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

    mike langton Date: 10/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have covered 15000 miles in two and a half years and can report many positives but some disappointments too. It is spacious,comfortable with excellent visibility. Steering, gears and brakes are fine. Specification for a base model is outstanding.It has been totally reliable with batteries for the remote being the only additional expenditure over servicing. Our dealer in Southport is to be commended too. However there are two main problems, viz. the suspension is too hard and you feel all the road imperfections. And the consumption has been nowhere near the official(or What Car) figure. Generally in the region of 37/39mpg. Don't believe the data display - that's at least 2mpg optimistic.

  • 2.0 FWD Skyactiv-G SE-L 5dr

    Chris Weston , Cheshire . Date: 03/05/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had the car 8 months now, its the Sport Nav 173 9,500 on the clock, I'm very pleased with it. We did a lot of research and trying out before buying. (Hyundai Kia Freelander B class Audi Q3 BMW x3). Lovely driving position, very comfortable, lots of space and versatility. It feels well made and properly engineered. Great in the snow. 44.2 mpg from new, mostly motorway. If you drive it like you stole it, mpg drops very rapidly though. Niggles? The infotainment is pants - you have to reload all the phone contacts each time and the usb port flash-drive takes forever to load. I know the new ones have been upgraded. All this talk of road noise, perhaps we're both going deaf, which I doubt, but its simply not an issue for us. CX5 is strongly recommended folks.

  • 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

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