Welcome to the Mazda CX-5 vs Ford Kuga comparison and review page. Both cars are based on the same design although the Kuga has been on sale for a number of year but soon to be updated. We haven’t driven either cars at the time of posting so this page currently compares the specifications and initial impressions. We’ll expand the comparison part at a later time once we get a drive.

The new 2012 Mazda CX-5 is the replacement for the old CX-7 and what a difference when you compare the two models. Although the CX-7’s design s a few years old it still looks current and stylish. The CX-5 on the outside is not looking as fresh as it should for an all new model. On the inside the CX-5 is a more practical setup again losing the stylish interior of its predecessor.

The 2012 Ford Kuga is a conservative design with the usual Ford design themes.  Designed to be inoffensive we think is succeeds – except for the interior which needs a materials update.  The key differences between the two models is that the Ford uses a Volvo designed 5 cylinder petrol engine in this country – which makes it a very fast little SUV.

Mazda CX-5 (KE Series) Ford Kuga
Engines  
SKYACTIV-G 
IL4 cylinder Petrol 
DOHC with VVTi Direct Injection EFI
2.0 Litre (1977cc)
Claimed 114kW @ 6000rpm
Claimed 200Nm @ 4000rpm

SKYACTIV-D
IL4 cylinder Diesel
2.2 Litre (2191cc)
Turbo-charged – Direct Injection – Common Rail
Claimed 129kW @ 4500rpm
Claimed 420Nm @ 2000rpm

IL5 cylinder Petrol
DOHC EFI VVT Turbo Intercooled
2.5 Litre (2522cc)
Claimed 147kW @ 6000rpm
Claimed 320Nm @ 1600rpm

 

Weight  
Kerb weight 1475 -1685 Kg
Towing capacity up to 1800 Kg

Kerb weight 1653-2115Kg
Towing capacity up to 2300Kg

Fuel capacity & consumption  
56 litres – Diesel or Unleaded 91 Octane
SKYACTIV-G Petrol 6.4 litres per 100km (Claimed)
SKYACTIV-D Diesel 5.7 litres per 100km (Claimed)

66 litres – Unleaded 95 Octane
IL5 Petrol TURBO 10.6 litres per 100km

Other specifications  
6 Speed Auto or 6 speed manual transmission
Overall height/width 1710/1840
Overall length/wheelbase 4540/2700
Tyre size: 225-65-17 or 225-55-19
NCAP safety rating x/5

5 Speed Auto or 5 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1710/1842
Overall length/wheelbase 4443/2690
Tyre size: 235-50-18 or 235-55-17
NCAP safety rating x/5

Capability   
Angle of: (degrees) 
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Min ground clearance xxx mm
Water Fording depth xxx mm
4WD system: FWD or AWD only 

Angle of: (degrees) 
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Min ground clearance xxx mm
Water Fording depth xxx mm
4WD system: FWD or AWD only 

Performance  
   
Pricing  
2012 $27,990 – 46,220 AUD
*Always check with the dealer
for up to date pricing, on road costs
and specials accessories etc…

2012 $38,990 – 44,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer
for up to date pricing, on-roads
and specials accessories etc…