2014 Mazda CX-5: Does the Stationary Bike Fit?
June 12, 2013
This weekend I found an Airdyne Evolution Comp stationary bike on Craigslist for what I thought was a steal. There were only two problems: 1) It was something like 130 miles away and 2) I wasn't sure if it would fit in our Mazda CX-5. The Airdyne's arms don't remove easily and the CX-5 has less cargo space than our Honda CR-V.
Neither of these things turned out to be an actual problem. The CX-5 swallowed the bike (50"L x 22.5"W x48"H) without an issue. Sure, I had to pivot it in some interesting ways and it didn't work the first time, but eventually it fit. The only real problem was the high load floor. The Airdyne weighs 104 pounds and the CR-V's lower point of entry would have been handy.
As you can see in the photo, most of the Mazda's space was used.
Oh, and if the Mazda's ample space wasn't enough, I averaged 27.5 mpg on the 260-mile trip. Hard to beat that.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 9,408 miles