Based on Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
A replacement for the Tribute, the CX-5 slots at the bottom of Mazda's SUV lineup. With five seats and front- or all-wheel drive, it's one of the few small SUVs to offer a manual transmission. Mazda's SkyActiv four-cylinder delivers better gas mileage than competitors such as the ... Read Full Report
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The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an exceptional SUV — sullied, unfortunately, by myriad characteristics that could be deal-breakers for certain buyers. Unlike the Mazda Tribute, a Ford Escape clone, the CX-5 compact SUV that takes its place has no Ford roots. It comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a pea-sized, high-tech four-cylinder. An automatic transmission is optional on the CX-5's ba... Read full review for the 2013 Mazda CX 5
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I traded in my V8 chevy truck for this Mazda. So far, I am so glad I did. I am 6'2" and I have leg room to drive and sit in the back seat. My drivers seat does not hit the back seat like most of the c... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.