Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

About Mazda CX-5

Among the vast field of compact-crossover SUVs roaming the freeways, there’s one that offers an exceptional combination of styling, economy and sports-car-like driving dynamics. It’s the 2018 Mazda CX-5, and if you’re shopping this segment it’s an SUV you’ll definitely want to test-drive. From its sleek styling to its handsome interior, the CX-5 feels far more premium than its $25,000 asking price might suggest. There’s a new diesel model coming this year, as well as an advanced gasoline engine with cylinder deactivation, a first for a 4-cylinder car in North America. And of course, there’s the CX-5 generous equipment roster that includes such amenities as a Bose audio system, a power tailgate and a full suite of driver-safety and collision-avoidance systems.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2018?
2018 Mazda CX-5

Changes for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 include the addition of cylinder deactivation for the 2.5-liter engine and more features added to each trim. The Sport gains blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection, while the Touring gets the full i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety assists (now optional on the Sport).

  • Expert Rating: 9.4
  • Consumers Rating: 9.5
  • MPG 24|31
2017 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV is all-new for 2017, which marks its second generation. The former base 2.0-liter gasoline engine and manual transmission are gone, with the 2.5-liter as standard. A diesel CX-5 is slated to arrive later in the model year.

2016 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mazda CX-5

All 2016 Mazda CX-5 trims except the base, manual-transmission model get the more powerful 2.5-liter 4-cylinder as standard. This compact SUV has also been updated with an electronic parking brake, larger 7-inch touch-screen display, new center-console controls and a revised grille. Automatic transmission models receive a Sport mode for snappier performance.

2015 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mazda CX-5

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is mostly carryover from last year. The only notable change is the addition of Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry as standard equipment on Touring and Grand Touring trims.

2014 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mazda CX-5

The biggest news for 2014 is the more powerful 2.5-liter engine in Touring and Grand Touring models of the Mazda CX-5. On the safety front, the CX-5 is available with Smart City Brake Support, which can automatically stop the car in lower-speed situations when a collision appears imminent.

2013 Mazda CX-5
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mazda CX-5

This de facto replacement for the Mazda Tribute – a vehicle that was largely based on the current-generation Ford Escape - the 2013 CX-5 is an all-new, all-Mazda effort that significantly raises the benchmark with respect to its appearance, driving dynamics and overall efficiency.

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Consumer Reviews

Loaded with Features AND Fun to Drive

By on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling, Styling, Bose, Quality & Quietness"

Cons: "No little storage places, Infotainment System"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my first Mazda in years, after dedicating many miles and dollars to Honda. The New CRV or CX-5 were in the finals, after test driving or renting nearly everything else in this segment. The CX-5 put a smile on my face, where the CRV felt like an appliance. One of its first maiden voyages was to Nova Scotia with my family. If I was not convinced before, I was after that trip. Handling, surprising style, quality and features are the Highs. Strange ergonomics in the Infotainment System are the lows, but the Bose sound is amazing. Good gas mileage and highway power where you want it in the 65 MPH and up range for rural stretches of highway. Get the radar assisted cruise control and you will never look back."

19 people out of 19 found this review helpful

High quality interior/ exterior. 40-20-40 split

By on Thursday, December 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 800

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent Value, Fun to ride! 10 out 0f 10"

Cons: "Over priced rust protection warranty."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I owned a 2010 GMC Acadia AWD SLT before this, nothing but problems.. replaced engine, replaced transmission, you name it, I had to get it fixed over and over again and engine light still came back on again and again. So.. staying clear of any of the big 3 US auto makers, which Ive only ever purchased in my history of driving (Im 56). I finally did the right thing and looked at the Japanese CUVs.. All were really good, but the Mazda CX-5 GT came out ahead. The 40-20-40 back seat is perfect for getting 4 people up to a ski hill with all the ski equipment.. cant do that in a 40-60 split. I was also able to get my road bike in with just one back seat down, none of this taking the wheels off the bike. The interior is quite different compared to the 2013-2016 first generation CX-5s, the quality is similar to CUVs 20K more.. I know, I looked at over 12 CUVs before finally deciding on the 2017 CX-5. This has beautifully crafted and comfortable leather seats, heated front and back seats, heated steering wheel. Real upholstery stitching on dashboard doors, not the fake stuff from previous years. The NAV screen display is up high with controls on the console much like the BMWs. For the exterior.. wow! Love the lines, a more meaner look than 1st generation. The new LED lighting is standard on the 2017s, this is a 1400 option on some of the other high end cars. Lights turn as well when turning. I got this in the Soul Red Crystal Metallic. What a beauty. As for the ride, 10 out of 10. It corners exceptionally well, pickup is also smooth, definitely not a bullet; my gas guzzling Acadia I had could easily take it on a straight away.. so what? This is much more fun to drive! So finally.. not allowed to bash dealerships, just a buyer beware tip.. If you are given the choice of over priced rust protection and on over priced tire warranty that they sneak in with what the low sounding extra monthly payments will be, it adds up!! Take the Technology Package that is available with the GT, I did not do this and regret it. The TP is a 1600 option that has many extra safety features as well as XM satellite that is not available with out it. Yes, lessons learned for my next Mazda purchase at another Mazda dealership. For this reason, I gave an 8 out of 10 for poor communication from not mentioned dealership."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Luxury Crossover without the pricetag

By on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price, Fun to Drive, Comfort"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I looked at several crossovers before making my decision. The CX5 provides all of the creature comforts and features of a luxury crossover without paying the premium for the badge. As far as features, the Grand Touring trim is loaded: a great heads up display, with blind spot monitoring, radar cruise control, collision avoidance to list a few. Leather seats are extremely comfortable, and there is plenty of room for rear seat passengers. Heated rear seats, driver and passenger seats are great in cold weather. Added ventilation for rear seat passengers and usb connections are great additions. I sacrificed a bit in terms of cargo space, but that is expected with a compact crossover. There is lots of space for drink storage with cup holders and bottle storage. This car is a pleasure to drive, extremely responsive and road noise is manageable."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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