New car update: 2020 Mazda CX-5

One of Australia’s most beloved SUVs gets an upgrade.

Mazda has announced a slew of upgrades, including off-road capabilities and improved safety and comfort, to one of its most popular SUVs, the CX-5.

The upgrades add Off-Road Traction Assist to all AWD models and improved safety equipment and reduced cabin noise across the range.

In the same way 4x4 vehicles operate, owners can now electronically lock the rear differential with the push of a button. 

The CX-5 then monitors the traction to distribute torque to tyres that have grip to extricate the vehicle when stuck and suppress tyre spin.


Maxx Sport graded models and above have also been upgraded with paddled shifters offered as standard to allow manual gear operation.

Mazda has also added a Cylinder Deactivation display to MZD Connect for models with the Skyactiv-G 2.5L petrol engine. The display allows drivers to track their fuel consumption and engine operation.

All grades across the CX-5 range have received enhanced safety features including advanced autonomous emergency braking function, Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) and night-time pedestrian protection.


In all models, the headliner material has been updated to achieved 10% improvement in low-frequency sound absorption, reducing cabin noise.

A steering vibration countermeasure was also added to reduce road surface vibrations felt through the wheel on petrol models.

Further updates include an eight-inch display for the entry-grade Maxx, new nameplate badging and key fob design for all grades and the addition of Polymetal Grey Metallic to the colour line-up.

The updated CX-5 comes standard with Mazda’s five-year unlimited kilometre warranty and five-year Mazda Premium Roadside Assistance.

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