We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
Mazda CX-5 4X4
21 reader reviews for Mazda CX-5 Crossover.
  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L 5dr

    Jeremy Pallett , . Date: 20/05/2014
    • 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
      49

    My car

    I have done over 52k plus in the CX5 2.2D and I'm very impressed with the car. My ratings are based on the type of car it is and the cost, so yes there are better handling cars with better quality cabins etc, but not at the price. The car is my company car and I have had to do 500m+ day trips (with meetings in the middle) and when I get home I'm not stiff as I have been in previous cars. It also a good load carrier so I have used it to get equipment to site when necessary. However I have just made it even better, just had my tyres replaced (Second set on the front, first at the back) and they could not get the Yoko whatevers that were it originally fitted. So I had some Dunlop Grandtrack V106XL fitted instead and the ride quality and noise levels improved noticeably.

  • 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.

Mazda CX-5 Crossover

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014