The Mazda CX-5 has been awarded top marks in the famous endurance test conducted by leading German Magazine Auto Bild. The Mazda CX-5 passed the 100,000-kilometre real-world reliability test with flying colours.
Mazda’s highly successful SUV not only convinced the jury in terms of day-to-day use. With no notable defects and impeccable workshop performance, the compact SUV also earned one of the best marks ever awarded in an endurance test.
The editors of “AUTO BILD” had already attested to the excellent long-term qualities of the predecessor model in the 2015 endurance test. But because of a workshop blunder, the car scored an A- at the time. The new CX-5 exhibits no flaws at all, earning it a straight A and fourth place in the all-time rankings – a list that includes 68 vehicles.
During everyday use, the Mazda CX-5 impressed the editorial team with its spaciousness, offering ample room for the family, as well as a high level of motoring comfort and a refined powertrain. Particularly highly praised was the smooth interaction of the Skyactiv D 184ps diesel engine with the six-speed automatic transmission.
The Mazda compact SUV also displayed no technological shortcomings during the test period, neither breaking down or displaying any defects or unscheduled workshop visits. And even when the CX-5 was stripped down to its individual parts under expert supervision, the judges did not find any notable defects. Neither the 2.2-litre diesel engine nor the chassis or interior seemed particularly fazed by the 100,000Km – which, in turn, left the trade journal’s experts very impressed.
This excellent performance in the endurance test is further proof of the Mazda CX-5’s strong reliability and long-term quality.