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Mazda CX-5 Owner Car Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

After three years, it was time to upgrade to the second-generation CX-5 from our 2014 CX-5 Maxx Sport model. Before choosing the CX-5 again, and Mazda for the third time, we didn't have to go through the pain of picking the right option. But I did my study and six months' worth of research and a couple of test drives. The second-gen Mazda CX-5 was the only option for us...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

We bought our 2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx, as it was the only variant with a manual gearbox on offer new from the showroom. The car test-drove well and we were able to obtain it for under $30,000 with over $500 in extras on-road, which met our price point. It has an alternating capped-price service of $210 or $280ish. We have had the car since new and always serviced by Mazda...

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review

When buying the Mazda we were also looking at the Jeep Cherokee Limited, the Volkswagen Tiguan Highline, the Hyundai Tucson Highlander and the Kia Sportage Platinum. The three that really stood out to us were the Mazda, the Jeep and the Volkswagen. They seemed like the best quality and looked as if they were built a little better than the other rivals...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x2) Review

I knew a lot about the CX-5 from reading many reviews and articles about about them on CarAdvice.com and other websites. I test drove a few cars before picking this one and do not regret it. We decided on the Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport  4X2, which cost around $34,000. I like the CX-5’s exterior design.  It has a really stylish body compared to its competitors in the category...

2016 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) Review

Performance and economy of the diesel engine is very impressive and well worth the price premium over the petrol variant. The automatic transmission and drivetrain are silky smooth. Servicing cost to date has been reasonable. Reliability has been excellent with no faults, either major or minor, to report to date although the vehicle has travelled less than 40,000km...

2015 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x2) Review

This is the wife's daily driver and we have about 6500KM's on the clock so far. I have only driven it maybe 10 or so times but I feel like I can give a good review of this vehicle. Over the years I have owned quite a few cars, mainly european sedans but there is a good mix of everything in there so I feel like I can give a good review of this car as I have quite a bit to compare it to...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) Review

I purchased the Mazda in September 2014 after looking around at many different vehicles of all types and not just SUVs. In point of fact I was somewhat against buying an SUV as I have always enjoyed driving agile and responsive sedans and hatches with great steering and chassis balance and I did not feel that the gap could be overcome...

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT Safety (4x4) Review

CX-5 GT looks the part from the outset. LED DRL, Headlights and Tail lamps. 19" dark alloys wheels. Inside Black leather and trim with classy chrome highlights, make you feel a little better shelling out $50K on a car. Start the 2.2lt diesel engine and you would be mistaken for thinking you were in the petrol engine CX-5...

2015 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) Review

Firstly when buying the CX5 you should take it for at least a half hour test drive and make sure you take it up some decent hills. That is when you will find out the LACK of power! I bought the 2.5 AWD and was told to keep away from the 2 Litre Model so I did but found a lack of power in the 2...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) Review

We bought this car whilst looking for a do-it-all, all-rounder; a comfortable tourer with solid dynamics, with good standard kit (standard keyless start, touchscreen and reverse camera were rare for the class in 2013), whilst already being a Mazda fan, for their style, heritage and focus on the driver experience (I used to own a Mazda3)...

2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

Faking it. At some point in our lives we've all done it in some way. And depending on the gender of the reader, some probably have more than others – cheeky. Whatever you want to call them; compact SUVs, crossovers or faux-wheel drives, they are the automotive equivalent of Bjorn Again. It's a segment presenting as a would-be off-roader while retaining the practical capabilities of a family hatchback...