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Brake Problems/MPG decline
12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By gryphon84
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I loved this car but after 18 months the brake pads went bad. According to the dealer there was no reason and since the warranty on those expires at 12,000 miles or 12 months we were stuck with having to pay for all new rear brake pads and rotors. There is no reason they should have failed and Mazda Customer Service said "Too bad not under warranty". The MPG has also steadily declined after 6 months even with regular maintenance. I am disappointed since we bought it for it's supposed fuel efficiency and safety. After this experience I do not expect this to be a reliable long lived car and will not buy a Mazda in the future.


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6 month review
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By photoguy22
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Review of our car after 6 months of ownership. Our 2014 CX5 GS AWD continues to be a good vehicle and everything continues to be pretty much as expected. The gas mileage continues to be low 20's around town and high 20's on the highway. The engine performance is still mediocre at best - Mazda really needs to work on this... Lack of interior lighting in the rear is a real miss. Bose Audio system is very nice! Have had an ongoing issue with the tire pressure sensor telling us air is low when it's w/in 1 lb of standard. Apparently it is very sensitive - too much so! See likes/dislikes below for various features. Over-all, still a good choice!


Best Features

Bose audio is very nice. Good punchy base and crisp highs. Cruise Control is very intuitive.


Worst Features

Needs more power/torque. Acceleration at all speeds is weak. Roof rack bars should be standard. Needs better interior lighting - esp in rear. All door buttons need to be lit. All air vents need to be able to close - not just the side dash ones. "Auto" setting on a/c really isn't auto to the average person. It just cranks up the air flow and maxes the cold for a time. Inability to turn off the center vents results in front passengers icing up! Reducing the fan speed turns off the auto setting. Provide hooks in cargo area to hold bags, etc. Items slide around far too easily without some sort of add-on trays/netting/etc.


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Are you kidding me with this lock system?
3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By lkasko
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Had my CX-5 for 5 days. Love the drive, love the styling, love the gas mileage. Hate, hate, hate the locking system. Are you kidding me with this maybe the lift gate will lock and maybe it won't. How would you know. You have to walk away and when you come back with your key it is always open. What the heck is the purpose of the black button anyway. Are we supposed to depend that this locking sensor is going to work indefinitely. How do we know when it stops working. Not light, no beep not indicator, no nothing. Worse design I have ever seen. I am 66. I have owned a lot of cars. I would not have purchased this one had I known. Will try to get a lock installed


Best Features

Engine


Worst Features

Fix stupid locking system. Give us some credit for being able to lock and unlock our own cars.


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Excellent Car
30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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By kannon8833
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Have own our 2014 AWD GT for 3000 miles. Very happy with the car. Wanted to write a review cause it was the many reviews on Edmunds that eventually helped me select the CX-5 over the Forester. CX-5 (in my opinion) just handles better. Tracks real well, very stable. Soaks up more bumps and noise better than the Forester. Brakes well, handled very well in snow and rain. Forester - can't beat the wonderful and huge sunroof, visibility MUCH better - CX-5 needs more attention. Better heated seats on the Forester. Bottom line - Mazda offered better trade, finance, car better handling. Couldn't pass up - just more bang for the buck.


Best Features

Handling, comfort, sound system. Safety - great crash tests (just make sure bought after Dec 2013). Excellent mpg - getting 32 on highway in the warmer weather, upper 20s in city. MPG less in the winter. Keyless entry, blind spot monitoring.


Worst Features

Larger sunroof, better rear lighting, warmer heated seats. Visibility will not be like the Forester - just the styling.


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initial report on new 2014 CX-5
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By tamoshanter55
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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ok...i'll have to admit that i'm already a little biased with brand loyalty - have had a 1990 protege with 270k before selling it, and still have 2000 626 with 307k going strong. replaced my 2008 nissan rogue after it's engine blew out and came back to mazda. bought it last week. so far, 600 miles, very satisfied. seats a little snug for me (am 5'11" and 260), but stil comfortable. adjusting to tom-tom after having garmin for 5 years - slower than my garmin; BOSE sound is very good - i like the ipod connection and pandora. acceleration a bit sensitive - downshifts quickly, but 10x better than rogue's CVT. quiet and smooth. will give update later


Best Features

transmission/acceleration good. ride quiet and comfortable, love BOSE stereo with pandora, SiriusXM and ipod connection, blind-spot monitoring takes some getting used to, but nice to have. still learning all gadgets - got the touring, with tech and moonroof/BOSE packages


Worst Features

none so far...will give another report after 5000 miles


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