Used car prices specialist CAP predicts the new Mazda CX-5 will retain over a third of its value after three years or 60,000 miles.
CAP has found over three years the Mazda CX-5 loses just £14,340 from its value, less than that of the premium BMW X1 and the Audi Q3.
The figures were calculated for the 2.2-litre diesel SE-L version in two-wheel drive configuration, a diesel Mazda CX-5 expected to be popular with businesses in the UK.
Jeff Knight, editor of CAP future residual value guide Monitor, said: “Crucial for a car to be a success in the used car market are low emissions, excellent fuel economy and high specification .”
Knight says the low running costs and high levels of equipment in the new Mazda CX-5 means it will be ‘very popular’ because it keeps its value so well.
Mazda UK Head of Fleet, Steve Tomlinson added: “The CX-5 will shake-up the burgeoning compact SUV crossover segment. The revolutionary SKYACTIV technology delivers major fuel economy and CO2 emission advantages versus competitors across both petrol and diesel variants.”
The new Mazda CX-5 is the first Mazda car to use new petrol and diesel engines and transmission as well as weight-saving techniques to deliver up to 61mpg in fuel economy and CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km – enough to qualify for free first year road tax.
The greenest Mazda SUV ever made, the Mazda CX-5 also comes with Mazda’s new stylish ‘Kodo’ design language and a high level of standard equipment including a CD/MP3 sound system, climate control, leather highlights on the steering wheel and a 5.8-inch touch screen.
The new Mazda CX-5 is on sale now from Mazda UK dealerships. Mazda CX-5 prices start from £21,000.