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2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) review

I absolutely love my new car. It's easy to get into, and I don't have to bend my neck down. It took some time to discover all the bells and whistles, but I managed to with a thorough reading of the manual. I went in to buy a top-of-the-range Mazda 3, but when I saw the CX-5 I changed my mind. Thank god I did...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring (4x4) review

The Mazda CX-5 is a great small family car, with enough zoom-zoom to get around those three cars and caravan tailgating each other doing 80 in the 100 zone. The only gripe I have is that with a rear-facing car seat, the front passenger loses a considerable amount of leg room. In the boot, the pram just fits in with some Tetris skills...

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

“No wagons,” she said. Having grown up with Magna and Verada wagons as family cars, I knew how useful wagons were for trips to the local Bunnings, IKEA or the airport. The Mrs was adamant. Our previous car was a 2005 LC Hyundai Accent sedan, which the Mrs found relatively low and too narrow for a baby capsule and two adults to sit comfortably in the back...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

At the outset, I should confess that I am not the demographic buyer of a Mazda CX-5. At the time of purchase (about 12 months ago), I was a 28-year-old, (partnered) male. As I understand it, your average CX-5 buyer, at least as stereotypes go, is a mum who spends much time ferrying kids between sports matches and shopping...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

I've bought the new Mazda CX-5 Maxx in Soul Red Crystal purely for the elegant look that it is displaying. Secondly, knowing that Mazda's engine is reliable and fuel-efficient was a major factor (coming from a 2014 Mazda 3). The interior and the infotainment system are almost close to luxurious in look and feel, until you hear a few dash rattle noises, especially from the passenger side where you have most of the hard plastic bits and pieces...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) review

First of all, I was looking for a family car with a bit more space and higher driving position than a normal station wagon. An SUV, as it seems to appeal to more and more buyers, was the best choice for me and the wife. A few models were under consideration at the time of purchase: Mitsubishi Outlander, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage...

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...