- Aug 9, 2009
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After watching this solid review you really realise the SA spec models/range are at the arse end.CarExpert review of the 2022 CX-5 turbo
That interior is really showing it's age. Disappointing.Mazda CX-5 (2022) Specs & Price
Mazda Southern Africa has introduced the facelifted CX-5, which gains subtle design updates and some under-the-skin tweaks. Here’s what you need to know and how much you’ll pay for the Japanese marque’s family car.
Though changes to the facelifted Mazda CX-5’s exterior styling are best described as minor, the Japanese firm says the mid-cycle update applied to its popular SUV is a “major” one. Indeed, various upgrades have been made beneath the surface, with the company claiming improvement to both driving dynamics and ride comfort.
Mazda says the vehicle’s damping control structure has been improved, which combines with increased frame rigidity to ostensibly help suppress vibrations and road noise.
Look closely and you might just notice the revised front bumper, along with fresh light clusters fore and aft. The CX-5 also receives new alloy wheel designs, along with the option of a fresh Zircon Sand Metallic paint colour. Inside, you’ll find an updated seat design allowing a “more natural and comfortable sitting posture”, along with increased luggage space at the rear.
How much does the facelifted Mazda CX-5 cost in SA?
The updated Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty and service plan.
CX-5 2.0 Active R485 800
CX-5 2.0 Active AT R500 300
CX-5 2.0 Dynamic R532 400
CX-5 2.0 Carbon Edition R603 500
2.5 AWD Individual R687 300
2.2DE AWD Akera R721 100
HowxitSo apparently my battery is bad. I haven’t noticed any issues. Never had to jump start the car, nothing. Tiger wheel and tire hooked up a battery tester and gave me a print out which said replace battery the cells were dead etc. they quoted me on a new one which wasn’t too bad it’s a start stop battery think it’s was around R2500. I called my Mazda dealership and they told me no use the OEM one, but it’s around R4500. Anyone had any experience with a non OEM battery? I think there was something on this thread about 1000 posts back about batteries
I wouldn't advise the Probe. I had one fitted 6 months ago. The onboard computer didn't recognise it, costing me nearly a thousand to get it fitted to diagnostics for the battery to be registered.Howxit
So new battery time has come sooner than expected and i fear that with winter coming. It will leave us stranded.
So i called around to get prices for a new battery:
1. Allen Jones Mazda said they don't stock batteries and can get from TWT. Will contact them tomorrow
2. I got a price for a Duratec D649 R1500 and Probe 2100
What battery did you fit into your CX-5 ?
Thanks for info.I wouldn't advise the Probe. I had one fitted 6 months ago. The onboard computer didn't recognise it, costing me nearly a thousand to get it fitted to diagnostics for the battery to be registered.
The battery gave up in less than 6 months!
I now fitted a Willard battery for R1600 and the installation went without a hitch.
Looks like I'm going to need a new battery on my 2019 CX5 :-(, does the Willard 649 work with the stop start? Mazda dealership says i have to put in the original. But I've had enough on Mazda dealerships and Mazda SA after they declined warranty claim on mirror actuator because of a tiny scratch on the mirror which happened 3 years ago which has zero to do with the actuator.It is the Willard 649