(4.8) 56 reviews
MSRP: $24,045$30,695
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 26-27
Engine: 187-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2017 Mazda CX-5

Our Take on the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Our Take

Since its launch in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV has been a hit for the Japanese brand, accounting for a quarter of Mazda sales around the world. Mazda revealed the second-generation CX-5, which goes on sale first in Japan in February 2017 before arriving in other markets. Read Full Report

The redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 fixes several of the problems that plagued the previous version — offering a smoother ride, quiet cabin and a much improved backseat — while remaining fun to drive.

What We Don't Like

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay at launch
  • Touchscreen locks when car is moving
  • Less cargo room than competitors
  • Backseat legroom
  • Multimedia control knob tricky to use
  • Diesel engine comes later

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • New styling inside and out


Our Expert Reviews

The redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 fixes several of the problems that plagued the previous version — offering a smoother ride, quiet cabin and a much improved backseat — while remaining fun to drive. Read full review for the 2017 Mazda CX 5

Consumer Reviews


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My Awesome Ride!!!

by Tina Marie Thibodeaux Cochran from Woodlands,TX on April 29, 2017

I've never had so much fun driving a car! It's such a smooth ride like a luxury high dollar vehicle it floats. In addition, it drives like a sports car! The sound system is amazing with 10 BOSE spe... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2017 Mazda CX-5.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.

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).

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.