Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

About Mazda CX-5

The 2017 CX-5 is Mazda's compact-crossover SUV, a 2-row/5-passenger vehicle that slots between the subcompact CX-3 and the 3-row CX-9. The CX-5 is all-new for 2017, and it enters its second generation with sharper looks inside and out, enhanced technology and safety features, a strong value proposition and even a forthcoming diesel model. Like the recently revamped CX-9 flagship, the CX-5 boasts premium flair thanks to sleek design and available amenities like leather seating, power tailgate and Bose audio. Of course, rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape offer similar features. What sets the Mazda apart is its athleticism. While it has matured, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 remains the liveliest, most fun-to-drive crossover SUV in its class.

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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.

  • Expert Rating: 9.5
  • Consumers Rating: 9.9
  • MPG 24|31
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.

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."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I am simply amazed

By on Thursday, June 1, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling, steering, ride, power, gas mileage"

Cons: "Nothing yet"

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

"I just purchased a 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD with all the bells and whistles and I must say - wow - color me very impressed. I have only put about 150 miles on it so far, but in this short time it has been nothing short of stunning. This vehicle hits way above its weight class, it feels more like an 80k SUV rather than a 40k SUV. In typical Mazda fashion (and like the previous generation CX-5), the driving dynamics are simply spectacular for a crossover. It handles like it weighs a thousand lbs less than it does, the electric-steering actually has some tactile feedback that most other numb electric steering vehicles simply lack, and bonus - the ride is substantially improved over the last generation CX-5. No more jolting shots through the spine when hitting a bump or a pot hole. But that handling - wow. Slicing through the Colorado canyons is a blast, it feels like a sports car. But this is nothing new for Mazda. Then there is all the little things - refinement details that only a small company like a Mazda can do that the large companies seem to miss for the same price category; great soft interior materials all around, excellent french stitching, perfectly centered steering wheel, well placed knobs and buttons, multiple USB ports both front and back, heated seats, heated mirrors, heated steering wheel, and everything inside just feels like it was designed to revolve around the driver. The amount of sound deadening they used vs the previous gen has really paid off as well, as the road noise is basically nill and the engine noise is lessened. The 2.5L Skyactiv naturally-aspirated inline 4 in this refresh has a beautiful throaty sound for a 4-banger, and it pulls very linearly on both ends. Throttle response from a dead stop is a bit laggy requiring more throttle than I prefer, but I am hoping a custom tune helps with that. Other than that, this engine has plenty of pickup, so I am not really quite sure why it gets panned so much for not having enough power - it has plenty to move this machine around. Oh and the transmission has been excellent so far - very firm quick shifts without a hint of harshness. Where it really stands out over the previous gen though is in the technology. Beautiful 7 widescreen display on the dash operated by a dial on the center console (simply the easiest way to use such a system), backup camera and GPS navigation that shows on display, stop & go radar that really works, automatic high/low beam LED adaptive headlights that bend with the turn, and an active heads-up display that projects the vehicle speed onto the windshield. It will even display upcoming road signs on the windshield, as well as upcoming turns and distance until target for the navigation. It has lane-assist and blind spot technology too, but I find most of that to be more annoying than helpful. Thankfully nearly everything can be enabled or disabled in the settings, along with various sensitivity settings. Overall after spending many years previously driving boring and bland crossovers, this SUV just makes driving FUN again. Do yourself a favor - even if have a recent previous gen CX-5 - and run over to your local Mazda dealer for a test drive. You wont regret it."

89 people out of 93 found this review helpful

Mazda does it well

By on Monday, June 26, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "well equipped, a drivers CUV, and great quality"

Cons: "havent found any yet"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is our 4th CX5 and each one has improved on the last. The 2017 is an awesome vehicle in every way, styling, quality, features and accessories and the extraordinary joy of driving it. We have the Grand Touring with Premium Package which makes it a car without equal in price. Weve had many Mazdas in the last 10 years, this one like the others does not disappoint."

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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