September 21, 2012

Mazda CX-5 wins 'Green SUV 2012' in What Car? Green Awards

Mazda's all-new CX-5 crossover has added the What Car? 'Green SUV 2012' title to its trophy cabinet.

"The Mazda CX-5 offers an extraordinary amount of car for the price," said What Car? Editor-in-chief Chas Hallett at the awards ceremony held at The Imagination Gallery
in London.

"As well as great fuel economy and low emissions, it has loads of standard equipment, plenty of passenger space and an elevated seating position. The flexible seating can also be folded flat in a second for easy loading."

The What Car? Green Awards are decided by the magazine's editorial team, who described the SUV's 2.2-litre 148 bhp Skyactiv-D diesel engine as its 'stand-out feature delivering strong performance and exceptional economy'.

"The CX-5 averaged 47.2 mpg in our True MPG tests, which is better than similarly priced rivals such as the Audi Q3 or the ever-popular
Land Rover Freelander. 
The low official CO2 figure also keeps down your tax liability. If you're a 40 per cent taxpayer you can expect to pay an encouragingly low £142 per month in company car tax," What Car? reported.

Runners-up to the Mazda CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D 150 ps SE-L were the BMW X3 xDrive20d SE (True MPG 42.2) and Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Acenta 2WD (True MPG 45.9).


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