2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
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!
Bose audio is very nice.
Good punchy base and crisp highs.
Cruise Control is very intuitive.
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.
The 2.5 liter is the most powerful 4 cylinder engine in any CUV in this class; there's no way to get anything stronger and maintain the gas mileage right now. If you need more, get a V6. Of course things slide around easily in the cargo area without a net; this can be said of any car in the world. Go buy a cargo net.
As far as the tire pressure sensor goes, have you reset the sensor? If a tire becomes low, once you refill to near the standard psi you must go in manually and reset the sensor. Refer to your operations manual to do so!
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