2014 Mazda CX-5: 20,000-Mile Milestone
November 12, 2013
That was quick. We're already at 20,000 miles and we've still got about three months left to enjoy the 2014 Mazda CX-5. One of us wrote it before and it bears repeating: The staff votes with the car board. And given our fondness for crossovers, you'd think we're all constantly shuttling two kids and a dog to soccer twice a week.
But it's not true. The CX-5, like the CR-V before it and the Santa Fe concurrently, play many useful roles in our lives. For some of us, it's kids. For others, it's dogs, bikes, drums, moving, mulch, tires and combinations thereof. It's not all about cargo, either. It's fun to twist the CX-5's wheel and it's also a pretty nice place to sit. By comparison, our old Impreza hatchback, also pretty useful but 12 cubic feet smaller than the CX-5, struggled to get miles.
The CX-5 has a few detractors around here. Slow, noisy and thin-skinned are some of the complaints. Hasn't kept the CX-5 from going home with someone most nights. At this rate, we'll rack up 25,000 miles before it leaves.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 20,000 miles