2015 Mazda CX-5

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$21,545

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2015 Mazda CX-5
2015 Mazda CX-5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

3 trims

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Mazda CX-5?

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV with seating for five that compares to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. It is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All trims are available with front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2015 Mazda CX-5?

There have been no significant changes for the 2015 model year.

How Does the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Compare to Other Small SUVs?

The Mazda CX-5 is already a strong contender in the market, and recent updates make it an even more appealing choice. Its enhanced power allows it to compete with the best of the best, even in this crowded vehicle class.

What Features in the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Are Most Important?

The CX-5 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is also available. For additional power, drivers have the option of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers 184 hp.

Significant standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual tailpipes, body-colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, push-button start and a 60/40-split folding backseat. Available amenities include adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power moonroof, a Bose premium stereo, navigation, heated leather-trimmed seats and Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio.

As required on every new 2015 vehicle, the CX-5 is outfitted with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Additional standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and Hill Launch Assist. Available safety amenities consist of a backup camera, blind spot warning system and Smart City Brake Support.

Should I Buy the 2015 Mazda CX-5?

Its driving dynamics and luxurious cabin materials make the Mazda CX-5 a standout in the class. However, when it comes to tech features, the available touchscreen is fairly small, and the navigation system is not the most user-friendly.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Feeling good so far

The vehicle is very comfortable and drives very smooth. I have never owned a Mazda before, but would very much consider getting another one in the future.

4.9

We love it!

This car has plenty of power. Cruise control speed stays almost constant even on hills and over mountain passes. It handles well in the snow with the AWD getting through everything we've had this year at 7300' in the Rocky Mountain foothills. The vehicle accommodates different types of cargo, especially with the back seats down. It gets great mileage -- we're usually in the high 20s, but we got over 34 on a recent trip to Arizona. The car turns on a dime so it's easy to park and very responsive. The few things we wish this car had are a higher center console to rest our elbow on during longer drives, non-leather seats because they feel harder/stiffer than the cloth and things slide off the seats easily; and a cargo cover. We got the leather seats because they were in the Touring trim package that includes the electronic seat controls. Three of us drive the car and we range from one extreme to the other on the seat position spectrum. Overall, we are very happy with this vehicle.

5.0

A Very Dependable Car

This car is very comfortable to drive. I like the looks and particularly the color Soul Red. I was surprised at how much room there is for transporting things. I previously owned a Mazda MPV.

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