2014 Mazda CX-5: Vents Don't Close
December 10, 2013
I had such good things to say about the 2014 Mazda CX-5, and still do. But just as I was about to make out with the CX-5, I go and find this: vents that don't really, fully, completely shut. Such a buzzkill.
Even when set to window or lower vents, and even with the flaps closed, these upper vents never fully stop passing air. Sometimes you just want a cool cabin without sitting in an arctic draft. Cost-cutting? Just give me a simple thumbwheel to completely cut off the air channel.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor