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Mazda CX-5



  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    That would be the cx-5 that interests me. Let us know how she likes it. I figure the MT will take care of all the "peppiness" issues, as the transmission will shift when you want it to all the time every time.

    Wish they still made the Accord wagon for the USA. That would be my ideal car - with the diesel engine. Hopefully the diesel should hit 40 mpg in the cx-5 when it arrives.
  • pppkpppk Posts: 5
    What do you feel?

    Cx5 touring AWD with moon roof for 26950, is it a good deal??
  • dgh53dgh53 Posts: 2
    I test drove the CX5 touring model. Found the 2.0 engine and automatic to work just fine. All around I like the vehicle, but the seating and steering though I could set all over the place but none were right for me. The steering wheel by the time you get it tilted down was blocking the odmeter way too much. The steering wheel if in anything but in the down mode is tilted way to vertical like an old style truck wheel angle not good. The electric seat was funky the seat would not raise the seat high enough for me, and when it did go to it's highest setting tilted the lower seat cushion forward like it was dumping you out of the seat. Like the car but the six way seat was unacceptable in any settings I could find. I am five eight and like the seat back a little so my knees are not in the dash, and high enough up so I don't feel like I am in a old claw foot tub or somehting like the old Escorts. Going to go see if the SPort or GRand Touring are any better for seating and the steering wheel. Disappointed with the seating. :(
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,584
    that was one of the reasons we moved off the T to the GT when we were checking them out last week. The GT has a normal power seat, and you can tilt the front up and the back down (the way I like it). The T was just like the manual ratchet seats that I hate, but with a motor (they all work like those electric recliners for old people, dumping you forward).

    The leather seats are nice too.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Hi Michel. I'm considering purchasing the CX5 and have taken it for 2 test drives. Have you noticed any delay in the transmission upshifting after you have downshifted to pass another vehicle? Also do you have any outward vision issues with the rear side windows?

  • pppkpppk Posts: 5
    I bought the new CX-5 Touring last day : The car is really zoom zoom, i like it in many ways...

    1. It really gives you an exceptional feel when you take the SUV on the curves. I had driven Honda CRV, CX-5 is exceptional in this factor.

    The one point i have seen is when you have come to a dead stop, and then need to kick the gas pedal to accelerate to max, the car kind of waits for a split second to react, and then its all zoom zoom...

    I do not have any outward vision issues thorough the rear side windows, but i manly use the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) feature to switch lines, which i found exceptionally good to have.
  • Hi Bob

    The transmission upshifting or downshifting are very crisp and almost instatanious ( like the Audi DSG ) and I have not notice any delay after passing another vehicle. When I choose the CX-5 a good part of the choice was gas savings, and the transmission has been tune to do just that. I as a driver have to adjust to that reality also , since I had the Saturn Aura 2007 for a year b4 the cx-5 , the Aura was very expensive to drive in town with the price of gas here in Montreal over 5.45 /gal us or 1.45 / litre , I was diriving the Aura very gently like if I had an Egg between my foot and the gas pedal, now I drive the cx-5 normaly without the Egg lol... :) and still manage a good 35% + fuel economy

    I do not have any outward vision issues thorough the rear side windows, and the is the BSM that help also.

  • jake195jake195 Posts: 1
    I have an '07 Mazda6 with 100K miles. Have had zero problems with it. Test drove a CX-5 Touring last week. I thought the acceleration was fine, a little underpowered perhaps, as many have noted, but fine for my needs. I am disappointed that a GT manual is not offered. I read somewhere that '14 models will be available with diesels. Mazda has them in Europe. The MazdaUK website shows diesels and manuals in all or most CX -5 trim levels. I have a commute of 70 miles per day. I am going to wait until the diesels are out. I will take an auto if I have to but would prefer a manual GT.
  • 62vette62vette Posts: 17
    I test drove the sport with a manual and a touring with AT over the weekend. Performance seemed fine. This is not a sports car, never will be. I did not notice a huge power difference between the 2 cars. I am debating the sport with MT (insanely cheap) or the Touring. I see some lease specials at some out of state dealers and just trying to get an idea of what is a deal. There is a silver touring with no extras on the way over to my dealer. Likely the one I will get.
  • holytoledoholytoledo Posts: 5
    edited March 2012
    I came out of a 2009 Nissan Murano that has a V6 with alot of HP. The CX5 took a little getting used to in the 'pep' department, but really smooth and fun to drive. You will like how stingy this vehicle is on gas. If gas keeps increasing (5 bucks?)...its going to make sense to drive cars that are more efficient like the CX5. Who wants to dive just FWD sedans though? we like our higher up SUVs without 'trunks'.

    Picked up my touring AWD and on the first tank (nearly 400 miles!, when I filled it when warning light first came on) I got 28.8 MPG by my calculation! The on board monitor says 29.1. That was 70% highway and the rest stop and go highway and city driving. At 4 bucks a gallon.... a crossover AWD that gives you this is terrific. Hi-Def radio, bluetooth, blind spot monitoring, steering wheel controls are great features as well. I think Mazda hit a home run with this one. (looks, build, price point, mpg #s, handling....power not so much...well you get used to it and getting 30mpg makes up for it.
  • purduempurduem Posts: 3
    Does anyone know whether you can have roof rails installed on the CX-5? Is this an option provided by Mazda, or via aftermarket?

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,584
    It is a Mazda accessory. I believe they are going for $250, but shows in the brochure as 'late availability" so may not be out yet. In any case, you can throw them on later.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • sparklandsparkland Posts: 108
    Has anyone had the opportunity of driving the CX-5 in the mountains? I am looking at a Grand Touring model and really need to know how it performs in the Colorado mountains since we go to Breckenridge on a yearly basis.
  • What is with the options and the manual transmission. Is it too much to ask for a moon roof, bose audio, leather seats in the sports trim? I am willing to pay for those features.

    Why Mazda, why?!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,584
    I agree. Not everyone that wants a stick is also a tight wad that wants a stripper model!

    I have run into this with many cars over the years.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    I third that. Exact same boat. They (everybody) keep taking away the loaded stick shift models.

    I want a drivers car that is not a stripper. I would like power seats (more adjustment) and leather.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,897
    I understand the Focus can now be had with a stick in the higher trim levels.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    step in the right direction with the focus. I think the Cruze is the same way - you can special order a stick on any trim. Nice to see than. Unfortunately both have almost no room in the rear seat. Will see what the Fusion offers - I am sure the Malibu won't offer a stick.
  • 62vette62vette Posts: 17
    Has everyone asking for a stick driven the manual transmission? I didn't get a feel in the stick I had to have it. Granted my car with a stick is a sports car which the CX-5 is not and will never be. Even if they had it in the higher models not sure if I would opt for it.
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