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

  • 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux 5dr

    Robert Leon , Herts . Date: 02/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now had the 2.2d 2WD CX5 SEL for over a month and done 1400 miles. It’s very comfortable and commodious with a large boot unlike the VW Tiguan. With the 17 inch wheels the ride is smooth and not overtly firm, although the car feels larger than say a VW Touran and has some body role. The diesel engine is a peach with low end torque and revs freely to say 5000 rpm. What’s very impressive is the economy, typically on a long run I can get a computed mpg of 49 if I don’t go over 69 mph (gps), 56 if I don’t go over 65 mph and around suburbia I can obtain 45mpg driving conservatively. However these figures can drop quite a bit if I start to push the car or drive at higher speeds on the motorway. For me the start-stop system works very effectively. The car feels very solid, well built and plush. Inside I feel very secure and cosseted; it’s really quiet and I really don’t suffer from wind/road noise. I always thought the VW produced ergonomically designed dash and interior (although a bit plan at times), but I would say I feel equally at home with the CX5. Storage compartments (especially in the doors) are a bit sparse but I don’t really mind as there is less rubbish to clear out after the children. I would have liked a panoramic roof though like VW. That said the SEL is well equipped and the cruise control/blue toothworks really well. With £30 pa road tax, great fuel economy and a very pokey diesel engine I must commend Mazda for producing such a great first SUV.

  • 2.0 FWD Skyactiv-G SE-L 5dr

    ARRY ARRY , Oxfordshire . Date: 15/03/2013
    • 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

    My car

    After spending a month driving several different crossovers , the Mazda CX5 was a clear winner . As I don't do enough miles to warrant a Diesel I brought the Petrol model but get the economy of a Diesel. The Interior has a far better finish and quality to it than the others that all looked either dated or cheap. I had read that the CX5 was priced high compared to the others BUT with the others once you start adding bits to get the same spec and engine performance the CX5 isn't that expensive. I found at 6'2" my hair would annoyingly just brush the roof in both Qashqai and Kia Sportage the Ix35 was ok but the CX5 I had a good 6"inches spare . There seems more room in the front and rear and the boot than the others , And to top it off it looks better than the others Was also told that you cant get a space saver wheel , but you can its the same for a cx7 Mazda Part no's Spare wheel clamp KF0356960A Spare wheel 9965025570 Temporary tyre 810081002

    love it !!!

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