In this video, Jenny reviews the all-new 7 seater SUV the Mazda CX-8. It’s a great new offering from Mazda that is meant to sit between the CX-5 and CX-9. With the CX-5 often being too small and offering only 5 seats and the CX-9 only being available as a petrol Mazda’s introduction of the CX-8 just makes sense.

The engine in the CX-8 is the SkyAktiv-D 2.2 with 140 kW and 450 Nm of torque from 2000 revs. Fuel economy is better than the CX-9 and stands at 5.7 liters per 100 km for the 2WD and 6 liters for the AWD version.

Engine Specifications

Skyactive 2.2l diesel engine

Engine: 2.2L Skyactiv-D Diesel
Power: 140 kW
Torque: 450 Nm @ 2,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 5.7L/100km


Safety /Security

  •  Advanced keyless push-button engine start
  • Airbags SRS
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Auto Door Lock (ADL)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Child restraint anchor points
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
  • High Beam Control (HBC)
  • High mount stop lamp
  • Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
  • Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)
  • Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
  • Left-hand-side convex (wide angle)
  • Parking sensors Rear
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Remote central locking Standard
  • Reverse camera
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Seat-belt warning Driver & all passengers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Smart Brake Support (SBS)
  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Whiplash-minimising front seats Standard

Convenience / Tech Features

  •  Air-conditioning Three zone climate control with rear control and vents
  • Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets 2 (including cargo area)
  • Interior release for fuel filler door
  • Power windows One touch up/down (front & rear)
  • Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function
  • Vanity mirror Driver & passenger with illumination
  • Audio System 6 speakers
  • Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
  • Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
  • Internet radio integration
  • Multi-function commander control
  • Radio AM/FM with Radio Data System (RDS), digital (DAB+)
  • Satellite navigation
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod compatible
  • Active Driving Display Colour windscreen
  • Ambient temperature display
  • Critical function warning lights/chimes
  • Cruise control Mazda Radar Cruise
  • Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go function
  • Driver’s left footrest
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Steering wheel Leather, tilt and telescopic adjustable
  • Tachometer and electronic odometer/tripmeter

Other Features

  •  Instrument panel light dimmer
  • Interior illumination: cargo room lamp
  • Interior illumination: entry system with delayed fade
  • Interior illumination: map reading spot lamps Halogen
  • Centre armrest console
  • Floor covering Carpet
  • Gear shift knob Leather
  • Passenger assist grips Front & rear
  • Seat trim Cloth
  • Seating capacity 7
  • Seats (front) with: adjustable head restraints Driver & passenger
  • Seats (front) with: height adjustment Driver & passenger
  • Seats (front) with: rake and slide adjustment Driver & passenger
  • Seats (front) with: seat back pocket Driver & passenger
  • Seats (second row) with: adjustable head restraints Standard
  • Seats (second row) with: centre fold down armrest With USB charging port
  • Seats (second row) with: split fold backrest 60/40
  • Seats (third row) with: split fold backrest 50/50
  • Cargo volume VDA 209 litres
  • Cargo volume VDA (rear seats folded down and up to roof) 742 litres
  • Cupholders
  • Door bottle holders Front & rear
  • Door pockets Front & rear
  • Glove box
  • Overhead sunglass storage box


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