Published: 28 Nov 2017

Mazda CX-5 wins Best Large SUV award

The Mazda CX-5 has taken a leading industry award after being named 2017 What Car? Used Car. Jennings Mazda takes a look at how the Mazda CX-5 SUV impressed the judges to scoop the accolade. 

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Assessed by leaning motor industry experts, judging took place across 15 different sectors, three age groups of 1-3 years, 4-6 years and 7-10 years were evaluated. The Mazda CX-5 was named Best Large SUV aged 4-6 years as well as lifting the overall Best Used SUV title beating all competition.

Speaking about the award-winning Mazda CX-5, Used Car Editor at What Car?, Alex Robbins commented “Used SUV buyers need a car that combines space, practicality, dependability and safety, and like many of its rivals, the Mazda CX-5 does exactly that. However, it strikes out ahead of the pack in terms of driving enjoyment, where it provides handling that wouldn’t be out of place in a sporty hatchback”. He went on to add “Then there’s its fuel economy, which is usually impressive in the real world no matter which engine you choose.  Throw in the CX-5’s affordability and its impressive scores in our reliability survey, and you have a resounding winner.”

Accounting for 25% of Mazda’s global sales, the Mazda CX-5 SUV has been impressing customers and industry experts alike ever since. With the perfect blend of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics and style, it helped to change perception of the SUV sector. 

Speaking about the award win, Managing Director of Mazda UK, Jeremey Thompson commented “the original CX-5 will go down as a landmark car in Mazda’s history, not only did it introduce SKYACTIV technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design, it also showcased how Mazda could make an SUV that was stylish, great to drive and capable of luring customers from premium badged rivals. This is a car that won acclaim from customers and media alike throughout its lifespan, and it’s great that What Car? has recognised its appeal and value on the used market.”

Discover the award-winning Mazda CX-5 today at Jennings Mazda. With new and used CX-5 SUVs available, call 0333 414 9750 to book your test drive. Alternatively, visit a Jennings Mazda dealership in Sunderland or Middlesbrough.

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