Car is a great performer and the Sports mode helps during long distance country driving. Engine noise is quiet and the interior is spacious, for the driver and passengers. The touch-screen navigation system in the center console is very useful and easy to update, you can do it yourself online. The features are great for the price
SUV of the year
Stylish design and very user friendly. Lots of technology such as the awesome active driving display which helps you to know the road’s speed limit. It also displays the GPS. Very quiet and smooth drive. Very fuel efficient and good pick up. Big boot space and comfortable interior. Best SUV ever.
It handles very well for a SUV almost like a sedan but with the high driving position. The fuel efficiency is very good at about 7.6l per 100km. The features are very good for the price which is why it is so popular. The downside is there is not much room for rear passengers and there is no aircon for rear passengers.
Excellent car for families
Excellent vehicle. Not a fan of the auto though some times the revs kick in real slow and all of a sudden the car is screaming. I was able to hack the Live Traffic Updates for free using some online websites and replacing the software on the SD card so now the wife gets free live updates from Tom Tom. Very spacious. If they fix the auto computer that'd be a 5/5.
- CX-5 KE.II (2015-2016)
- Verified purchase
Good and reliable car with less fuel consumption
- Drives smooth and acceleration is prompt
- Approx. 8.0L/100km fuel consumption with combined traffic which is quite efficient.
- Reliable car, never had any issues for more than 2 years.
- The legroom is not that spacious but moderate.
- No auto-lock while driving and no auto-lift for boot
- I-stop can't set to stop by default
- The maintenance/service fee is quite expensive compare to some other brands.
Great, but the passenger seat height cannot be adjusted
It is the quietest car I've ever driven, handling and fuel usage is fine. I dislike how the front passenger seat height cannot be adjusted, sometimes I struggle to stay on the chair because my feat barely touches the ground. The fuel is fine, I only need to refill once a week, I drive 50 minutes each weekday, back and forth to work. Sometimes 400 km drives on weekends to visit parents.
Good car for the price
Great driving experience, good at handling. OVerall good car for the price you pay..good value for money. The car is easy to drive offers space for goods . This is enjoyable family car with great milage. the entertainment features of this car are pretty good with standard features of reversing camera is good
Great comfort and large storage
The interior is designed very nice and comfortable with large seating area. On average, every 700km drive will cost me $50 on petrol. The large storage space in boot is really generous which can hold 4 large luggage easily without folding the back seats. There is not much noise when driving but the istop function is a little bit annoying. Every time the engine starts again when istop turns off, the car will vibrate for a second which makes me feel uncomfortable.
Best car I have driven so far!
Perfect car for a small family. Enough space with a car seat at the back. Driver seat is comfortable with state of the art dashboard. Impressive active driving display with GPS and speed limit on windscreen. However, driving display disappears with polarised sunglasses. Very good pickup and smooth when turning on corners.
I bought this more than 5 years ego. So far I love this. Can't leave this. You may see so many SUVs in the market but this one was more cheaper and better value for the money. A perfect family car. Pickup was good and I had no issues so far.
Great value for money and safety standards
Good medium size family SUV.
Quiet and smooth, drives like a car. More safety features compare to other Japanese competitors in same price range.
Lower capped price servicing compare to Volkswagen.
Dislike missing digital speed display in speedo. No net or hooks in boot to hold down stowage.
No road side assist provided with warranty.
Simple and elegant
I actually wanted a family car which not only looks good but also delivers. I was looking into few others models but this one fitted right into the budget and reliablilty. I personally likes it interiors better than its competitors, decent leg room and easy drive. The family loves it!
i bloody love it
Whilst every fortnight when I have to pay for it, I struggle every now and then that is the ONLY downside to this car. I love how it drives, how safe I feel, the gadgets and setup in the car. The navigation system is amazing and updates with real time delays. Id like to be able to have more than one phone connected via bluetooth at a time but I can live without it.
Highly reccommend it to anyone wanting a fantastic SUV.
Its been all Zoom Zoom for me
Im loving my new CX5 sick!!! We needed a new car very badly after 18 years with our beloved honda.
My hubby gets to drive a lot of different hire cars for work travel so he ran a few popular brands through their paces.
To be honest mazda was not even on our shopping list at first. But after having a good look at the various models available then a test drive it was mazda all the way for us. We had a hard time choosing between the CX5 or the CX3 but we are glad we settled on the 5, it fits what we want in a car perfectly. Having our last car...
Great tweeks made to SUV
Hubby updated late last year from our old CX5.
We chose the signature soul red - with the off white leather interior. I'm glad we did as it just pops- and with the light interior out really stands out and does not get as hot.
The seats are way more cushie than the previous and the cabin is very quiet. That was an issue we had with the last CX5- quite noisy - although most Mazdas are! They have apparently increased The sound deadening in the under body. Our does feel a tad heavier- but it could just be my imagination. The soft touch interi...
Decent family car
We are quite happy we upgraded to our CX5.
The driving experience is fine.
All accessories are great but would like some air vent to the back seats.
There is a good amount of space but not as big as we need for 1 child & a dog.
With a pram in the back there is not much more space for other things unless we leave it out.
Overall though, good small family car.
In love with my CX5 GT
Should have done this sooner. I find the car itself very comfortable to sit in and drive. Easily adjustable seating , the technology is great, I love the Bose speakers , electric sunroof and I have found that I don’t lose power when the air conditioning is running. So much cheaper on petrol than my last car.
Best car ive ever owned
The cx5 is a great car. We compared it to the wagon Kia, Hyundai, honda and toyota makes and the design comfort and technology of the cx5 trumped them all.
Its a big suv wagon but feels like your driving a sedan. The reverse camera and rear design makes it easy to reverse.
Downside is that the rear seats aren't too comfortable and the middle seat is really for show. Theres not too much leg room and the basic cx5 does not have rear ac.
The seats do fold down and you can fit a washing machine and ikea furniture in the back.
I have two...young children and its a great family car with isofix for the child seats. But if you have 3 kids to put in the back you will struggle even with just two child seats as not much room is left in the middle.
Good but front seats really uncomfortable
This car is great in many ways on performance and handling and interior space, but I find the seats very uncomfortable for my neck. The head rest pushes my head forward into a non ergonomic position and I have to put a cushion on the seat to make it OK which wastes the lumber support feature. My partner feels the same so it's not just me! If the headrest had a forward backward adjustment setting it would partly solve the problem but it doesn't. One other big flaw I have noticed is how subtly and late the car communicates that it needs petrol. N...o loud ding or bright/flashing light and certainly not much advance warning (40-50km). In <7000 km we have almost run out of petrol 3 times because we didn't see the little signal in the dash hidden by the steering wheel or notice the change in tone of grey to indicate the level was getting low. We haven't come close to achieving the fuel consumption they quote on the combined or extra-urban trips either. The urban value of 9.5 L/100km is fairly spot on but we haven't got near the 6.4 quoted for the highway. Finally, the entertainment controls are not very intuitive and its hard to change anything if you're driving. A bit disappointed.
Wasn’t planning to get this car but in the end we did!!
Great car! Very fuel efficient & great for our love for road trips.
Interior is very modern and luxurious.
The engine is very quiet when driving, navigation needs to be a bit updated as the layout looks a bit old.
But overall, great car!
Questions & Answers
Hi, I am looking at buying Mazda CX 5 2.0 sport 2020 but after reading reviews concerned at petrol consumption & using more because it doesnt have the power. I live regional but usually drive short distances & planning on a few trips up the coast & using for sleeping in the back. I had toyota corolla which was great on fuel but need a bigger car for carrying thins & sleeping in. Car brokee says it should be fine. Michelle
Have a 2016 limited edition.
Wanting to know if there is a way to view how many km I have left to go before I need fuel. Most new cars have this. But not sure. Thanks
Purchased CX-5 November 2012 and have driven 65,600 kms and no off road, now the diff has failed and when inspected found to have water inside and completely rusted out! Has anyone else had this problem or know if this problem?
Have not seen this problem with a CX5 before. However, saw that a number of new Fords and Toyotas in nth qld experienced similar problems after the Townsville floods.
Early 2012 saw huge amounts of rain and inundation in nsw. Dont wish to be a harbinger of nasties, but wondering if this is a coincidence.
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