for retesting under the latest criteria.

Six airbags (dual front, side and curtain) feature across the line-up.

Each variant includes the following active safety equipment as standard:

Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, reverse)
Lane-keep assist
Lane departure warning
Blind-spot alert
Rear-cross traffic alert
Adaptive cruise control
Rain-sensing wipers
Automatic high beam
Rear parking sensors. 


The Mazda CX-5 has a wheelbase of 2700 millimetres, and is 4575mm long and 1845mm wide.

Variants with 17-inch alloy wheels are 1675mm high, while grades with larger 19-inch wheels are 1680mm tall.

It has a claimed 438-litre boot capacity, extending to 1340L with the rear seats folded.

Warranty and servicing

As per the wider Mazda range, the CX-5 is covered by the brand’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, along with a five-year roadside assistance program.

The service schedule for petrol CX-5 variants is 12 months or 15,000km, whichever occurs first. The diesel has a lower 12-month or 10,000km interval, as before.

Mazda offers capped-price servicing on the CX-5, covering the first five years or 50,000 kilometres.


The 2023 Mazda CX-5 is on sale now.


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