2015 Mazda CX-5

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Mazda CX‑5 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance of 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Driving dynamics
  • Steering feel
  • Cabin materials
  • Gas mileage estimates

The Bad

  • Performance of 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Ride quality might be too firm for some
  • Available touch-screen is on the small side
  • TomTom-based navigation system's ease of use
2015 Mazda CX-5 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2015 Mazda CX-5

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine available
  • Low-speed collision-avoidance option
  • Integrated text messaging support available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • FWD or AWD

2015 Mazda CX-5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The CX-5 is Mazda's entry in the small-crossover segment. With five seats and front- or all-wheel drive, it's one of the few small crossovers to offer a manual transmission. Trim levels are Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and the CX-5 competes with the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes for 2015.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch alloy wheels optional
  • Dual tailpipes
  • Body-colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals; heated side mirrors optional
  • Available adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available fog lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cloth upholstery; heated leather-trimmed seats optional
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic air conditioning optional
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port; Bose premium stereo optional
  • Cruise control
  • Push-button start
  • 60/40-split folding seat
  • Available 40/20/40-split folding seat
  • Available 5.8-inch touch-screen
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio capability
  • Available TomTom-based built-in navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 150 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available 184-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder makes 185 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual t...
Vehicle Overview

The CX-5 is Mazda's entry in the small-crossover segment. With five seats and front- or all-wheel drive, it's one of the few small crossovers to offer a manual transmission. Trim levels are Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and the CX-5 competes with the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes for 2015.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 19-inch alloy wheels optional
  • Dual tailpipes
  • Body-colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals; heated side mirrors optional
  • Available adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available fog lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cloth upholstery; heated leather-trimmed seats optional
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic air conditioning optional
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port; Bose premium stereo optional
  • Cruise control
  • Push-button start
  • 60/40-split folding seat
  • Available 40/20/40-split folding seat
  • Available 5.8-inch touch-screen
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio capability
  • Available TomTom-based built-in navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 150 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available 184-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder makes 185 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Traction control
  • Available backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available Smart City Brake Support

 


Latest 2015 CX-5 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great SUV

by TomF from Quinlan, TX on April 19, 2018

The CX-5 was replacing our Toyota Rav4 which had been a good vehicle. We got the "Touring" model which was loaded with all the feature we wanted and more. Read full review

(5.0)

I love this car!

by AmyLLight from Cleveland, OH on April 15, 2018

This car was everything I wanted! Very comfortable and fun to drive, I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely recommend this vehicle to my friends. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mazda

Program Benefits

At Mazda, everything we do is designed, engineered, tested and retested to make driving better. And our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are no exception. Each one comes with the confidence to greet every turn, on- ramp and green light with the same driving enthusiasm Mazda owners know so well.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Each Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a 12-Month/12,000- Mile Additional Limited Warranty with no deductible on covered components, which begins when the factory warranty ends. If it's out of warranty, the 12-Month/12,000-Mile Limited Warranty begins on the certified retail date.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Mazda quality inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CX-5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker