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Comfy but noisy
Have had the car for 6 months now. Comfy to drive, passenger seats etc
Not the fastest car off the mark, cruises comfortably at highway speeds with decent acceleration for overtaking.
Would really have been great if turbo engine was an option at time of purchase .
The car really needs the extra power you get when test driving the equinox which had its own weaknesses. Fuel economy is not great. Just over 10l per100.
Pop up display on windscreen is very handy. Built in navigator is surprisingly good. Sound system not great, Some other models hav...
Purchased in April 2019 at Dwyer's mazda.
Such a great family car
We love our cx 5 it is perfect for our little family and has been very reliable and comes with such fantastic safety features
We have 3 children in car seats across the back so it’s a squishy fit but works for now
The boot space is enough for prams and such but for holidays we have found a roof pod is necessary for all the luggage
Fuel economy is pretty good and the car drives really well
Love my CX-5 and Mazda's customer service is second to none.
I have a 2012 CX-5 since it was 18 months old. Excellent car, love every aspect.
Use it for short trips: everyday drop offs, long highway trips (melb to central Aus & back again), camping trips towing a small box trailer and the occasional All wheel drive rocky mountain climb. Our driveway is also a menace which is why I had to sell my Mazda3 for the CX-5 - So I could get up our driveway! Cx5 's clearance is excellent, haven't had an issue going anywhere, ever. I can stop on the steepest incline or decline and move off smoothly every time witho...
Purchased in April 2014 at CityMazda for A$35,200.00.
10 K review
This is 10K review, bought our car in December 2018 after long search. We tested several cars like Lexus, Volvo and Subaru, but none of them passed our requirements list.
Our last car Subaru Forester XT lasted almost 13 years and covered more than 300K.
Finally, version of CX-5 with turbo engine!
After driving this car for more than 8 months we can review it.
1. Value for money – car is packed with many features, leather seats, electronic gadgets, etc
2. Driving position is adjustable and stored for two drivers
3. Very good acceleration
4. The best is HUD – together with GPS system is fantastic. You do not have to look at navigation screen....
Reliable comfortable car
A great family car drove up from Victoria to Queensland effortlessly. Servicing very reasonably priced compared to the Q5 it replaced. Great handling, plenty of room for a family of 4.
Stay far far away!!! Our Mazda CX-5 was the diesel max sport purchased in 2013. What a piece of crap. Don’t get me wrong, whilst it was drivable we loved it, but be warned: DON’T skip or be late on a single service or Mazda will eat you alive. Our engine stopped working. We were 10000 late for its service. Life gets busy with little ones. The engine stopped working due to the oil being a clag filled mess. They blamed it on us using the wrong oil or the fact that it was “heavily neglected”. I wouldn’t think that 10000 over would class as “heavil...y neglected”. Long story short we are left with a 24k bill for a new engine. Stay away from diesel. I was way too nervous to buy the diesel to begin with in 2013 due to this concern. Unless you will never run late on a service and will take in on large hour long drives each day- stay clear away. Screw yoh Mazda.
Stylish, Safe and the Best Red Car on the Market
We are just your average couple, we drive our Mazda nearly very day in and around our town and a couple of times a month longer drives to Melbourne and Geelong. We had a Mazda3 sports hatch and clocked up 117,000 and not a blip or problem so when it was time to move on and up grade it was a simple choice of another Mazda, though we did try out other makes we kept coming back to the Mazda. We had and issue with one of the headlights which was replaced by the service centre at no cost to us and the car had finished its warranty period. I love my ...Mazda, it's red, its stylish and has heated seats. What more could you want! Ahhh safety.... yep it has everything to help keep you as safe on the roads as possible. I encourage anyone who is in the market for a car to take a Mazda out and give it a go. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't.
Purchased in April 2016.
In love with my car!
I have had my Mazda CX-5 for just over 12 months and have never looked back! It is so comfortable to be in and drive. The technology is user friendly and has so many features to assist you such as the navigation and even the average fuel consumption. It is driven each day for commuting to work, the gym and around town. I have had my CX-5 serviced once and the customer service I received was wonderful, very friendly and informative throughout the entire experience.
Purchased in July 2018.
Great Reliable Car
I have just completed four years of ownership of my Mazda CX-5 (and still going) and completed nearly 60,000 km. It is the 2.5 l petrol engine GT. In that time, I have had no mechanical issues with the car - starts first time, every time. It is great in the city and on the highway. Paint and interior still look as new. Servicing costs have always been reasonable through the Mazda dealer.
The only issues in that time were:
1. The battery was just replaced after 4 years - the first indication was that the i-stop function stopped working. This is...
Great car no issues and the power is fantastic....love love love it
Great car no issues and the power is fantastic....love love love it. Service is cheap on this vehicle which I was not expecting. Salesman was super friendly and did not come across pushy
CX5 Akira 2018-I love this car
I have had my Cx5 2.5l petrol Akira for 16 months and it has been awesome.
It is my daily drive around Sydney and for trips to the Snowy and Blue mountains.
Smooth to drive, safe, comfortable, functional, stylish, good for towing my trailer.
The servicing dept of Mazda has been terrific.
I have friends with more expensive makes of cars who have driven my CX5 and have admitted it is better than their cars costing $30,000 more.
I just got back from a country trip and was getting 7.5l per 100km.
Great Job Mazda.
Purchased in May 2018 at Brookvale Mazda, Sydney, Australia for A$47,500.00.
I bought my CX5 in November 2012, it is a beauty. I'm retired so don't travel many kilometres per year, after nearly 7 years I've done just 125,000. My car has been serviced every 10,000 by my Mazda Dealer and apart from new tyres at 40,000, it hasn't put a foot wrong. I've never had the slightest problem, I mainly do town travel now but have done day trips of 300-400 ks, I did drive to Queensland and back 5 years ago. I feel sorry for those who have had problems, I thoroughly recommend my Mazda (Petrol version) to anyone. My wife and I recently purchased another Mazda for her, a CX3, and it too is equally brilliant. We did a 600 k trip in it only last week. My CX5 regularly gives economy figures of 7.5 lts per 100 Ks.
Purchased in November 2012 at Bendigo Mazda for A$35.75.
Diesel engine issues
Engine oil level too high problem still exists in 2019 build.
The fix for this problem and advised during purchase for the above no longer existing has appeared at 3000 km mark and 5mths Vehicle mainly city driving with a couple of highway 3 hour journeys.
Purchased in March 2019.
zoom boom cx5 diesel
mazda should change its name to zoom boom as my diesel engine failed thanks to oil dilution serviced as per book but at 150 thousand bye bye mazda did replace the donk but with existing issue so it was only time before zoom boom the suv drives great it was a car i could see me keeping for at least 10+ years but after this problem it magically turned into a subaru forester drives just as good if not better
Purchased in January 2017 for A$35,000.00.
Great reliable car
This is our second Mazda. I find the car functional, reliable and looks good. I gave 4 Stars because the back doesn’t quite fit 3 baby seats comfortably so we now have to consider another suv which would.
Purchased in May 2014.
I purchased the Mazda CX5 and I love it. It's a wonderful car, it has a lot of safety tech and they all work perfectly well. This is the first time I own a Mazda and have had no problems with it at all. My next car will certainly be a Mazda.
One of the best car I've ever had
I love my mazda cx5. It's fun and soo comfortable to drive since I got the diesel one. Very good on the freeway and hilly areas, drives effortlessly. Looks very sleek and elegant. Can't fault a thing. Hopefully it will keep going like now for numbers of years.
Purchased in April 2019.
Fun to drive car
I have a Mazda CX 5 and i usually do 70 Km per day. Very happy with the overall performance of the car. Mileage is 9.2 per 100kms with 91 octane fuel. Could have been a bit better. Otherwise I enjoy driving this car. Interior is very posh and I love the BOSE music system. No wonder CX5 is the trending SUV in the Australian car market for years.
Purchased in November 2018 at Brighton Mazda for A$43,000.00.
Multiple Safety System Malfunction Messages on Hot Sunny Days
Good car but having ongoing problems with multiple safety system malfunction messages.
Cloth seats are comfortable & ride is compliant.
Petrol 2.5L motor is powerful but lacks a bit in low down torque.
Purchased in February 2019 at Penrith Mazda Centre.
Not reliable - don’t buy a lemon
Don’t buy these cars. My Mazda CX-5 diesel needed a new engine after only 90,000km due to a known manufacturing defect. Mazda has dragged it on for months. Not a reliable family car. Lots of maintenance issues once it has done over 80,000km.
Purchased in April 2014.
Questions & Answers
Considering buying cx5 Akera 2.5turbo any response would be good
Hi guys, I’m looking at buying a Mazda CX-5 2012 sports model diesel, only done 120,000 k’s. Wondering what your experiences are with it?
Hi Sophie, what do you plan on using it for? Family? Car seats? Bootspace?
Based on the reviews overall most people will have had a positive experience but it really all depends on your circumstances and what you hope to get from it :)
hi guys , i was just wondering has anyone has installed a catch can on Mazda CX5 turbo diesel 2.2 liter engine
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