All the models will be equipped with the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel engine and four-wheel drive. This 150 horsepower four-cylinder unit was chosen for the linear delivery of its power, the 380 Nm of torque available and security offered by 4x4. Its fuel consumption rating of 18 km/l was also a deciding factor when choosing the Mazda over its competitors.
Launched in 2012, the CX-5 is a rival for the Toyota RAV-4 and Honda CR-V. It combines the practicality of an MPV with the driving fun of a Mazda3 hatchback. As standard, it comes with dual zone climate control which is sure to keep the Japanese policemen warm in the winter. However, it's worth a quick note that the all-wheel drive is not permanent, only sending power to the rear wheels when it senses the front ones aren't doing their job.