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


2014 Mazda CX-5: Does the Stationary Bike Fit?

June 12, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

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.

2014 Mazda CX-5

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

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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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