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.
  • 2.2D 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!

  • 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
      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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Having had my first review of this car published back in 2013, I can confirm that - aside from a few niggles - it performed well for the 70K miles I drove it. No squeaks, rattles or bits falling off. There were a few engine problems that you could expect with early production models, but they were all sorted. It averaged 41MPG over all that time (three years). So I bought the same again, because there's still nothing to match it in its class, IMHO. The new Discovery Sport 2.0D looked better on paper but it wasn't available in time and a drive of the 2.2D 190HP version felt leaden and dull compared to the CX5.Plus the CX5 is much better equipped for the price. The 2015 model CX5 has a few changes, some for the better (suspension/ride/body cosmetics), some worse (Satnav not so user friendly, lack of inbuilt GPRS), some you wondered why they bothered to change it (electronic handbrake gains you a cupholder and a slightly bigger armrest). After 2000 miles, the fuel consumption is better though, more like mid 40's (first one didn't get over 40MPG for the first 6k miles) but still well short of the official figures. And, as has been said, the display is still constantly 2MPG optimistic over the true measured figure.

  • 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!

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