Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Mazda CX-5, SUV
#413 of 499 Re: MPG's on my 2014 CX-5 [robinlewes]
Jul 09, 2013 (7:32 pm)
Depends whether you have FWD or AWD.Motor trend just tested a 2014 CX-5 FWD and got 24MPG another publication tested a AWD and got 21MPG.
I know these 2.5 engines are called Sky Active but they're based on the gas guzzling 2.5 I had in my 2010 Mazda 3 hatch which averaged 22MPG in real world driving.On the up side your driving a vehicle that weighs more and has more room than the Mazda 3,so your still ahead of the curve.
#414 of 499 Re: Don't buy this car [lisa122]
Jul 13, 2013 (8:58 pm)
I couldn't agree with you more. I bought my 2012 CX-5 GT w/ Tech Package in May of 2013, and brought it in for its first service within 2 days. I won't let anyone but the Mazda service technicians drive my CX-5 because I don't believe it's safe. Anecdotally, there are quite a few people having issues (Mazda has sold 58k CX-5s since launch, so it's not a huge sample size to work with). After almost 15,000 miles, the problems continue, and Mazda has not made a serious attempt to even diagnose them. The SkyActiv transmission is the biggest problem, but there are an infinite number of gremlins in the technology package also. I've been chronically my issues at: cxfail.com
#415 of 499 Re: MPG, nav screen size, etc. [danangme]
Jul 14, 2013 (3:23 am)
I checked my computer compared to between fill up testing and other than a few tenths they were both the same. I have done it a few more times since the last time I have posted and we are getting over 30mpg. almost 31. the computer says 31.?
Maybe we just got lucky with ours but I do not see why a computer, in this day and age, would not have the capability to be calibrated to 2 different size tires and have a hard time believing that something simple like that would be let go.
#416 of 499 Re: Don't buy this car [jeisensc1]
Jul 14, 2013 (8:41 pm)
My brother-in-laws dad bought this car and he regrets it everyday.
First, when he drives on the highway the hood moves and bends with the wind
Second, the windshield wiper spring slipped around and caused the wiper spring to score the windshield.
Third, the TPMS malfunctioned and he lost all functions of the tire pressure monitors.
Fourth, he hates the transmission and the strange shifts
Fifth, after he adjusts the electric seat to where he wants it, it just gradually lowers itself while driving and he has to reset it to the proper position.
Definitely not a car I would buy again. I turned mine in after one day because the dealer had a 3 day/100 mile return policy.
#418 of 499 Re: Why 2nd place? [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 16, 2013 (3:29 am)
I'll go with the Motor Trend comparison,CX-5 wins against the CRV,RAV,Escape and Forester.
#419 of 499 Re: Why 2nd place? [danangme]
Jul 16, 2013 (3:47 am)
I agree. We drove the equivalents of the cx5 in honda,ford,nissan,hyundai,and toyota. Over all we liked the mazda best.
#420 of 499 Re: Why 2nd place? [boutselis]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2013 (4:28 am)
What was it mostly - the driving experience? Zoom zoom?
#421 of 499 Re: Why 2nd place? [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 17, 2013 (12:06 pm)
Zoom Zoom. your too cute for words.
Quality was on the top of the list but all of the cars in our price range seemed to be of equal quality from what I read on line so I left it out of the mix and this is how we decided.
My wife drives it most and her top criteria were looks and fuel millage. She like the particular red the mazdas came in and liked the shaper of the cx5. Even though they all look very similar she is quite particular and the cx 5 and the nissan were her definite favorite in looks.
But I think that is rather unimportant.
The fuel mileage surpassed the other by a good margin and for a car that would see 30k miles milage was important. The rated milage was good but we are actually getting better. I have checked it many times.
3: comfort. We both agreed that the seats were very comfortable and more comfortable than the other cars mentioned. And this is the very first car in 20 years that after a day with 100+ miles of driving my wife was not complaining of a soar back.
4: Handling. I do a rigorous test drive. So much so i warn the salesman before we go. One drive for me and the wife and a second with just me. I make my wife nervous when testing a car. A vacant parking lot (We have a dealership area with a few vacant lots to choose from) which is turned into an imaginary race track makes for good testing. The cx5 didn't float and shift its weight and gripped very well. In fact. for a cross over at its height I could not expect it to be any better. The braking was excellent also. I didn't get out and measure each car and even though they all stopped in the close to the same distances at 30mph If I had to bet I would have bet on the cx5.
5: General ride. I would say most people would like the ford or nissan on the highway a little better than the mazda but not by much. The cx5 may be a little noisier. It was not as important as the previous 4 items but was well within an acceptable range
I'm not into extras like warmed seats or nav screens or an alarm that tells me when I'm gonna hit a curb or something so I didn't compare any of those things. The engine is a little small but the one option I like in the sport is the manual shift option which makes the care move when you want it too. still no sports car but with the rpms in the upper range it gets going well enough. As much as its driven I'll trade the speed for 30mpg any day.
I think thats plenty to know about a car. so far after 13700 miles we have had no problems and our average MPG is around 31. the computer said 31.7 the last time I was driving. I tested it at something in the high 30.? mpg just a couple of weeks ago.
Love the car. At its price range we could not be happier.