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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
20 reader reviews for Mazda CX-5 Crossover.
  • 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 5dr

    Martyn Redfearn , . Date: 17/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I bought this following glowing reviews and what is claim very low fuel consumption. Bought via Drivethedeal.com who I would recommend. The car lacks the class it should very poor quality in places, plastic trim that is easily displaced, not what I expected. It is very good to drive and tows well. None of this can make up for the diabolical fuel consumption which has average 35mpg over 16 months. I drive it carefully but it is miles away from what is claimed. Previously I have found that my cars are somewhere near the combined figure not nearly 20mpg lower! Then there was the rising oil issue, the dealer I took it to claimed to have no knowledge and charged me to sort it out. Mazda did refund the cost but why was this issue not known to the dealers? Sorry but I will not be buying another Mazda.

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav 5dr

    maciej swiatly , . Date: 06/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Very good car for the price, although I would also take a look at Kia Sportage before buying as its similar but cheaper (and nearly same size).

    The good: - equipment is quite good - spacious inside (enough for 2+2 family) - quite agile (steering wheel is light) - good engine - auto gearbox is sometimes thinking at low speeds but generally its accurate

    The bad: - sat nav/computer can be controlled from the knob between seats, buttons on the side of the screen, touchscreen and the steering wheel (who needs all that confusion?) - unrefined - try it around 50mph before you buy because if you need a quiet motorway cruiser then you're in for a surprise - materials inside are not all that quality for a car at this price point

    All in all I would put it in a list together with Kia Sportage and new Nissan Qashqai on the test drive list and go from there which is to your taste and budget

  • 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 5dr

    RAY POOLE Date: 08/02/2014
    • 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
      43

    My car

    Great car to drive both solo and towing. Only had it 6 months with 4K miles, so will update later.

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport 5dr

    Chris Rothwell , Worcs . Date: 18/01/2014
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have owned this car for 6 months, and have driven 10k in this time. It has been an excellent car to own and thoroughly deserves the high score WC has given it in their review.

    The engine is a peach in terms of response and oomph, although the fuel consumption is far higher than the claims! If you drive it at a sedate 60mph then you will get a very nice 60mpg, however in real terms I my car has gone from an almost scary 35mpg towards 43-45 as the car has bedded in, and I hope that it continues to move in the right direction over the next 10k. There is loads of space inside and compares more than favourably with its BMW, Audi and other contemporaries that cost a lot more.

    Build quality is, in the main, comparable with cars that cost some 5-10k more. However, there are some small gripes here: the wind noise is defiantly there, esp if you drive at 75 mph plus (which given I drive a lot on the continent is a speed I do regularly), the bonnet also has a tendency to flutter slightly at this speed also, and the fit of the carpets in the back is not tight - too much material! But it is a damn sight better than the 2 stars WC have given.

    Loads of kit, looks great inside and out, cracking sound system, brilliant drive, and also not a regular sight on the road which I think gives a certain cache. Would I spend in excess of 10k more for the equivalent Q5 or X3 with less kit? Not a chance, they look expensive and unnecessary against this most excellent of cars.

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