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


2014 Mazda CX-5: Excellent Split-Folding Rear Seats

July 25, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

In April I took a road trip with the family to Arizona. There are four of us and we absolutely filled the 2014 Mazda CX-5 with our stuff, including two bikes on the hitch-mounted rack. We have a one-year old who requires a Pack 'n Play collapsible crib. If you've never dealt with one before, those things are huge.

We needed a place to put it.

2014 Mazda CX-5

The CX-5's 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat arrangement saved the day. We lowered the center section and slid the crib through the hole where it secured nicely with a strap. This allowed us to keep the seats upright for child-seat installation. A traditional 60/40 split folding arrangement would have had the kid sleeping on the floor. And no one likes that.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 10,900 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$150 per month*
* Explanation
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