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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!
AKERA is the best!
My husband and I purchased this car and we just love it. Mazda has always been sleek with their design, simple yet sophisticated. And I loveeee the AC as it's so cold (I easily sweat -_-"). Can't fault anything on this car, a little bit expensive, but you get what you pay for. Mazda CX-5 AKERA is definitely worth the money. From their automatic adjustable cruise control, auto brake, blind spot sensors on both rear mirrors, lane assist, all is wonderful.
Hard to fault
This car offers a refined drive only normally found in top end luxury cars like BMW and Mercedes. Leather seats and trim really make this car stand out and even the honeycomb grill looks attractive. Safety feature are very useful without being overbearing. The blind spot warning is excellent allowing me to change lanes safely without having to look back. The on-board infotainment system is easy to use and very responsive. I have had no trouble with pairing my phone for seamless bluetooth connection. At first I was disappointed there was no Andr...oid Auto or Apple Car Play but the reliability of the Mazda system makes up for this. It just work first time every time. I really like the head up display which looks like it is being projected on the front bonnet. Fuel consumption is as expected with around 10 litres per hundred km for city driving and 6 for distance driving. So in summary, this is a really good car. It does cost more than comparable rivals like Hyundai but for what you get it is well worth the price. I would have no hesitation recommending this car.
Best care I have ever owned
The Mazda CX-5 is a pleasure to drive, I have the diesel sport model and it has plenty of guts and is still extremely economical. I went from a V6 Kluger to the Mazda CX5 and have never looked back. It is perfect for us as a family of 4, with various kids always in and out of it. There is heaps of room in the boot and we never feel cramped in the cabin. Many years ago I had a Mazda 3 which I loved but, I prefer being higher off the road. I purchased the car second hand at the end of a friends lease, and it drives and feels like a new car still
Amazing vehicle absolutely love it.
It’s such an easy car to drive. Handles beautifully. I have the Akera and it comes with every possible safety feature I could ever want. Love the heads up display. It shows all your GPS instructions, your speed and the speed of the road your on as it reads and displays road signs. So, so easy to drive. I love it. Highly recommend it.
Uses a bit of petrol around town admittedly but highway driving is about 7.9 to 8.1. At the moment
because I’ve just been doing short drives the last couple of months I’m using 10.1 per hundred on average.
I’ve even managed a baby seat a booster seat (the encore 10) and a tetherless booster in the back seat so I’m pretty happy.
Love the automatic boot too.
June 30th 2018 Update: Love this car...Have had this car since August 2017. Love the way it drives, the quietness inside the cabin and the handling of the car. It's a bit squashy in the back as I have a baby seat, a hi rider booster seat and a tetherless booster as well, but the fact that I can get them in there is great. Legroom in the front of the vehicle is great. Again a bit tight in the back. Running costs are a bit high, but the salesman warned me about that before I purchased the car so I knew what I was up for. On country trips I got 7.5 but around town its 10.5 litres per 100. Given my driving is local and stop, start short trips I think that's pretty normal. Small petrol tank, about 52 litres I think from memory. I'd have preferred that to be bigger, but I was used to the Mazda 6 which did give better mileage to be honest. However, I wouldn't go back to the 6. The CX5 is perfect for me. This is my third Mazda and I chose Mazda again because both my previous cars never gave me a hint of bother, the first one I had for 10 years, the CX5 has been flawless as well to date. Very, very happy with it. April 2019 Update. Would still thoroughly recommend this car. The interior is immaculate. No rips or tears despite having 3 kids in the back countless times. Which to be fair was squashy when all three were in car seats/boosters. The 11 year old is out of the booster now and having that extra room is great. It was tight getting belts done up as, and this would be my only issue with the car, the seat belt buckles are fitted right into the seat and don’t have any play in them. So with a baby seat and two boosters it was at times difficult to strap the one in the middle booster in. The petrol consumption is sitting steady on 10.4 litres per 100. But I was told by the salesperson before I bought it that it would use more than my previous Mazda 6. And my driving is always stop start and short trips. If I run it up the fwy I can get that consumption down. But of course once I’m back to everyday driving it will go up again. So after two years I can honestly say, I’m still in love with my CX5 Akera. I have added Apple CarPlay to it by the way. But there have been no mechanical issues or problems to date. I would still give it 5 stars.
- CX-5 KF Touring AWD, 2.5L Petrol (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Love my Mazda CX5
Driving our new Mazda CX-5 is a dream - automatic- rear view camera - parking sensors - proximity sensors - blue tooth connection to phone - phone button on steering wheel - dual control air conditioning - so many good features - I am a very happy customer. 6 months since purchase, we are still pinching ourselves that this vehicle is so good with so many great features.
Not too bad
This car is ok, I have had mazdas before and went back for a bigger car. The gadgets are good with the reverse camera and blue tooth. I only got the basic model. The car is a bit smaller than I first thought as I am struggling with room after having to fit two baby seats in the back.
Luv it so far. Only picked it up 5 days ago and can’t find any faults yet. Handles the road well, spacious inside. . Could do with a bigger glove compartment as the manual takes up most of the room. Got the red one and it’s gorgeous. Just got to keep hubbies hands off it cause it’s all mine!! Now a few years later: I purchased the bright red one and it is susceptible to showing scratches with little effort. ie my handbag has metal handles and this has scratched the doors usually getting into the car. Still love it though
- CX-5 KF Maxx Sport FWD, 2.0L Petrol (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
GREAT FAMILY CAR
This car is great. It is a very smooth and quiet ride. We bought a automatic so of course there is that jolt when going up hill when the car is increasing speed. Apart from that it drives great and smooth.
The aircon in the front is great however the lowest temperature is 18 (our last car was a Mazda bt50 2014 and it went down to 16). The rear aircon is not that great however, it doesn’t have a strong flow and doesn’t feel as cold as the front. I also am not a big fan of the up and down buttons for the aircon temperature because they are but...tons. In our last car they were knobs and that was much better. A major feature I love is the dash between the two front seats for operating the display, it’s so smooth and easy to navigate. Connecting your phone via Bluetooth is very simple, however it doesn’t remember phones. This means you have to disconnect and reconnect another phone every time, instead of just selecting the other phone from the list. I have two kids in car seats and the backseat has plenty of room for these car seats without feeling crowed. You wouldn’t be able to have another person in the middle seat though. We have only had this car about two months now and bought brand new. Haven’t had any issues so I would say it’s reliable. We haven’t fueled up yet as we don’t drive that often so I can’t comment on that experience.
Love our new car
We've been driving our new CX-5 for a few months and absolutely love it. However, we have two baby seats in the back and it's a bit of a tight squeeze (we can't fit an adult in the middle back seat, but can fit another child). The boot is also on the small side when trying to fit in a pram and groceries etc. I'm not sure I'd want to drive a long distance in this due to lack of leg room with the baby seats, but it's an awesome run around town car and we're very happy with our purchase.
Love this car but not very roomy
I love this car and the its the top of the line model. I drove a CRV for years and when my son was younger and I'm glad I didn't have the CX5 then because the boot space is too small for a pram. Its a zippy little vehicle and good to drive but the space near the transmission etc is not as roomy as the Honda. The Cx5 drives better than the Honda, but it does lack space. I also find that I'm so comfortable in this car that it could be dangerous ie I'm too relaxed in it. I have the turbo diesel model so it has that nice rumbly truck noise, but oth...ers may not enjoy that. I love the lane departure warning system which helps me concentrate better. The heated seats are most welcome during winter. I do wish the Akera had a colour display system for speed etc rather than the paler yellow but I gather the newer models may have that. the automatic headlight system is easy to use. it dips when its sees another car approaching and goes to high beam automatically after they've passed. The headlights also follow the direction of your travel, but I haven't noticed a lot of difference with that. This car would have sold for well over $52k plus in 2014 but there's no way I would've spent that on it. Great second hand vehicle for me at this stage of my life, but if my son was smaller it would've been a bit crowded.
Love the car! The interior is very nice and the seating is way beyond comfortable. It’s speed is great and even has an extra little button to push on the pedal to go faster! It has USB plugs and aux to play my music through the speakers. I love the phone features and makes my drives easy!
- CX-5 KF Maxx Sport AWD, 2.5L Petrol (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
The best car i’ve ever had
This is the first automatic car i have driven since getting my licence 28 years ago it is the smoothest lightest car i have ever driven. Very economical. Extremely comfortable with the hand brake just a push of the button. I highly recommed everyone to test drive a mazda cx5
- CX-5 KF Akera AWD, 2.5L Petrol (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Absolutely wonderful car love the auto open/Close boot button, smooth running and quite engine too many safety features to name all side assist cameras, car proximity warning keyless operation and happy with boot illumination lights Newcastle Mazda were a joy to deal with and were helpful with purchase and when delivering vehicle.
Great car all round
Purchased a Mazda CX5 Diesel AWD GT earlier this year. Cannot fault this vehicle, it is very economical especially on long trips, climbing mountains easily, and very comfortable. The lane changing assist is really good and the "backseat driver" telling you when you are over the speed limit if also very handy as it is so easy to go over the limit without noticing. Would highly recommend this vehicle.
I previously had a Hyundai IX35 (which my daughter now drives) - tried to replace it with a Tucson which I would have been happy with but they could not provide one without a long wait. So I went down the road to Mazda and they had just what I wanted immediately available. A step up on quality, smoothness and standard from the Hyundai (which I thought was great anyway) so.. CX5 is terrific in my view.
I have only had this car about a month and I love it. Everyone I spoke to prior to buying it had rave reviews for their CX 5s. It's Great to drive. Comfortable, quiet and economical. Good sound system. Numerous safety features. Touch screen often doesn't respond well but safer to use dials whilst driving anyway.
Bought Maxx Sport 2.0 Auto '16 after comparing Nissan XTrail, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.
CX 5 have the best seat! . Responsive, fast acceleration, very fuel efficient, comfortable.
It's big enough but we hate the middle bump on the rear section. Wish it has more boot space though. .
perfect family car
It drives well, I've driven dozens of cars and this has a great feel. Responsive, fast acceleration, very fuel efficient, comfortable.
Its big enough to fit the family, dog and groceries but not so big that you struggle to fit through indoor car parks. Alot of the SUVs on the market are just monsters. This is a compact SUV, just perfect.
Questions & Answers
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
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
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