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20 of 22 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)


Review

Review of our car after 2-1/2 years 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. A little lower than I would like for a small vehicle, but comparable to others.
The performance though, remains mediocre at best - Mazda really needs to work on this...

Lack of interior lighting in the rear remains a real miss.

Bose Audio system is very nice! Some indicate it's not a "true" Bose, but it is quite acceptable.

Had a periodic issue with the tire pressure sensor telling us air is low when it's w/in 1 lb of standard.
Apparently it's very sensitive - too much so! This issue is no longer occurring - a software update may have cured it.

A few entertainment system gremlins have popped up requiring some shop visits to fix Bluetooth and USB. Nothing huge, but a little new for this to happen in my opinion.

See likes/dislikes below for various features.

Over-all, still a good choice!


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Are you kidding me with this lock system?
4 of 11 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)


Review

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)


Review

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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55,000 update on 2014 CX-5
13 of 16 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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Have now owned this for almost 55,000 miles - mostly highway 80% - with remainder in stop-and-go in-city driving. Engine, transmission, continue to be excellent. Very good pick up for a 4 banger - however, mine is the 2.5L engine, so I wouldn't go with the 2.0L. average mileage around 26 mpg - with best around 30 mpg on highway, avg. 65 mph. Sound system (BOSE) continues to be excellent - however ipod connection regularly very low in connection/start-up; but Siruis/XM reception , AM/FM and Pandora/bluetooth connections excellent. I still am not used to the Tom-Tom navigation (having been used to garmin for years); a little slow and extra steps to change routes, but OK. Only regular maintenance so far, no major repairs, service with dealership has been excellent (Russel Mazda in Baltimore), replaced tires at 50k. I am hoping that this will last as long as my 2000 Mazda626 (which I still have and is going strong at 313k miles!). Definitely an improvement over my 2008 Nissan Rogue (which I didn't like because of having to replace the CVT at 110k, and timing belt breaking on me while driving on the highway at 135k). This car reinforces my brand loyalty to Mazda (owning them since 1990). Will give you another update at 100k


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Mixed Feelings
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By kenshin
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SUV Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Purchased : December 2013

Build quality may be an issue...

Week 2 : the passenger seat trim vibrating noise, probably due to contact when exiting vehicle.
Fixed by dealer.

Week 3 : front windows vibrating noise when opened slightly.
Not bothersome enough to take to dealer, but disappointing nonetheless.

Week 4 : right sun visor vibration noise, goes away if opened then reclosed.

Week 6 : upper right corner of center console screen intermittent rubbing noise.

Since the beginning, there's also been a ceiling vibration noise if only the rear windows are open.
Apparently, this kind of wind harmonics problem is common for many cars.
Again, more disappointment.


Best Features

* engine growl is music to the ears * outstanding handling encourages "spirited" driving * roomy, especially rear legroom and cargo capacity * best-looking exterior in its class by miles * great mileage (averaging 34.5 mpg, 75% highway) * 2.5L has more than enough power * blind-spot monitor and backup camera are lifesavers * versatile 40/20/40 folding rear seats * transmission takes getting used to, particularly the engine braking between 19 - 10 mph (makes coasting a drag), but I guess it helps fuel economy somehow * keyless entry remote has surprising range * excellent safety ratings (those built Nov 2013 or later)


Worst Features

- headrest bulges forward, not adjustable - auto-on headlights should be standard - some interior switches not lit - steering column doesn't telescope far enough - rear headrests block rear view - interior metallic parts reflects sun - limited exterior/interior color combinations - armrests uneven height - temperature knob sounds cheap when turned - noisy rear wiper motor - small cubicle (left of steering wheel) not deep/angled enough - no A-pillar grab handle - cargo light not on ceiling - center vents too low / range of adjustment too small - standard audio very unimpressive - tail pipe looks too small - door handle too far forward - no rear fan vents


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