Pros: "Road handling, navigation/audio system, and more"
Cons: "Needs more leg room on the backseat."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought the 2016 CX-5 GT version with all options it can have (4 miles on it). After driving a little over hundred miles, I must say, this vehicle is great. Although it lacks power compare to my V-6 SUV, IMHO, it handles itself on the road really well, especially on cornering, passing, and stopping, it's pretty stable. Body configuration is nice. I learned from other websites that Mazda worked on decreasing wind noise, but I believed there's room for improvement in this area.
Tire rims very appealing, Navigation system's easy to operate with its 7" interactive screen, audio system's sounds great with the 9-speaker Bose system. Kids under 5 feet can sit comfortably on the back seats, but a little tight for a full grown adult."
"The Mazda CX5 is a great "Crossover" SUV. It handles like a sporty car, has great pick-up for a 4 Cylinder Engine, considering the size, and is just an all around fun car to drive. It is comfortable, roomy, and everything is right where you would want it to be.
It is well designed both inside and out. It is a sharp looking profile, well appointed interior, plenty of Head Room even with the seat raised all the way up. The CX5 is, by far, the best in it's class."
"I recently purchased my Mazda CX-5 and I love it!!! I knew I wanted to purchase a midsize SUV type of vehicle and after comparing other similar vehicles such as the Nissan Rogue, I knew the Mazda was the best choice for me. The car has excellent visibility and I don't ever feel concerned about missing seeing something in my blind spots. The car has good pickup or its size and drives smoothly. The trunk has loads of space and the back seats fold completely flat which provides even more room. The car is good on gas and all of the gas, speed, and temperature gauges are easily readable and look nice aesthetically. The radio is fantastic and the sound is very clear. Overall, the car is honestly fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. This would also be a great midsize vehicle for a family or in my case someone who just wanted a little more space than your average car provides. I am leasing this vehicle and in three years I plan on getting the same one again (or the newest model of the CX-5 available). I am so pleased with my purchase and this is by far the best vehicle I have come across."
Cons: "can pinch finger on gearshift if not careful"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Just leased our new CX-5 AWD for less than I offered to pay. The process was the easiest I have ever done. After careful comparison with other cars, the Mazda was the best. We are very happy and have no regrets."
"I researched small suv’s for about 18 months before I made a purchase. I wanted to wait until all the 2013 models were out before making my final decision. I had a laundry list of amenities and technology that the car I purchased had to have. I also had a budget and wanted to stay under $30,000 on the list price. One of my must have options was the blind spot warning system. Relatively few manufactures offer this on anything other than their luxury level cars.
I’ve been driving a CRV for the last nine years. Honda makes a good vehicle so a new CRV was on my list of potential new cars along with the 2013 Ford Escape, Rav4, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. I also looked at KIA and Hyundai but they didn’t have all the options I wanted either
I test drove all of them except the 2013 Rav4. The 2013 CRV didn’t offer the options I wanted and neither did the Subaru. The Escape had everything I wanted but listed for $33,000 and the RAV4 had a similar sticker price. The only car I found that offered all the options I wanted was the Mazda CX-5 and it listed for $27505.00
I have been very happy with my purchase. I’m averaging 29.2 MPG in town. I haven’t found anything about the car that I dislike. It’s a joy to drive, the seats are comfortable, it’s quiet, and the Boise sound system is terrific. I am confident that I made the right choice. The only hesitation I had in purchasing the Mazda was the 155 HP engine. I wanted a little more power than that, but the smaller engine hasn’t proven to be a problem. Most of my driving is in town so I don’t have a pressing need for a bigger engine and the better MPG is an intelligent trade off as far as I’m concerned. Now that I’ve purchased the car I’ve driven it on the interstate and it more than holds its own getting up to speed on the entrance ramp. So, the smaller engine hasn’t proven to be a problem."