In terms of equipment and integrated technology on the car, CX-8 is not much different from CX-5. The brain inside the cabin is still the MZD Connect infotainment system. According to CarAdvice, the system still doesn’t support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platforms.
The car also has an additional air conditioning in the back seat and comes with a 3-zone climate control system instead of the 2 areas found on the CX-5. Asaki Premium version also adds heating for the third row, heated steering wheel and 360-degree panoramic camera system. However, the news site from Australia was disappointed with the equipment and said the camera system is nearly impossible to identify objects around the car and is quite useless when light shines on.
CarAdvice, on the other hand, appreciated the HUD front-facing display on the CX-8 with its clear visibility and necessary information. Outstanding safety equipment on the CX-8 includes AEB emergency braking, rear-wheel traffic alert RCTA, blind spot monitoring BSM, lane departure warning, LDW, cruise control system based on Radar data incorporates stop & go and many other safety systems. Overall, the CX-8 does not lack safety technology on high-end models.
The 2018 Mazda CX-8 is equipped with a 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D turbocharged diesel engine that produces 188 horsepower and maximum torque of 450 Nm. All power from the engine is transmitted to the wheel via a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive system FWD or optional 4-wheel drive AWD. According to the announcement, the CX-8 reaches an average fuel consumption of about 5.7 liters / 100km for the FWD and 6 liters / 100km for the AWD.
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According to the website from Australia, the fuel consumption of the CX-8 is very impressive, and the engine torque is relatively large. Meanwhile, AutoExpress emphasizes that this machine operates quite smoothly, responds better in low rpm and quieter than conventional diesel. However, CarAdvice experts point out that the CX-8 is somewhat out of breath when accelerating to overtake other vehicles. This is more evident when the car is carrying more people and more goods. Even so, CarAdvice did not forget to praise the AWD 4-wheel drive system in this crossover because of its ability to optimize the traction of the wheel in all road surface conditions.
If the driving feel of the CX-5 emphasizes more sporty then this seems to fade over the CX-8. According to CarAdvice, this crossover is focused on the user experience with the smoothness and comfort always maintained at the maximum level. This view is also agreed by AutoExpress. The CX-8 lacks the excitement of steering, no longer accurate as the steering like the CX-5 but in return the suspension works very stable, helping the car deal with uneven terrain. .
If you are looking for a 7-seat crossover SUV with good fuel economy and a spacious cabin, then the Mazda CX-8 is a good suggestion. Besides, Mazda products also proved quite rich in terms of equipment, especially in the high-end Asaki version. If you ignore some small limitations like noise from the road or panoramic camera system, the CX-8 deserves to be one of your top choices.
Luong Trung (Tuoitrethudo)