The Mazda CX-8 2023 Philippines is a 7-seater midsize crossover that slots in between the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9. It is available in two variants, with the price starting at Php 2,330,000 for the Signature and going up to Php 2,490,000 for the top-spec Exclusive. Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated SkyActiv-G gasoline engine capable of generating 187 horsepower and 252 Nm of torque. An 8-speed transmission is used to send power either to the front wheel in the Signature or all wheels (i-ACTIV AWD) in the Exclusive.
In terms of dimensions, the CX-8 spans 4,900 mm in length, 1,840 mm in width, and 1,730 mm in height, with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,930 mm and 185 mm, respectively. Locally, this Japanese midsize crossover is usually matched to PPVs such as the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Montero Sport. But configurations-wise, the model is comparable to the likes of the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Explorer.