2014 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review: Excellent Car

2014 Mazda CX-5 - Consumer Review

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Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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31 of 32 people found this review helpful
Excellent Car
By kannon8833 on

Vehicle

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Have own our 2014 AWD GT for 3000 miles.
Very happy with the car.
Wanted to write a review cause it was the many reviews on Edmunds that eventually helped me select
the CX-5 over the Forester.
CX-5 (in my opinion) just handles better.
Tracks real well, very stable.
Soaks up more bumps and noise better than the Forester.
Brakes well, handled very well in snow and rain.

Forester - can't beat the wonderful and huge sunroof, visibility MUCH better - CX-5 needs more attention.
Better heated seats on the Forester.
Bottom line - Mazda offered better trade, finance, car better handling.
Couldn't pass up - just more bang for the buck.

Update 40k miles. Replaced stock tires in mid 30's k miles, otherwise no major maintenance besides oil change/filter/... Still very much enjoy the car. Like the auto braking on the new CX-5. The 2014 CX-5 monitors for collisions and moves brake pads closer if sees potential accident - should be more autonomous. gas mileage overall excellent but does suffer in the winter (around 24 mpg avg vs 28 mpg during summer). One note - AC cooling power is below other cars I have driven. Only front seat vents. AC takes lot longer to cool car; doesn't feel as cool inside as other family cars.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Entertainment
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics

Worst Features

  • Climate control

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