Meet the Mazda SUV Philippines: Popular models, price & brief review

Dec 10, 2019 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
Learn more about the entire Mazda SUV Philippines line-up, including Mazda CX-3, CX-5, CX-8, CX-9, and the new CX-30.

To guide our dear readers and also, prospective car buyers further, here’s a list of Mazda SUVs in the Philippines

Included are a short review and a list of their variants and their prices. If you want to view a list from the rest of the brands here in the Philippines, check out our list of SUVs from 14 favorite brands here in the Philippines.

1. Mazda CX-3: A "chic and sophisticated" Mazda SUV Philippines

The Mazda CX-3 as Mazda puts it is a “chic and sophisticated” compact SUV that’s the smallest in its range. Despite that, the said model still embodies the fluidic look of the “Kodo: Soul of Design” which makes it look like its flowing despite being parked.

Once moving, however, the said vehicle reflects the world around it with an interesting play for reflections and colors. From the sides, the CX-3 has black cladding on its wheel arches which covers the entirety of its lower portions. Notice also that the said vehicle lacks character lines.

A picture of the Mazda CX-3.

The ever-popular Mazda CX-3. The model that cemented Mazda in the crossover SUV market segment

Up-front, the Mazda CX-3 is equipped with a pair of halogen headlamps, bulb type DRLs, LED fog lamps and a set of tastefully designed 16” alloy wheels.

Inside, this crossover from Mazda comfortably fits five people and all are kept comfortable a fabric-covered interior, a 7-inch touchscreen MZD Connect with commander control, a six-piece speaker set, and single-zone manual climate control.

A picture of the CX-30's interior.

The list of interior features might be more basic but it's still a well-arranged space

As for driver-centric amenities, the Mazda CX-3 has a telescopic and tiltable steering column, a push to start button, remote keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel.

For safety, the CX-3 comes with two front airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, a rear parking sensor and camera, and ISOFIX.

Under the hood of the CX-3 is the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 inline-4 gasoline engine. It can make around 147 horsepower and 195 Nm of torque and power is sent to the front wheels by way of the SKYACTIV-drive 6-speed AT with sport mode. And yes, the CX-3 is equipped with G-Vectoring.

Mazda CX3 Price in the Philippines
Variant
Price
Mazda CX-3 2.0 L SKYACTIV-G Pro
Php 1,300,000

>>> View full Mazda CX-3 price list and estimated monthly payment

2. Mazda CX-30: New-generation Mazda SUV Philippines

While still exhibiting most of the established norms of the Kodo design language, the Mazda CX-30 is inspired by a single brush stroke. As such, it's even more of a “flowing” shape than the CX-3. In other words, it’s the evolution of the Kodo design language and is still very much a driving-oriented vehicle.

A picture of the 2020 Mazda CX-30

Mazda CX-30 looks like the CX-3. So is it replacing the CX-3? 

The Mazda CX-30 looks quite a bit like the CX-3. Look closely though and you’ll see more a much more refined design from the newer model. The exterior even boasts several features that the CX-3 doesn’t have like a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lamps, a power lift-gate, rain-sensing wipers, and an adaptive front lighting system.

Step inside gaze at he CX-30’s well made and well-arranged interior.

Dominating the center of the top of the line CX-30 is a 7-inch LCD display gauge cluster, a 10-way power adjustable seat for the driver, a 6-way electronically adjustable seat for the front passenger, an 8.8-inch LCD monitor that has several connectivity options, a 12-speaker BOSE sound system for the top variant, and a dual-zone automatic climate control.

A picture of the CX-30's interior.

The CX-30's interior is very modern Mazda

Under the hood of the CX-30 is a 2.0 inline-4 gasoline engine that makes around 152 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. There are two variants; one with all-wheel-drive and one with front-wheel-drive. There’s only one transmission choice however and it’s a SKYACTIV drive 6-speed with sport mode.

For safety equipment, the CX-30’s top variant comes with seven airbags, stability control, ABS with EBD, traction assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree view camera.

Mazda CX-30 Price in the Philippines
Variant
Price
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Pro
Php 1,490,000
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Sport
Php 1,790,000
Mazda CX-30 2.0 AWD Sport
Php 1,990,000
Mazda CX-30 2.0 AWD Signature
Php 2,005,000

>>> Refer to our Mazda Philippines price list to keep up to date with the latest changes all Mazda cars price

3. Mazda CX-5: A middleweight compact Mazda SUV Philippines

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover positioned to be in-between the smaller CX-30 and the larger CX-8. It also replaced the CX-7 and the Mazda Tribute.

A picture of the 2020 Mazda CX-5

The CX-5, the middleweight of the Mazda SUV line-up

Under the hood of the current CX-5 is a SKYACTIV-D, twin-turbo 2.2 inline 4 diesel engine. It makes around 172 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Power is distributed to all wheels with a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic.

The other engine option is a 2.5 liter, a naturally-aspirated inline-4 engine that can make 187 horsepower and 251 Nm of torque.

Inside the Mazda CX-5, it’s five passengers are kept comfortable by premium, soft-touch materials as well as a good number of high-tech features. The top of the line variants gets power-adjustable seats for both the driver and the passenger.

A picture of the CX-5's interior.

Soft-touch surfaces are abundant inside the CX-5

Apart from the feature-rich interior, it’s also spacious with room enough for 800L in the trunk. That can be expanded if the second row is folded down.

Another noteworthy feature of the CX-5’s interior is a 7-inch infotainment system that has MZD Connect with MP3, USB, Bluetooth, and an AUX jack. Also included is a multi-function steering wheel with cruise control. Of course, the top variants get more features like a 10-speaker BOSE sound system, and a heads-up display projected onto the windshield.

In terms of safety features, the CX-5 has six airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, ISOFIX, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane-keep-assist, and a seatbelt warning lamp.

Mazda CX-5 Philippines price list
Variant
Price
Mazda CX-5 2.0 FWD Pro Skyactiv-G
Php 1,730,000
Mazda CX-5 2.0 FWD Sport SkyActiv-G
Php 1,890,000
Mazda CX-5 2.5 AWD Sport SkyActiv-G
Php 1,990,000
Mazda CX-5 2.2 AWD Skyactiv-D
Php 2,230,000

>>> Read full-scale Mazda CX5 Review by Philkotse car experts

4. Mazda CX-9: A 7-seater Mazda SUV Philippines

Introduced first in 2006, the Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV with three rows of seats. As such, it can comfortably seat seven people. Apart from that, the CX-9 has 198 L of default cargo space. With its current iteration, the CX-9 is adherent to the Kodo design as such, it has this sporty, fluid-like shape that suits its size well.

A picture of the Mazda CX-9

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a perfect example of the Kodo design language despite its larger size

Inside, the Mazda CX-9 is a premium looking well-equipped vehicle that comes to a lot of amenities. For the driver’s there’s things like cruise control, keyless entry, an active driving display, a 7-inch LCD gauge cluster, and an 8-way power-adjustable seat with lumbar support and dual memory.

For passengers, there’s triple-zone automatic climate control, an Auburn Nappa leather with real wood accents, and many other cool features.

A picture of the CX-9's interior.

The swanky interior of the Mazda CX-9

For safety, the Mazda CX-9 has six airbags in total; that’s dual front airbags, curtain, and side airbags. Also standard is ABS with EBD, stability control, rear and front parking sensors, a rearview camera, ISOFIX, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Mazda CX-9 Philippines price list
Variant
Price
Mazda CX-9 2.5 Sport Touring FWD
Php 2,380,000
Mazda CX-9 2.5 Signature AWD
Php 2,950,000

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5. Mazda CX-8: A "Goldilock" Mazda SUV Philippines

Released initially in Malaysia in 2017, the Mazda CX-8 is already available here in the Philippines.

Like the CX-9, the CX-8 is a mid-size crossover SUV. It can also seat seven people. The CX-8 sits in-between the CX-5 and the CX-9.

Like the rest of the Mazda lineup, the CX-8 has the Kodo design language going for it in terms of style so its quite rakish in looks while having this really elegant quality to it as well.

A picture of the 2020 Mazda CX-8

Here in the Philippines, the Mazda CX-8 is one of its latest releases

While the Mazda CX-8 is said to look very much like the CX-9, the interior of the former is what sets it apart. It doesn’t have a 3-seater bench and is seat it has this very roomy two-seat second-row. This is with the Exclusive variant however and the Signature still has the 7-seater set-up.

A picture of the Mazda CX-8's interior

There's lots of wiggle room inside the Mazda CX-8

Under the hood of the Mazda CX-8 Philippine-spec is the SkyActive-G 2.5 L gasoline engine. It makes a decent 187 horsepower and 252 Nm of torque.

For the seven-seater, power is sent to the front wheels with a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive. For the six-speed, it has an all-wheel-drive system paired with the same tranny.

In terms of safety, the Mazda CX-8 is a well-equipped machine with a dual front airbag, side airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, a lane departure warning system and blind-spot monitoring.

Mazda CX-8 Philippines price list
Variant
Price
Mazda CX-8 Signature (7-seater)
Php 2,290,000
Mazda CX-8 AWD Exclusive (6-seater)
Php 2,450,000

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Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.