DO NOT BUY!
Would not recommend! Purchased this car about year ago from Jim Glover and recently got an oil change. Leaving work couple days after and noticed large amount of oil where I was parked. Found out my cylinder is cracked. Also found out there is a issue with how the manufacture made it so I called Mazda and addressed my issue and have to wait another week to bring it in. Contacted Jim Glover and addressed my issue and they said if I pay $7,500 I could get a trade in! Its their fault for putting a defective vehicle on the market! Now I have to drive smelling burning oil and coolant mixed until I can get it into Mazda dealership and pay $185 just for them to diagnose it.
egh...there's better cars out there.
I feel like this car is barely going...it has no power. every time I drive over 60, it literally struggles to get there. I can hear the engine all the time when I drive it and it's really annoying. I don't know, I'll give it a 4/10. sure, it's a good looking car. but...I find this car to be a good start for beginner drivers.
First car, perfect car.
I love my 2018 Mazda CX-5 to absolutely no end! I have a blast driving it, and it is my first car. I have the Touring FWD model, but it does NOT skimp out on features, it has blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, back-up camera, Automatic Emergency Braking, airbags EVERYWHERE, and whole plethora of other safety features. It is very quick, reliable, and fun to drive. My only complaint is there is not much in the way of cabin storage. But it is not a deal breaker, since the trunk of the car has a large cargo area, and lots of room in the spare tire area. It has an amazing Bose speaker system and I was given this car for my birth day at about 30k miles, but it was purchased new. I have FWD (Front wheel drive) but it still does amazing in conditions like rain, and minor snow. It is also the only car from this segment that placed a good rating on the IIHS Crash Test. It is often on par with luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes but having the advantage of being half the cost and Japanese so it lasts forever and also since it's not German, the repairs won't cost a house mortgage. However, if you get a 2018, make sure you get an updated Navigation SD Card. I cannot recommend this car enough, it is perfect in nearly everyway. I am now a loyal Mazda customer, and will always have a Mazda in my garage, I trust them more than any other automaker. Perks: Large backseat (I am 6'1 and can for the most part fit comfortably in the back) Fun to drive Fuel efficient Safety Feature galore Reliable and cheap to maintain Excellent use of space Cons: If I had to choose, not as much cabin storage as I want, but I want more than the average person.