With the CX-5 Mazda sought to give the customer a car that can be fun, economical and practical. Certainly, in the practicality stakes it is extremely competitive. There is a large boot with a low load lip making it easy to carry bulky items. As usual with Mazda, the driving position in the CX5 is excellent with lots of manoeuvrability in the seats and steering wheel. The interior feels very well screwed together and there is a decent amount of standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and parking sensors. The firm suspension assists in giving a pleasurable driving experience while the brakes and gearbox feel assured and competent. There is a good range of petrol and diesel engines that deliver power and efficiency in equal measure.