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October 23, 2019
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CX-5CarGurus 2014 Sport



Amazing on gas!!! Comfortable for a small family, great trunk space and back seat space, touchscreen dash and bluetooth capabilities, reliable, handles well on the road.

Best Compact Suv On The Market Right Now!!! — I really love this car. It drives really well for a 4 cylinder and gets excellent gas mileage for an suv period... it competes with most sedans but you still have the added space of an suv! The extra features of touchscreen dash, pandora, and bluetooth capabilities are all perks while on the road also. Great space for families in the backseat and trunk area.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CarGurus 2014 Grand Touring AWD

Drives like it is a much sportier car for the engine size, very comfortable and smooth even at high speeds. Road noise isn't too bad, and features are good. Large amount of space in the back even with seats up, seats fold down almost flat for loads of space.


The USB/iPod interface is awful. With how widespread USB and iPod integration is, it really is pitiful to see this feature so flawed with little chance of updating.

Good Car For Around Town And Longer Trips — Bought this car new from the dealer, it has great potential with only a few small inconviences. The price is slightly higher than a comparable CRV, but I've had people tell me they like my car over my dad's CRV of the same year. I did too, that's why I got it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Superb easy ride, best MPG in its class (almost 32 combined for me), seems very roomy inside, good storage space in back. Feels solid and luxurious. Quality vehicle. Touchscreen audio has great sound!

GPS add-on cost is ridiculous ($700), bluetooth takes a while to resync, sun visors don't move back and forth, they just have the little slide out piece on the end, passing power is adequate but not great. Wish manual mode didn't automatically downshift.

Best Features / Mpg For The Price — I looked at the CR-V, RAV-4, Sportage, Sedona, Tuscon and many other mid-size crossover SUVs and all of them had considerably WORSE MPG for MORE COST. This was an easy no-brainer to buy. Once I felt how smooth the ride was, and the extras included for the price, I was sold. Luckily I got the metallic dark/midnight blue color which everyone loves, unlike the ugly Ford blue with its purple tint. After 2 months of driving, both automatic and manual mode, I'm getting great gas mileage, and I feel safe with its great safety rating. Would definitely buy again.

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CarGurus 2014 Grand Touring

Great design, comfortable, reliable, fun to drive

Looks Great, Fun To Drive — I love my MazdaCX-5. This is my first time owning a Mazda and I am very happy with it. The car is beautifully designed, it looks great on the road and it is fun to drive. It is reliable and comfortable. I drove mine to MIami and back with no issues. Maintenance prices are fair. All of the Mazda employees I have encountered have been very friendly and helpful

CarGurus 2014 Touring

Fuel, looks, drives well

Road noise, road noise, hood shakes

Okay, But Better Options — There is a great deal of road noise on this vehicle at highway speeds, particularly with concrete pavement (Interstates). In April I test drove the CX 5 and 4 other comparable SUVs, all the others (little to no road noise) were driven on the Interstate (dealers in the area) the only one not driven on the Interstate was the Mazda, my fault. The noise appears to be coming out of the rear wheel well area. I spend quite a bit of time on the Interstates for my job and the noise is constant. Friends say "just turn up the radio", but that’s not a solution. Both Consumer Reports and Popular Mechanics magazines have made it a point in their reviews to mention the "noise issue", wish I had read them first. The decision to purchase was based on my need to improve fuel economy, the looks and how the vehicle physically drove. (all of these are great) But I have regretted my purchase since the 1st road trip. Either a financial loss is taken by trading / selling it or I do something about it. So I have driven with the local dealer's lead Mazda mechanic, who said that it does appear that the noise is coming from the wheel wells and that the noise is acceptable, but referred me to the Service Manager. The Service Manager and the Mazda Regional Manager drove it and it was reported back to me by the Service Manager that the Regional said that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that was it. The SM said he would contact the Sales Dept to see if they would cover an undercoating for the wheel wells. Still waiting…...


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