2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test


2014 Mazda CX-5: 25,000 Miles in the Central Valley

February 24, 2014

2014 Mazda CX-5

It looked like our all-wheel-drive 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring might come and go without me ever getting to take a road trip in it. Then, an opportunity to drive to Healdsburg in northern Sonoma County, California, presented itself and I knew exactly which vehicle I wanted.

In short, it was a great trip, and I'll be sharing thoughts from the road over the next few days. On the return leg, our CX-5 hit 25,000 miles in a thirsty citrus orchard near Firebaugh, California.

2014 Mazda CX-5

It's not often we're able to rack up this many miles in 12 months, and as I've mentioned in a previous update, our Mazda crossover is showing few signs of wear. Mind you, the CX-5 doesn't have the highest-quality interior in this class. The plastic, vinyl and leather surfaces are average in my book. However, in spite of my criticism, it's all holding up well.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 25,000 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Mazda CX-5 in VA is:

$159 per month*
* Explanation
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