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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV - Consumer Reviews

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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By carbegone
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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I now have 35,900 miles; what will fail next? Rear rotors and brakes had to be replaced at 16,000 miles (at my cost - after 1 year). Tires shot at 20,000. Moon roof stuck. Speakers 'Bose' are apparently knockoffs. The 'leather' is like saran-wrap thin and you can't clean the dirt out of the perforations. Driver side carpet shot early. Paint showering off the front end at 6,000 miles. Mazda wouldn't stand behind it. Paid to have it repainted this summer. Off road then back on road after THREE WEEKS already showing pock marks in the front bumper paint. Chips galore. It's never been on a country or dirt road much less offroad. Cabin is noisy. Headrests very uncomfortably oriented. Last winter I couldn't keep the TPMS from coming on and freaking me out as I drive >100 miles a day. No light in rear cabin, can't see. I'll never buy another Mazda, ever. MPG suck, I drive throughway and interstate; single passenger; lifetime average 25.3 mpg.


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Come on, Mazda!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Christina
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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased this car used with 46,000 miles on it ONE month ago. Yesterday the clutch pedal had no pressure and the gear box wouldn't let me select a gear (it's a manual). After having towed my two year old car to the dealership, we found out a cylinder was shot. Ok, not a huge deal...it's covered under warranty, right?

WRONG! Mazda, how can a faulty cylinder not be covered by the power train warranty??? I mean, come on! We called Mazda customer service just to make sure the dealer wasn't being dishonest. We could barely believe it...there in the fine print was a huge bill for a two year old car. Makes me wonder what's yet to come.

If you're going to make a car with this kind of dangerous vulnerability, at least back it with your warranty.


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I Really Wanted to Like the CX-5
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By redskins5926
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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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The CX-5 is certainly the best-handling crossover on the market, with dynamics similar to the BMW X1/X3.
The ride was stiff, which was good on smooth roads but uncomfortable on rough roads.
Space was plenty for passenger comfort as well as cargo.

But the big disappointment with the 2013 CX-5 was the engine and transmission.
The engine is definitely underpowered for the car, I literally had to floor the gas pedal every time I merged onto the highway.
The transmission was even more terrible as it lagged significantly whenever I floored the pedal to get more power.
Fuel economy was good, though not significantly worth it with the underpowered engine.


Best Features

Layout of controls, smartkey system, HID headlights


Worst Features

Engine (though this seems to have been remediated for 2014 with the more powerful 2.5 engine option). Transmission lag. The LCD display for the audio and nav is too small.


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One Year Later
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By mary668
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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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One year later, no major problems.
Runs well, still comfortable, decent sound system (I don't expect a studio experience), no new noises, rear door still occasionally resists latching once, closes the second time.
My primary concern is getting on the interstate via a short ramp and 70mph plus speeds whizzing by, this car can be dangerous trying to get up to speed fast.
It hesitates too long or is unpredictable in it's response. Hope future CX-5 engineers fix this danger.


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CX-5 PROBLEMS
19 of 38 people found this review helpful
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By ubaldovarela
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2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I had this car for 3 month 10,000 miles
So far many problems showing up
Excessive gas consumption is not as dealers told me from 11.0l/km to 11.0km/h in the city without AC an only driver
In emergency situation you can go over 160km/h only down hill you can get 180km/h although limit in the car is 190km/h
The battery will discharge after couple hrs. when you're in music and you will need AAA to restart your car
A lot of noises inside of the car seems like old car and the noise of the engine is like a oil issue
The blind spot monitor is not good to trust because sometimes can not detect a big truck in one side of you or sometimes stay active all time without cars in the sides & more.


Best Features

Look like the BMW


Worst Features

Improve the Traction control in the FWD because is not good for the snow and goes really bad The suspension is really hard Is not really saving gas Fix all the noise coming from the inside panels Reduce the noise coming from the engine to the inside Bigger side mirror to have better view Best quality for the Blind spot monitor And fix all the problems that I had with this new model just described


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