2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV
2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which CX-5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
The Mazda CX-5, introduced for the 2013 model year, gave the world of small crossover SUVs a new dynamic benchmark. Not because it was the fastest of its kind, but because its routine handling and steering exhibited nuance. It was simply a crisper and more satisfying crossover to drive than rivals such as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. And it didn't come at the expense of utility because the first-generation CX-5 had competitive amounts of room and cargo space. For the redesigned 2017 CX-5, Mazda has kept all of this intact while also giving this small crossover a more refined and upscale feel.
This year's CX-5 is more comfortable and quiet to drive on the highway. Mazda has also upgraded the cabin materials, and the result is downright beautiful. Additional convenience features have been added, especially for the range-topping Grand Touring trim, which has proven especially popular among CX-5 trim levels. Notably, forward collision warning with automatic low-speed emergency braking is now standard on all CX-5s. Before, it was optional.
Overall, we're impressed with the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It's a more grown-up compact crossover than its predecessor, yet it doesn't cede any ground in its hallmark driver-centric nature. If you're looking for a small, affordable crossover that feels as if it should cost considerably more, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a good first stop.
Trim levels & features
Mazda offers the 2017 CX-5 crossover in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Select and Grand Touring. All have front-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive as an option. The sole engine choice is a non-turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder (187 hp, 185 lb-ft of torque), which is mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment for every CX-5 includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Mazda's Connect infotainment system, a backup camera and a 40/20/40-split folding backseat that reclines.
Sport models are the base variant. In addition to the above, the Sport comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and two USB ports. It's not quite bare-bones, but if you want anything beyond this, you have to step up to the next trim level.
Touring models add a pretty big dose of comfort items that most buyers will find appealing. Included are full keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats with lumbar adjustment and simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver seat, two additional speakers and two more USB ports. It also receives additional driver assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Two option packages are also available.
The Grand Select variant goes even further in the luxury direction, adding 19-inch wheels, automatic turn-swiveling headlights, a moonroof, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, auto-dimming mirrors, a premium Bose audio system, a navigation system and satellite radio. The Grand Touring includes all of the above, along with additional standard safety features that include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keeping assist and automatic high beams. An option package for the Grand Touring adds a heated steering wheel, heated outboard rear seats, a head-up display and a power front passenger seat.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use4.5
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation3.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
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.
2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV for Sale
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.
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What do people think of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 CX-5 SUV 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 CX-5 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 CX-5 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV here.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV?
2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,065. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,760 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is5.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Mazda CX-5?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.