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If you want a 5-passenger SUV that offers great looks, playful driving manners, impressive technology and good value, the 2014 Mazda CX-5 deserves a test-drive. That it boasts class-leading fuel econo
Base versions of the CX-5 with the smaller engine still sacrifice power in return for increased fuel economy. And while the CX-5 has one of the best manual transmissions we've tested in an SUV, it
2014 Mazda CX-5 Sport models with the 2.0-liter engine have just adequate power and acceleration – not quite the Zoom-Zoom that Mazda prides itself on. Better is the 2.5-liter Skyactiv 4-cylinder engine standard in Touring and Grand Touring models. Its higher horsepower and torque are just what the CX-5 needed. This more potent CX-5 still won't outgun a Kia Sportage turbo or Subaru Forester turbo, but it easily stays in step with rivals like the Honda CR-V and offers good off-the-line acceleration. Drivers willing to shift for themsel
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By blueNote (NY) on Sunday, June 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Comfy interior, reliable in snow, sweet Bose"
Cons: "Price, fuel efficiency, SA auto shift annoying"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"2013 Grand Touring as winter car in Snowbelt. Extremely sure-footed in snow, never slips/spins out. Interior is sooo comfortable. Bose is delightful. Nice for headroom; I am tall and could still wear a hat. Very comfortable back seats, and roomy. Side mirror danger alert/warning is good, but also goes off routinely on sections of road railing. Negatives: 1) Pricier than many. 2) fuel efficiency disappointing - mostly throughway - only 25.6 mph overall. 3) When engine turns off, you cannot roll up windows etc. 4) cabin slow to warm up in the winter--10 minutes? 5) Skyactive 'hunting' for gear can be distracting."
By Willie (MN) on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good price, fun to drive, MPG, styling, Bluetooth"
Cons: "No cup holders in rear seats, very little HP"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We test drove the Tiguan,Jetta sportwagon, the CRV, and the Escape before the CX5. The CX5 won us over because of value, gas milage, look, and handeling. What the CX-5 lacks in pick up (compared to the Escape the CX-5 is down right slow)it makes up in handeling and comfort. My wife and I love road trips and getting 32+ MPG and the smooth ride have greatly improved our traveling. If you are looking for a good, cheap, reliable, no frills crossover that is still fun to drive, give the CX-5 a shot."
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