2017 Mazda Cx 5
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My Awesome Ride!!!

by 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...
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 speakers! I LOVE THIS CAR!!!
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An absolute joy to drive

by from Edison, NJ on April 23, 2017

Bought this last week. I test drove this early April & absolutely loved it & decided that this is the car i want. Waited for the GT White to hit the lots. As soon as i found the one i want & at a pr...
Bought this last week. I test drove this early April & absolutely loved it & decided that this is the car i want. Waited for the GT White to hit the lots. As soon as i found the one i want & at a price that i aimed for, i bought it the same day Have been driving this for only 2 days now, but what an absolute pleasure to drive. The cabin noise is way lower than the 2016.5 that i test drove a lot. The steering is firm, not too soft. the Grand Touring (GT) has all the bells & whistles that i wanted anyway. I added the Premium Package too on top of it. (Heated Steering Wheels, Heated Back Seats etc.) The main reason i went with the GT was the iActive Driving Display. The AR display on your windshield. the SUV has just the right amount of power. dont expect this to scream past other ones. its ideally tuned to give you the necessary acceleration. Trunk space is ok, nothing great. Love the way i can close the tailgate with my remote, unlike the VMW X3 which is a PITA as you have to go to the boot door to close it (safety they say) the Bose Sound system is good. the safety features are spot on. lane departure kinda needs getting used to (well here in Jersey, other drivers kinda make you drive over lines most of the time ;-)) Overall a great SUV. Highly recommend it
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First time madza buyer

by from Cave creek az on May 15, 2017

First the bad news . Sirus radio is only standard on grand touring model and cargo cover is also an option. Other than those two items, this is the best vehicle I have purchased. I have owned honda, t...
First the bad news . Sirus radio is only standard on grand touring model and cargo cover is also an option. Other than those two items, this is the best vehicle I have purchased. I have owned honda, toyotas, nissans, kias, hyundai, over the last twenty years and this vehicle has it all going for it. The reviews hit it right on the money. The styling is great, the interior is gorgeous, and milage is a steady 27 mpg. I purchased a pearl white exterior with tan interior touring model. I suggest that if your looking for a new car or suv you should Test drive the 2017 mazdas.
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Great technology

by from Northampton, PA on May 3, 2017

I drove 300 miles, all highway, and never had to touch the gas or brake. Cruise control with distance recognition is the best thing ever! All of the bells and whistles are worth it, and a great valu...
I drove 300 miles, all highway, and never had to touch the gas or brake. Cruise control with distance recognition is the best thing ever! All of the bells and whistles are worth it, and a great value for the money. Pros: Technology (all of it!), space (more than I thought I'd have), full leather interior, good acceleration. Cons: tires (run flat) a bit noisy, seats could be a bit more comfortable, and the radio controls could be a bit more intuitive. All in all, I love my new car :)
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Zoom Zoom!

by from Providence on May 13, 2017

My CX-5 is the PERFECT blend of utility, efficiency, and sporty driving dynamics! It doesn't SUCK with a (pricey) CVT transmission like some other compact/crossover SUV like the Nissan Rogue, Honda C...
My CX-5 is the PERFECT blend of utility, efficiency, and sporty driving dynamics! It doesn't SUCK with a (pricey) CVT transmission like some other compact/crossover SUV like the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. The drive is still smooth, quiet and the mpg is good even without the CVT trans. In terms of the driving experience only the Ford Escape and Hyundai Tuscon in the higher trims (Ecoboost turbos) was a competitive threat to the Mazda. That said, the exterior and interior styling of the Mazda won us over. The little things like the passenger doors opening all the way and the backseats having USB charging stations and cubby space for the phone/accessories with the middle console folding down individually (perfect for lodging our snowboards without losing passenger space). So we got the Soul Red Crystal in the touring model with the i-activsense package which is the less popular of the two premium packages available for the touring model (which is why the dealer gave us a good deal). Unlike the Ford and the Tuscon, there is no Apple or Android play as of right now. I don't care about XM radio (which yes is only available in the Grand Touring) but that shouldn't be a deal breaker. The special paint is an extra $600 but OMG it's worth every penny!
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Far better then past CX5 models

by from Columbus, OH on April 28, 2017

The 2017 CX5 Touring is such a pleasure to drive. Compared to the 2014/2016/2016.5 models, the ride is so much smoother both on the highway and around town, the seats are more comfortable, the cabin ...
The 2017 CX5 Touring is such a pleasure to drive. Compared to the 2014/2016/2016.5 models, the ride is so much smoother both on the highway and around town, the seats are more comfortable, the cabin is so much quieter and the body is eye catching. The standard features in the Touring model rival many other brands in this CUV class as well as luxury models. The attention to detail in the new design, ride, cabin and comfort are to be commended.
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It's incredibly fantastic!

by from Columbia, MO on June 29, 2017

After tons of research I chose the 2017 CX-5 GT and could not be happier. The obvious competitor is the new CR-V and I actually waited for the new Tiguan as I also currently own a 2015 Passat. Skippin...
After tons of research I chose the 2017 CX-5 GT and could not be happier. The obvious competitor is the new CR-V and I actually waited for the new Tiguan as I also currently own a 2015 Passat. Skipping through all the gritty details, if you buy a CX-5 you will be giving up interior room. The backseat is comfortable but not nearly as spacious as the Tiguan & CR-V and the same can be said for the cargo area. Mazda cannot compete here, it's simply a smaller car. Fuel mileage is good but not as good as the CR-V, so something to keep in mind as the real driving reports say the difference is about 3mpg on average. However where the CX-5 shines is it's exterior design and interior quality. Both the CR-V and Tiguan are bland to me whereas the CX-5 is gorgeous and luxurious. As a Realtor and essentially having a mobile office this is what resonated with me. It's beautiful without screaming "he's making too much money" like a BMW, Audi or Mercedes. I chose the white and it makes for a clean and classic look with the chrome and black accents while the white and black contrasting interior makes for a eye-catching entrance that neither the CR-V or Tiguan can claim. It's sporty yet functional rather than the everyday blah personality of the CR-V or the "mini" minivan look of the Tiguan. It's strikes a perfect balance for me and many others as you can see how highly satisfying this car is based on the reviews. One last note, it's exceptionally quiet which has been one of the most gratifying aspects of the car. Go drive one, I think you will be very impressed you can get THIS type of car for $33K!
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Champagne Taste, Beer Money

by from Philadelphia, PA on June 27, 2017

Luxury styling, quiet cabin, smooth ride. Engine performance is average, but moves just fine. Handling is excellent for a car of this class. This thing is fun to drive. Qualms: -Blind Spot Monitor a ...
Luxury styling, quiet cabin, smooth ride. Engine performance is average, but moves just fine. Handling is excellent for a car of this class. This thing is fun to drive. Qualms: -Blind Spot Monitor a bit too sensitive -Parking sensors not standard -No digital Speedometer (unless you opt for HUD) -Navigation is inferior to Waze -No Apple Carplay (but that's changing soon supposedly) If those things were included, this would be the perfect car for us. Love everything else about it.
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Beautiful Car!!

by from Chicago, Il on May 7, 2017

My husband and I came to Russ Darrow Metro Mazda in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to test drive and purchase a car, and we left with exactly what we were looking for. The process was painless and everyone was ...
My husband and I came to Russ Darrow Metro Mazda in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to test drive and purchase a car, and we left with exactly what we were looking for. The process was painless and everyone was very helpful. Chris was a great salesman and answered all of our questions. Adam, the GSM, was very accommodating. While we were waiting for them to get our car ready, they had a nice waiting area with coffee, water and snacks. Overall, we are very pleased with the experience and would recommend this company to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle. We LOVE our Mazda CX-5 and could not be more happy with it. It is sleek and came with all of the amenities that we were looking for. We would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for space and luxury.
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Awesome so far

by from Carlsbad, California on July 19, 2017

I have had the CX-5 for only a week so take this review with a grain of salt. I am a big CR-V fan and when the new one came out, I really never thought twice about buying CR-V. It was just the car I...
I have had the CX-5 for only a week so take this review with a grain of salt. I am a big CR-V fan and when the new one came out, I really never thought twice about buying CR-V. It was just the car I was going to get (I had owned one before and loved it). But, since I am super picky about cars, I had to test drive all the others before I bought. I drove all the SUV's in the class and by a very wide margin, the CX-5 was the best. Not the biggest but as far as interior quality, styling, overall fit and finish, and general sense of solidness, this car could not be beat. By the way, this is my first Mazda and I was a bit worried about the reliability since I am a Honda guy. However, I read all the reviews and feel confident this car will be great. At least test drive one and you will be convinced!
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