New Mazda CX-5 prices announced

The compact SUV, designed to sit below the larger Mazda CX-7 in the range, can be pre-ordered now with the Mazda CX-5 launch date set for spring

The Mazda CX-5 comes with a wealth of options and 18 different versions will be on sale once trim levels, engine choices and extra equipment is taken into account.

At the bottom of the range, a two-wheel drive 2.0-litre petrol model costs £21,395 in the entry-level SE-L trim. For an extra £500, satellite navigation can be added to the package.

The SE-L trim comes with 17″ alloy wheels, front fog lights and privacy glass. Inside, it includes climate control and front and rear parking sensors.

A higher-spec trim, Sport, adds heated front seats, a reversing camera and larger, 19″ alloy wheels to the compact SUV as well as some new materials inside.

A 2.2-litre, 150PS diesel option is also available in SE-L and Sport trims with the added option of an automatic gearbox in SE-L specification. Diesel Mazda CX-5 models start from £22,995.

The Mazda CX-5 is an SUV and as a result, Mazda has also included an all-wheel drive version priced from £24,695.

Available with the 2.20-litre 150PS diesel engine only and with a choice of SE-L or Sport trim levels, the all-wheel drive Mazda CX-5 also comes with the option of a more powerful 175PS diesel engine at the top of the range.

The engines are particularly important to the success of the Mazda CX-5 because they use Mazda’s new ‘Skyactiv’ technology.

In simple terms, reductions in weight and improvements in efficiency mean the less powerful diesel returns 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 119g/km, enough to qualify for zero first year road tax. The petrol delivers 139g/km of CO2 emissions.

Mazda CX-5 orders are open now at UK Mazda dealerships. The first models will arrive in showrooms in Spring 2012UK Mazda dealerships. The first models will arrive in showrooms in Spring 2012.