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

2014 Mazda CX-5: Quiet Ride

June 28, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

I was out running errands in our long-term Mazda CX-5, and I came to a rather long stop light. I took the opportunity to change music selections.

That's when I noticed, without any musical interference, the 2014 Mazda CX-5 is really quiet when idle. It's much quieter than our long-term Honda CR-V was, even though Honda made an effort to reduce noise in the CR-V's cabin.

So, when the light changed to green, I left the music off. I was travelling up a long, winding road and enjoying every minute of it. The Mazda CX-5's 184-horsepower engine isn't overly taxed, so there were no complaining or apologizing noises from the engine. It offers a smooth ride, takes curves without too much lean, it's steering is spot on, and it offers a quiet, peaceful time.

Who needs music?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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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