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So far, beyond expectations!
By photoguy22 on
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Bought this very recently and thus far, we're very happy.
We'll update this review after a few months with new findings and experience...
Contrary to a few reports, there is little road noise, the Bose system works great, Nav is just fine and the seats are very comfortable.
This is NOT a European luxury vehicle - at the CX5 price point, just add another $25K if you're determined to have true luxury.
Otherwise, after seeing virtually every other C-SUV, this Mazda competes quite well with all of it's competitors and in general, it does it for less!
Well worth looking at !!!
We love the Blind Spot monitoring as my wife sometimes struggles with a bad neck.
The Nav system may not have 100% of the features of a stand-alone Garmin, but we'll take the 99% and not have to have another piece of equipment to deal with.
The Bose stereo is very clean, good bass, crisp highs and the nine speakers are well placed.
Gas mileage seems to be spot on the ratings which is generally a few points higher than the competition, even with the AWD that we opted for.
The seat warmers are nice and the lumbar support is more than adequate for my sometimes-sore back after lengthy drives...
Because this is not a luxury vehicle, there are a few minor things, but nothing serious.
The front seat needs to be slid forward to lay the back seats completely flat and then slide back about 2/3 max.
It really needs the full length available for my 6'2 frame.
ALL of the control buttons should be lit.
The rear cargo light needs to be brighter.
Rear seats could recline, but again... not a luxury vehicle.