2018 Mazda CX-5

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$24,150

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2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent steering and handling
  • Quiet cabin
  • Adaptive cruise control that works to a stop
  • Interior materials
  • USB charging ports in backseat
  • Gas pedal and transmission responsiveness

The bad:

  • Touchscreen locks when SUV is moving
  • Less cargo room than competitors
  • Backseat legroom
  • Multimedia control knob tricky to use

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Blind spot warning system now standard
  • Four-cylinder engine adds cylinder-deactivation technology
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LED headlights standard
  • Active safety features available

2018 Mazda CX-5 review: Our expert's take


What it is: 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. The CX-5 was fully redesigned last year and delivers an above-average driving experience. It competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.


New standard features include a leather steering wheel and shift knob, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. Meanwhile, the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine gains cylinder-deactivation technology that shuts down the outside cylinders when cruising to save gas.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Absolutely love this car

I’m 72 and have owned many cars including jags, Volvo, bmw, ect this is the nicest, comfortable car I’ve had, l suspect that kept in good condition and serviced correctly it will last many years, if you are looking for a reliable, attractive, zippy car then this is for you, l test drove all the similar cars and the cx5 was the car for me.

4.9

Fantastic Car and love Mazda Customer Service

My CX-5 is perfect for me. I love the look, the reliability and the brand. For a mid-priced car, the customer service is wonderful. Mazda has nailed the red and I love the apple car play.

5.0

Traded in my Subaru for a 2018 Mazda cx-5

I owned a 2016 Subaru Legacy for 5 years. After driving my wife's 2020 Mazda cx-5 I just had to have one also. While I enjoyed my legacy it felt rather boring in comparison to the Mazda. The cx-5 feels very upscale. It's very comfortable for 4 people and hey, it drives like a Mazda. Enough said.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

Compare the competitors

2019

Toyota RAV4

$25,650

starting MSRP

2018

Honda CR-V

$24,250

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2018

Hyundai Tucson

$22,550

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