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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
21 reader reviews for Mazda CX-5 Crossover.
  • 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.

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav 5dr

    DAVID MACBETH , . Date: 20/06/2014
    • 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
      49.6

    My car

    I Have had this car for nearly 8 months and I find it a joy to drive. I changed to the Mazda from a Kia Sportage and not only is the mpg figures an improvement, couple that with 35 pound a year road tax compared to 150 then there is no contest. Customer relations are an improvement, too! The boot with the seats down will accommodate 2 sets of golf clubs including bags and three wheeled trollies with space to spare. Car is easy to drive and you soon forget the size of the vehicle, the front and rear sensors make parking a dream. Mpg is continuing to improve as the car beds in. No mechanical problems so far. Only gripe is playing the ipod thru the car audio system, it always goes back to the same song which is annoying as even with shuffle it plays them in the same order. That is my only complaint and in short this car is a good buy. Dealer in Inverness Macrae and Dick a pleasure to deal with.

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