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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Mazda CX-5 4X4
22 reader reviews for Mazda CX-5 Crossover.
  • 2.0 FWD Skyactiv-G SE-L 5dr

    Pete Oldfield , . Date: 17/01/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After many test drives of similar vehicles this car simply stood out from the rest. Without boring readers re-iterating the good points about the CX5 contained within the other reviews there is one point I'd like to make about a negative point that has been claimed . The What Car review makes an issue of wind noise in the cabin. This in my opinion is total nonsense. The cabin noise is as good as any rival vehicle. I drive many different cars in the course of my business and can therefore justify my comment from continual comparison. Time and time again I drive a new hire car or company car and every time it leads me to the conclusion that buying a CX5 was probably one of the best motoring decisions I have made.

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav 5dr

    Luke Stevens , cornwall . Date: 31/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    I didn't plan on buying one of these but spotted it while my missus was buying a new car and loved the look of it. After doing my research and having a test drive I find I preferred it to a range of other cars (even my dream car the Audi A5!). The big winner for me is 1) the comfort of the drive and the seat position. I'm 6'4 and even with the seat in the highest position still have a fair amount of clearance above my head. 2) MPG - I'm now getting after 2,000 miles is around 46.5 on a normal journey (part town driving and part dual carriage/motorway). Found on a test journey I can get above 50mpg if I drive around 60mph but cannot deal with going this slow! 3) The boot space is ideal and can fit two sets of golf clubs very comfortably (without taking the seats down). 4) The fact that a lot of "extras" are included in the base model is a big plus - also havent had any issues with wind noise.

    Bad points - thankfully there aren't many. 1) Radio - no digital option - would have happily paid a bit more for a digital option. 2) SatNav - no fault just a pretty poor interface and the search option is useless unless you have a postcode. 3) Voice recognition - it really is something out of a comedy show - "dial home" - "you want to call Paul G" - eh? 4) Ipod / bluetooth music. Ipod function has stopped working since IOS 8.0 and the bluetooth is pretty basic with music option - it will only play your entire library with no suffle option

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L 5dr

    Simon Brown , . Date: 02/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I have had this car for a month and my enjoyment of what is otherwise an excellent drivers car is marred by a persistent and extremely irritating wind noise from the passenger side window (a whistling noise like the window is not fully wound up). Mazda UK are aware of this issue which they say has been reported by a small number of CX-5 owners and are trying to resolve the problem. Not much consolation if you are one of the unfortunate 'few'.

  • 2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Lux Nav 5dr

    Richard Pegg , Lancs . Date: 15/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Most comfortable car I've ever driven. Excellent driving position, loads of space, top spec and excellent build quality. Reasonable economy but only £30/year road fund licence and reasonable insurance costs.

Mazda CX-5 Crossover

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