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

  • 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 5dr

    Anthony Dow Date: 06/01/2014
    • 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
      38

    My car

    Very pleased with this purchase and I am hard pressed to find fault. I test drove this 175 Auto model on the motorway but could not hear the excessive wind/road noise mentioned in the Whatcar review -I am sure this is a leftover comment as the magazine has always criticised Mazda's on this point! The ride on 19" wheels is pleasantly firm and copes with English potholes noticeably better than my previous car's 17" ones. There is plenty of hi-tech on board: navigation, speed camera and traffic warnings, on-line weather updates as well as instant access to your mobiles phone and music. Just pop the SD card from the dash into your PC for instant updates, free for the first 3 months.

    My first diesel purchase ever but you would only know when you stop and idle - even then the I-stop cuts the engine and only restarts, instantly, when the brakes are released. Great acceleration from the 175 bhp/420fp torque 2.2 litre unit. The car certainly deserves the Whatcar 5 star accolade, but perhaps the engine is too new for me to get the advertised consumption, or anything like it. I'll report back in a few weeks!

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