2014 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review: 55,000 update on 2014 CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5 - Consumer Review

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55,000 update on 2014 CX-5
By tamoshanter55 on


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


Have now owned this for almost 55,000 miles - mostly highway 80% - with remainder in stop-and-go in-city driving. Engine, transmission, continue to be excellent. Very good pick up for a 4 banger - however, mine is the 2.5L engine, so I wouldn't go with the 2.0L. average mileage around 26 mpg - with best around 30 mpg on highway, avg. 65 mph. Sound system (BOSE) continues to be excellent - however ipod connection regularly very low in connection/start-up; but Siruis/XM reception , AM/FM and Pandora/bluetooth connections excellent. I still am not used to the Tom-Tom navigation (having been used to garmin for years); a little slow and extra steps to change routes, but OK. Only regular maintenance so far, no major repairs, service with dealership has been excellent (Russel Mazda in Baltimore), replaced tires at 50k. I am hoping that this will last as long as my 2000 Mazda626 (which I still have and is going strong at 313k miles!). Definitely an improvement over my 2008 Nissan Rogue (which I didn't like because of having to replace the CVT at 110k, and timing belt breaking on me while driving on the highway at 135k). This car reinforces my brand loyalty to Mazda (owning them since 1990). Will give you another update at 100k

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

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By tamoshanter55
on 05/28/14 12:28 PM (UTC)

update on this vehicle after 3500 miles.... still running great...comfortable, none of the complaints (ie wind noise, etc.) that the other reviewer had. sound system great on long rides back and forth from VA to Baltimore... however, only complaint is it has a horn that sounds like an emasculated gecko.....come on, Mazda, you could have done better with the auto horn. i press on it and get looks like "...and what kind of wimp are you???..."

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By halasana
on 07/02/14 22:07 PM (UTC)

Thanks so much for your helpful review. What about what the other commenter said about A/C not being cold enough when temps gets really hot? Have you had this problem? By now, I'm sure the summer is heating up in Baltimore!

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