2013 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review: Nice handling, little else

2013 Mazda CX-5 - Consumer Review

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Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Nice handling, little else
By djd123 on


2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


I was looking for something with a little more cargo capacity than my old rsx last year, and was really taken by how well the cx-5 handled during the test drive.
I did not think the low-powered engine would be much of a problem.
I was wrong.
Going up hills with a single passenger and two dogs in the back, the car made a lot of noise with very little movement.
It also felt cheaply put together.
After about a month of ownership, the driver's seat squeaked like an old mattress.
The stock radio and speakers are utter trash.
Lots of little rattles and vibrations that I didn't notice during the test drive.

Best Features

Like many others have stated, this car handles really well for what it is. It can be a lot of fun to drive as long as you stay on flat land. Cargo capacity and fuel economy are also good. I think it looks ok, though I don't think it will age well.

Worst Features

More power. They have added this for 2014, but it's a shame that they're keeping the same engine for the sport/manual model. Better quality control. No excuse for squeaky seats so soon after purchase. An improved sound system would also be nice. Mazda must have paid next to nothing for something that sounds so terrible.
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By bluzone2
on 10/21/16 12:58 PM (PDT)

Does not age well at all!

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