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

2014 Mazda CX-5: No Paddle Shifters?

May 31, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

I think it's a sin that our long-term 2014 Mazda CX-5 is without paddles shifters on its steering wheel. It is a Mazda right? Zoom Zoom and all that.

What a joke. No Mazda, not even a compact crossover, should be without paddle shifters. Ever. If it's a real driver's car, as all Mazda's claim to be, it should be equipped with every available driver-centric control.

And if some bean counter feels differently he should do us all a favor and get the hell out of the car business.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 7,946

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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