2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5
Save up to $2,519
MSRP range
$24,045 - $30,695

Pros

  • Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
  • Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
  • Quieter on the highway than before

Cons

  • Not as powerful as some rivals
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

More zoom-zoom than your typical compact SUV
Jeff B, 6/2/2017
If money was no object, I'd be driving a Porsche Cayenne S. But since my current car budget did not have room for a $90K SUV (and the associated high maint costs), I feel I did the next best thing and got a Mazda CX-5 GT with prem pkg. No, it's not nearly as fast as a Cayenne, but for about a third the the price, this little SUV acts a lot like that Swabian icon of the road. This is my second CX5. I had a 2013 as well. The 2017 is a HUGE upgrade from the 2013 model. I got my new one in Soul Red Crystal, and it literally glows! Love it. The 2017 is MUCH quieter inside than the earlier model, and compared to even a new Honda CRV, or a Ford Escape, the Mazda is quieter and more composed on the road, and handles much better than those rivals. Although the stability control is a little too aggressive for my taste, you can still toss this thing around like a sports sedan and not worry about the suspension getting flabby & floppy on you. It just tracks beautifully and handles mid corner bumps with aplomb (just like the Cayenne). If your main goal is having a lot of interior room & cargo space, go for the CRV (which is MUCH roomier) but in every other aspect I can think of, the Mazda scores higher. The Honda is more like a nice mini-van, disguised as an SUV. Sure it's roomy and peppy, but it in no way rewards the enthusiast driver like the Mazda. The parchment leather interior is just gorgeous, and looks much nicer than (for example) the interior in a BMW X3 or X5. Mazda obsessed over every little detail in this car. I was a bit concerned that I might not like all the "active safety" features, but they are so well done and so well integrated into the operation of the vehicle, that it was easy to get used to, and now I miss them in my other cars. With about 1100 miles on the clock I am averaging 26.9mpg. I do not do much urban driving, but still I am very happy with that result. I expect this result will improve as the engine breaks in. (Over 4 years I averaged 28.4mpg in my 2013 CX5). In short, if you want a "driver's car" but need the room and practicality of an SUV get the CX5 -- unless of course you can spring for the Cayenne :)
Very impressed!
MC, 4/30/2017
I was debating between the 2017 Honda CRV and 2017 Mazda CX-5. I test drove both and the CX-5 was the clear winner. The CRV was nice and had great features, but just felt a bit boring. Also, it was very apparent when driving the CRV that it is much larger than my current Mazda 3 hatch. Out of curiosity I tried driving the Honda HRV. The exterior if the HRV is super cute, but it was missing many of the tech features I wanted and had a super whimpy engine. I then drove the CX-5. Despite being about the same size as the CRV, the CX-5 was much more car-like in its handling. With the sport mode on, it is very peppy and responsive. On paper, the CRV and CX-5 look very similar in terms of features, quality, and price. But getting behind the wheel made all the difference. While I don't think you could go wrong with either the CRV or CX-5, I'd recommend the CX-5 for anyone who prefers a more sporty, car-like ride.
Always bought used decided to buy this new
Greg, 8/23/2017
This car is a great value for the quality, technology and overall usability you get for the price. I have always purchased used vehicles in the as I am not one to take the significant depreciation hit of new cars lightly, but the combination of an excellent interior, all the tech features you can ask for combined with great gas mileage were enough to sway me to purchase new. One of my main concerns prior to purchasing the vehicle was that it would feel woefully under powered, fortunately this has not been the case. Coming from a driver who has only had 6 cylinder vehicles in the past and places a premium on good acceleration, I must admit the small displacement engine in the Mazda is more than adequate for everyday use. I have not been left wanting for more power at any point. That isn't to say more power wouldn't make this an even better car but nonetheless what Mazda gives you is plenty. I must admit the main selling point for me was the interior and technology. The fact that you get such good quality materials as well as safety features that are implemented in a way that I felt were superior to other brands I tested including luxury models is truly surprising. Do yourself a favor and try one out in the higher trim levels before going off and buying a significantly more expensive luxury sedan or SUV, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what Mazda has to offer.
Huge upgrade from the 2016 model---LOVE MY 2017
RL, 5/5/2017
This is the best car I ever bought. Period. I said similar things about the 2016 CX-5, but They have completely re-designed the 2017 model. The interior upgrades are SO luxurious, the drive is ultra quiet, and Mazda's can definitely HANDLE the road. You will read some complaints about lack of power, but I find my CX-5 to be pretty peppy. I have driven the CR-V and the Rav-4 and they don't hold a candle to the CX-5. You owe it to yourself to get into one of these machines and give it a go!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,695
MPG
23 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,215
MPG
23 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,915
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$29,395
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite CX-5 safety features:

Smart Brake Support
Sounds an alert and applies the brakes when it detects the risk of an imminent front crash.
Lane Keep Assist
Provides gentle steering guidances to prevent you from inadvertently drifting out of your lane.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver to vehicles approaching from the rear when, say, reversing from a parking stall.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Mazda CX-5

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a class-leading compact SUV that receives a host of revisions this year. Its options are offered solely in packages, which are available on the upper two trim levels only. The features in these packages are grouped logically, though inevitably some people will end up with items they don't care for in order to get the ones they do. However, this setup also simplifies the process of selecting the right CX-5.

The 2017 CX-5 is offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. The differences among them boil down to comfort and convenience features rather than hardware and drivetrain differences. All of them share the same four-cylinder engine and transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on all trim levels.

Sport trim level marks the entry point among CX-5s. While Sport models offer the basics, it's worth spending the extra money for the Touring trim level since it nets you a host of worthwhile comfort items. Notable features of Touring models include heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, an upgraded sound system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic climate control. Touring models also grant access to two reasonably priced option packages — the Preferred Equipment package and the Touring i-Activsense package.

The Touring will likely meet the needs of the many buyers, though if the past is any indication the top Grand Touring trim will be undoubtedly be popular. In addition to a Touring with both option packages, the Grand Touring adds 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, additional seat adjustments and adaptive headlights. From there you can add the priciest of all packages, the Grand Touring Premium Package, for additional comfort and convenience items in the cabin. At this fully equipped point, it's priced accordingly, but the tab manages not to be outrageous.

Among compact SUVs, the CX-5 stands out for its compelling combination of taut driving dynamics, an upscale cabin and competitive fuel economy. It manages this feat while remaining on par with the pricing in its class. As such, you can feel free to indulge on the specification of your CX-5 without the guilt that you're being a spendthrift. Edmunds' outstanding shopping tools are at your beck and call when you're ready to take the next step of finding the right 2017 Mazda CX-5 for you.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Overview

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Grand Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Grand Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2017 Mazda CX-5?

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

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