2018 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test - Cargo Space

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2018 Mazda CX-5: Monthly Update for August 2018

by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

2018 Mazda CX-5

Where Did We Drive It?
It was a low-key month for our 2018 Mazda CX-5. It spent most of its time with editor Brent Romans and was only driven about 890 miles. Brent was impressed by the CX-5's manual shift mode, climate control system, and blind-spot monitoring system indicators on the head-up display.

In late August, one of our commenters had posed the following questions: "Can you please tell us how the Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint is holding up? I hear horror stories of significant chipping, especially (but not limited to) the hood and the front bumper. I'd like another data point. And is acceleration really all that horrid?"

I did a brief walkaround and found no evidence of paint chipping. It seems to be holding up so far at just under 7,000 miles of driving. We'll keep an eye on it in the future.

As for the CX-5's performance, it definitely feels slow, but its acceleration time seems to be on par with the Toyota RAV4's, so it isn't that "horrid."

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2018 Mazda CX-5: Monthly Update for April 2018

by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Manager

2018 Mazda CX-5

Where Did We Drive It?
As we do with any other vehicle that joins the Edmunds long-term fleet, we covered the recommended break-in miles in our still fresh-smelling 2018 Mazda CX-5 and immediately went to the test track to lay down some baseline performance numbers and see how it stacks up to other compact SUVs.

We were more than a little surprised at the results.

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2018 Mazda CX-5: Introduction

by Dan Frio, Staff Writer

2018 Mazda CX-5

Edmunds is doing a yearlong test of a 2018 Mazda CX-5. How will this new second-generation model stack up against the rest of the field?

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