Berlin (dpa / tmn) - The CX-5 is Mazda's largest SUV, but still belongs to the compact class.

A direct competitor from German production is, for example, the similarly dimensioned VW Tiguan, but the CX-5 stands out due to its somewhat more experimental design and far lower quantities.

The car also stands out during the general inspection (HU), where it performs with flying colors - mostly.

Model history: The model series has been on the market since 2012.

The first edition considered here received its facelift in 2015 with more driver assistants, optional full LED headlights and improved infotainment.

It expired in 2017.

Since then it has been number two with dealers.

Body variants: The CX-5 is a compact SUV of standard format with five doors.

There are no variants.

Dimensions (according to ADAC): 4.56 mx 1.84 mx 1.71 m (LxWxH);

Trunk volume: 503 l to 1620 l.

Strengths: Four people ride comfortably, the chassis is rather stiff, the design with an exotic touch.

The “Auto Bild Tüv Report 2020” sees the CX-5 as a tip, “because the quality is significantly more durable than the average in the SUV class”.

With the HU, the chassis hardly causes any problems, at most and rarely the axle suspension and dampers weaken.

Loss of oil almost never occurs, and the emissions test is exemplary.

Weaknesses: The front lighting is often problematic, especially with younger models.

In addition, the front brake discs ruin the SUV's balance sheet, with the first HU the defect rate here is above average.

Older specimens do better.

Breakdown behavior: The CX-5 is rarely found on German roads, so it does not appear in the published ADAC breakdown statistics.

Internally, depending on the year, it scores from mediocre to very good.

Engines: petrol (four-cylinder, front and all-wheel drive): 118 kW / 160 PS to 141 kW / 191 PS;

Diesel (four-cylinder, front and all-wheel drive): 110 kW / 149 PS and 129 kW / 175 PS.

Market prices (according to "DAT market mirror" from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand with statistically expected kilometers in each case): - CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D Sports-Line AWD (2013);

129 kW / 175 PS (four-cylinder);

143,000 kilometers;

11 150 euros.

- CX-5 2.5 Skyactiv-G Sports-Line AWD (2016);

141 kW / 191 PS (four-cylinder);

75,000 kilometers;

18 700 euros.

- CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D Prime-Line 2WD (2017);

110 kW / 149 PS (four-cylinder);

69,000 kilometers;

13 600 euros.

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