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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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Mazda CX-5 4X4
15 reader reviews for Mazda CX-5 Crossover.
  • 2.0 FWD Skyactiv-G SE-L 5dr

    Gareth Evans , Hampshire . Date: 28/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As a high mileage driver I chose the CX5 Sport nav model as it came pretty much with everything you would want however the most important feature for me was the Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to play an iPhone whilst making long journeys for business. Eight weeks into owning the vehicle i'm extremely disappointed to find that I cannot play the iPhone through the USB and now the Bluetooth has also stopped working so I cannot make hands-free calls or listen to any music from the iPhone. I have taken the vehicle to my local Mazda dealer who were really unhelpful and told me that they did not know of any problems despite the problems being well documented on the Internet. No solution was offered and I had to ask for the telephone number for Mazda to speak with someone who could be more helpful and again they were not very helpful instead suggested I take it to another Mazda dealer some 20 miles from where I live. I'm now left with a vehicle which Is useless in terms of my business functions and feel completely let down by Mazdas lack of after-care.

  • 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 5dr

    Alan Bickerstaff , Derbyshire . Date: 07/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I was lucky to get one of the first CX5's in August 2012, having extended the lease on a Forester 2.0D to wait for the release date. I've now done 22000 miles and can say that it is excellent in almost all respects. It's roomy (I'm 6ft 5in tall), comfortable, has plenty of boot space, is well equipped and a pleasure to drive. The Forester had more rear leg room and sounded nicer, but the Mazda beats it everywhere else. I do have one major issue though - fuel consumption. This is the first car I've had in 15 years that I've not been able to match or exceed the official MPG figures for. Since last December, I've been keeping detailed records and the average is 41MPG over the last 17,000 miles compared with the official average of 54.3. It has improved over time (was 37MPG initially), but it's a slow process. Best is at a steady 70 on a motorway with cruise on.

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav 5dr

    Jabbar Sardar , West Yorkshire . Date: 21/09/2013
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      54

    My car

    Amazing car and one of the best we have owned. My wife drives the car and loves the handling, looks, quality of materials and all of the functions/extras that the sports model offers. Highly recommended!

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux 5dr

    Peter Russell , . Date: 12/07/2013
    • 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
      46

    My car

    Have now covered about 1700 miles in the first two months of ownership. Having moved downmarket from a Jaguar XF I was concerned about whether I would enjoy this vehicle or find it meeting expectations. It has subsequently delivered on just about every level. Superbly equipped, very easy to drive (the gearbox is a gem) I have not been disappointed. The engine is one of the most refined 4 cyl diesels I have ever come across, certainly on a par with premium German marques. The steering is light and communicative and with the standard front and rear parking sensors the car is very easy to position when parking. Seat comfort is exceptional and on a par with my Jaguar. I occasionally drive elderly people to hospital or the doctor and all of them have commented on how comfortable the seats are and how easy the car is to enter and exit.

    Refinement is first class for a crossover, wind noise from the mirrors is minimal with perhaps the poorest aspect being tyre noise on badly surfaced roads but overall it's pretty good and way better than the 2 star rating suggested by What Car. Fuel economy is very dependent upon driving style ranging from an exceptional 50-55 mpg around the countryside without much effort to a more disappointing 40 mpg at higher Motorway speeds. However when talking to friends with equivalent Hondas and Hyundais it still outperforms comparable engine sizes in the economy stakes.

    All in all, M-way fuel economy aside, an excellent vehicle.

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