List pricing sees CX-5 ownership pitched much as before, with prices ranging in the £31,000 to £41,000 bracket. There are five trim levels - 'Centre-Line', Newground', 'Exclusive-Line', 'Homura' and 'Takumi'. And four engines, 2.0-litre 165PS and 2.5-litre 194PS petrol units and 150 and 184PS versions of the familiar 2.2-litre diesel. AWD is mandatory on the 2.5-litre petrol model - and an option at just under £2,000 more on the top 184PS version of the 2.2-litre diesel.
You'll probably want to progress beyond base 'Centre-Line' trim. The next level up is the 'Newground' version, which features a slightly more rugged look with front and rear silver underguard trims matched to silver lower body side skirts, black door mirrors and 19-inch black diamond cut alloy wheels. Most customers here opt for mid-level 'Exclusive-Line' spec - the starting point in the range if you want the i-Activ all-wheel drive system. If you can afford more, 'Homura' trim gets you gloss black detailing on the wheel arches, side moldings, door mirrors and signature wing grille surround. Subtle red accents within the grille and 19-inch black alloy wheels finish the sporty look, while inside the black leather seats feature red stitching, which is also found around the cabin in areas like the door trim, centre console and steering wheel. At the top of the range, 'Takumi' trim gets you brown Nappa leather upholstery and genuine woodgrain trim.
Across the range, the CX-5 gets a full rosta of active safety equipment as standard - including 'Cruising & Traffic Support', which helps reduce driver fatigue by assisting with accelerator, brake pedal and steering operations when stuck in traffic jams. All models get Mazda's 'Advanced Smart City Brake Support' system, which incorporates night-time pedestrian detection. This Advanced SCBS set-up uses a forward-sensing camera to detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead and help avoid collisions or mitigate damage in the event one does occur. There's also Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic alert, High Beam Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning standard across the range. In addition, the optional safety pack on 'Sport' models features a 360-degree view camera and Adaptive LED Headlamps.