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₱ 2,290,000 - 2,450,000
Mazda CX-8 Specs
Body Type SUV
Segment -
Engine Displacement 2.5 L
Horsepower 187 PS
Transmission Type AT
Energy Type Fuel
The 2024 - 2025 Mazda CX-8 is offered in 2 variants - which are priced from ₱ 2,290,000 to ₱ 2,450,000, the base model of cx-8 is 2021 Mazda CX-8 2.5L FWD Signature which is at a price of ₱ 2,290,000 and the top variant of Mazda CX-8 is 2021 Mazda CX-8 2.5L AWD Exclusive which is offered at a price of ₱ 2,450,000.
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  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    The 2019 Mazda CX-8 Malaysia is a seven-seater SUV that sits between the CX-5 and the CX-9. As the Mazda CX-8 is uniquely sized and featured, along with its premium price, the SUV is hard-pressed to find a close rival to compete with. The Mazda CX-8 Malaysia features 3 rows of seats, and comes equipped with DSC, TCS, EBA, Lane Departure, Lane Keep assist, and 2 engine options to offer. 

  • Exterior

    2019 Mazda CX-8 front quarter shot

    2019 Mazda CX-8 Gallery


    Like all current-generation Mazda cars, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia also bears a great resemblance of modern luxury thanks to the Kodo Design Language. The sharp lines are complemented with smaller grilles so it is not an overwhelming effect. Instead of sporty like the CX-5, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia has a more sophisticated effect.


    The Mazda CX-8 Malaysia measures in at 4,900 x 1,840 x 1,730 x 2,930 mm in length, width, height, and wheelbase.

    2019 Mazda CX-8 Malaysia Dimensions
    Length 4,900 mm
    Width 1,840 mm
    Height 1,730 mm
    Wheelbase 2,930 mm

    2019 Mazda CX-8 headlights


    All variants of the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia are fitted with LED headlights and taillights. The only difference between the variants is the daytime running lights, while the rest of the variants gets LED DRLs, the lowest spec 2WD MID uses bulb DRL.


    The Mazda CX-8 Malaysia rolls on 19-inch wheels.

  • Interior

    2019 Mazda CX-8 front seats


    Like the exterior, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia has a sophisticated interior with tasteful wood trimmings and classic upholstery colours. As expected with Mazda, the Mazda CX-8's dashboard is well put together with no signs of rattling.

    Instrument Cluster 

    Instead of the sportier LED screen in its Mazda sibling, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia has a very classic back-lit cluster to match the classic interior ambience.

    2019 Mazda CX-8 boot

    Space and Practicality 

    Though the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia is a large car, the need to distribute space between 3 rows of seats has greatly diminished legroom for the third row. But cubby spaces are well distributed, especially the 2.5-litre 2WD High and 2.2-litre AWD Diesel variant, as the second-row seats are separated by a large centre console that matches the one between the driver and passenger seat.


    Although legroom is not great for the third-row passengers, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia still boasts a rather large boot space that would fit most items though not a 28-inch luggage bag.

  • Features

    2019 Mazda CX-8 touchscreen

    Safety Features 

    The Mazda CX-8 Malaysia is one of the most well-equipped Mazdas in terms of safety systems. The car comes complete with 6 airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Emergency Brake Assist, along with active safety systems like Blind-spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist System.

    Comfort Features 

    Depending on which variant, the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia either offers 7 seats or 6 seats. The base 2WD Mid has a bench-type second row that allows for more passengers, while the Mid Plus gets captain seats that allow easier ingress and egress for the third-row seats. The top-spec 2.5-litre 2WD High and 2.2-litre AWD diesel's second-row seats are separated by a centre console allowing for more comfortable seating and storage space. The Mid and Mid Plus variants get fabric trim seats while the High and AWD diesel is wrapped in smooth leather upholstery while all variants get the comforts that GVC has to offer.


    All variants get a 7-inch touchscreen that houses MZD connect with Voice Command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto function.

  • Powertrain

    2019 Mazda CX-8 engine


    There are 2 engines on offer for the Mazda CX-8 Malayasia ; a Skyactiv-G 2.5-l petrol engine that dispenses 195 PS and 258 Nm and a Skyactive-D 2.2-litre diesel engine that outputs 191 PS and 450 Nm.

    2019 Mazda CX-8 Malaysia Engine
    2.5-litre DOHC petrol 195 PS @ 6,000 rpm 258 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
    2.2-litre DOHC turbodiesel 191 PS @ 4,500 rpm 450 Nm @ 2,000 rpm


    Both engines are mated to a Skyactiv Drive 6-speed conventional automatic gearbox.

    2019 Mazda CX-8 gearshift


    The Mazda CX-8's steering rack is assisted by Electronic Power Assist steering. Mazda has also installed organ type accelerator pedal for an added touch of sportiness.


    The petrol engine variants are driven by their front wheels only while the diesel engine variant is the only Mazda CX-8 with all-wheel-drive capabilities.

  • Driving Performance

    2019 Mazda CX-8 driving shot

    Engine Performance 

    With the turbodiesel and 450 Nm on tap, the Mazda CX-8 is a sprightly car to drive. A tap on the throttle will have the car shoving forward with a passion. Both engines of the Mazda CX-8 Malaysia are tuned to give the smoothest acceleration but still can offer the now popular Mazda driving experience.

    Transmission Performance 

    The 6-speed automatic transmission is one perfected through years of use in many other Mazdas that came before the Mazda CX-8. So it is no surprise at all that the Mazda CX-8's gearbox has a seamless gear experience.

    Steering and Handling 

    The Mazda CX-8 still has a responsive and sharp steering feel. Despite the length of the car, the Mazda CX-8 is still a corner-happy SUV much like its smaller CX-5 sibling.

  • Ride Comfort

    2019 Mazda CX-8 rear seats

    Sounds Proofing 

    The Mazda CX-8 has very thick linings and insulation allowing for a very silent interior.

    Passenger Comfort 

    With the help of Mazda's innovative GVC system eliminates most body roll giving passengers a much more comfortable ride. The suspensions are also supple so it still allows the car to corner like a sport-car.

  • Fuel Consumption

    2019 Mazda CX-8 fuel consumption

    Mazda claims the Mazda CX-8 easily returns 7.9-litre / 100 km based on the UN R101 fuel test method.

  • Conclusion

    2019 Mazda CX-8 rear quarter shot

    The Mazda CX-8 sits in a class of its own. It doesn't fit the size of fellow 7-seater SUVs but is also much more premium compared to those closer in size. The Mazda CX-8 is also very well equipped as it came with safety equipment that will give a premium SUV a run for its money. 

  • How much is Mazda CX-8 in the Philippines?

    The Mazda CX-8 price in the Philippines starts at ₱2,290,000. The lowest price is the 2021 Mazda CX-8 2.5L FWD Signature, ranging all the way up to the 2021 Mazda CX-8 2.5L AWD Exclusive priced at ₱2,450,000.

  • Is the Mazda CX-8 a good car?

    The Mazda CX-8 is a popular car to buy as it offers powerful and efficient engine options as well as premium, spacious interiors. Even used Mazda CX-8 cars offer the premium driving experience.

  • Is Mazda CX-8 manual or automatic?

    We're learning that the 2021 Mazda CX-8 is available with continuously variable AT transmission

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