2018 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test - Performance

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2018 Mazda CX-5: Monthly Update for June 2018

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2018 Mazda CX-5

Where Did We Drive It?
I drove our 2018 Mazda CX-5 about 1,400 miles in June. I came away from that time believing our CX-5 is a likable crossover SUV. It's got a classy interior, a suitable amount of interior and cargo room, and an appealing set of premium features. Interestingly, though, I was left a little underwhelmed by two things I thought the CX-5 would be great at: fuel economy and the way it drives.

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2018 Mazda CX-5: Monthly Update for May 2018

by Carlos Lago, Senior Writer

2018 Mazda CX-5

Where Did We Drive It?
Now that the honeymoon period is over, our 2018 Mazda CX-5 has settled nicely into the long-term fleet. In its second full month in service, the CX-5 amassed the most miles along with record range and fuel economy figures. It's still shy of EPA ratings, but it's inching closer to them.

We still like driving our CX-5 and keep finding new traits that make it feel more premium than your typical compact luxury SUV. But a bit of the luster has worn off, and editors are finding small annoyances with the engine response and some of the interior brightwork.

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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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