Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2018 - vs - ISUZU MU-X LS-M 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
30,945
Updated: 
23 Feb 2018
38,616
converted from Australian dollar
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
17.17gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Black
#252525
obsidian Grey
#565A75
Garnet Red
#5B0C25
Silky pearl white
#F4F4F5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Comfortable, supportive seats
Upscale interior

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Unimpressive cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.

Pros
Attractive styling inside and out
Poised chassis, communicative steering
Engine changes bode well for mpg
Good value, especially considering high spec level
Rear seats fold flat

Cons
Frustrating infotainment setup
Light cargo volume
Short on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 largely carries over from the previous model year, when it was extensively redesigned. New for 2018 are such standard features as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Also new is cylinder-deactivation technology intended to improve fuel economy slightly. The 2.5-liter engine automatically shuts down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. Last year's Grand Select trim level has been discontinued for 2018.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Not as powerful as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The MU-X may look and feel a bit more basic than the Everest or Fortuner, but its tough Isuzu truck underpinnings is this SUV’s secret weapon. Isuzu also builds big commercial engines, designed to be reliable and robust, and that DNA is this engine.

Pros
Great new engine
Capable off-roader
Decent third row

Cons
Cabin is starting to age
Boot is smaller than some rivals
No advanced safety equipment

By: 
carsguide.com.au

Like the D-MAX ute on which it's based, the evolution of Isuzu UTE's MU-X seven-seat SUV has remained relatively slow, its latest update headlined by extra torque from its 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel (now 130kW and 430Nm, up from 380Nm) and a new six-speed automatic transmission (previously five).

Pros
Rugged and practical
Very comfy ride
Drop-down rear video unit

Cons
Lacking some new safety tech
Turbo lag from a standing start
Rather basic cab trim

By: 
motoring.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
317ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
174hp
at 3 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
38.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
190.00in
Width: 
72.50in
73.20in
Height: 
65.30in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.60in
Front Track: 
62.80in
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
112.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
23.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3693.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
keyless entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
passenger seat adjustment
Bucket front seats
Adjustable headrests for all seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding door assist-grips for rear passengers
3rd row assist-grips

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Double wishbone, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Multi-link system, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Hill Holder
Multi Function Steering Wheel
Pollen & fine particle air filter
Manual air-conditioning
integrated heater/demister

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
8 Speakers
USB connection
I-pod connectivity
CD/VCD/DVD/Tuner/USB/MP3 compatible, Bluetooth
7" Touchscreen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Bi-LED projector headlights with auto-levelling feature
Gun Metal Grey radiator grille
Centre front roof-mounted bee-sting aerial
Under-front steel plate skid/splash shield
Steel plate guards on sump & transfer case
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
16
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Tyre Repair KIT
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Drum
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
height adjustable headrests
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Side anti-intrusion bars inside all doors

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rails
Trailer Hitch
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#363636
Black, leather
#D0C9C6
Sand/Parchment, leather
Color: 
Black
#232227
Grey
#636162