Vehicle2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
ReviewThe car has a mix of good and bad features.
Not a bad car overall, but probably not the best SUV in this category on the road (at least for me).
It really depends upon what you value in a car.
If you value exterior styling, good gas mileage, and a decent engine you will be happy with this purchase.
If you value technology, ride quality, and comfort (interior components) you will likely be happier with the CRV or Escape.
Update: I have had several costly repairs in the last 3 years of ownership. The first repair was for chipping and peeling paint on the front of the vehicle. Paint is actually peeling off around the front borders in large patches and bubbling up elsewhere. I had to pay a dealer to fix this (not cheap!) and guess what, it's doing the same thing again. The second major repair was the need to replace rusted out rotors. Let me be clear, the break pads were fine and had over half the pad intact. Apparently this is a common finding on the CX5. Mine rusted severely on a garage kept vehicle with less than 3 yrs ownership and 40,000 miles. Expect to pay between $400-500 per axle. And rusted body parts and peeling paint are not covered by the manufacturers warranty or the extended warranty I purchased.
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on 07/10/14 10:44 AM (PDT)
It's pathetic how many people give thumbs down on an honest review, obviously because it doesn't justify their purchase... or they are fan-boys...Report it
on 05/20/14 15:57 PM (PDT)
I'm researching a replacement for my Honda Accord because of road noise, wouldn't you know. Thank you very much for your honest review.Report it
on 12/02/13 14:57 PM (PST)
Thanks for the honest review. I was seriously considering this vehicle. I drive a lot and my two main concerns are road noise and a good stereo. This seems to fail on both items. I shall move on. ThanksReport it
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