2014 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review: Great looking, but needs work

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Great looking, but needs work
By carzcville on


2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


I own a 2014 Touring. The new engine is a big improvement over the 2013 - smooth with good power. Fit and finish are excellent with comfortable cloth seats. Problems noted take a lot away from this car: the door ledge is at a right angle rather than rounded like most vehicles and is not well-padded making it extremely uncomfortable to rest left arm while driving. Similarly, the center console/armrest is too low and not well-padded, making resting your right arm/elbow difficult. The base stereo speakers are awful - much worse than stock speakers on other cars I've owned. The projector headlights bounce far more than other cars and are distracting. CX-5 is great looking but needs work.

Best Features

Looks great, seats are comfortable, good height for getting into and out of, blind spot monitors and rearview camera are excellent, good amount of trunk space with easy fold seats.

Worst Features

The door ledges need to be rounded with padding added. The center console/armrest needs to be higher (with more interior room added) and needs more padding. The base stereo speakers need to be vastly improved. The projector headlights need to operate so that they don't seem to bounce so much (even on smooth roads. The rear seat headrests should be able to tilt so seats can be put down other than only if front seats are moved all the way forward.
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