2014 Mazda CX-5 Consumer Review: 2+ years later...

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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2+ years later...
By photoguy22 on


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


Review of our car after 2-1/2 years of ownership.

Our 2014 CX5 GS AWD continues to be a good vehicle and everything continues to be pretty much as expected.
The gas mileage continues to be low 20's around town and high 20's on the highway. A little lower than I would like for a small vehicle, but comparable to others.
The performance though, remains mediocre at best - Mazda really needs to work on this...

Lack of interior lighting in the rear remains a real miss.

Bose Audio system is very nice! Some indicate it's not a "true" Bose, but it is quite acceptable.

Had a periodic issue with the tire pressure sensor telling us air is low when it's w/in 1 lb of standard.
Apparently it's very sensitive - too much so! This issue is no longer occurring - a software update may have cured it.

A few entertainment system gremlins have popped up requiring some shop visits to fix Bluetooth and USB. Nothing huge, but a little new for this to happen in my opinion.

See likes/dislikes below for various features.

Over-all, still a good choice!

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By mazda_guru
on 08/15/14 12:24 PM (PDT)

The 2.5 liter is the most powerful 4 cylinder engine in any CUV in this class; there's no way to get anything stronger and maintain the gas mileage right now. If you need more, get a V6. Of course things slide around easily in the cargo area without a net; this can be said of any car in the world. Go buy a cargo net.

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By photoguy22
on 03/12/15 08:48 AM (PDT)

@mazda guru - this is my review, not your place to criticize. My review is advising that things slide around a lot more than other vehicles I have owned. @ mrbeaverman - the dealership handles it all. Yes - the sensor gets reset and yes - it is extremely sensitive. Others have also noted this in their reviews...

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By mrbeaverman
on 10/07/14 08:19 AM (PDT)

As far as the tire pressure sensor goes, have you reset the sensor? If a tire becomes low, once you refill to near the standard psi you must go in manually and reset the sensor. Refer to your operations manual to do so!

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