Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, a compact crossover SUV, made its debut in 2012 and has quickly gained popularity for its sleek design, engaging driving dynamics, and premium feel. Over the years, the CX-5 has received several updates, with the most recent models showcasing a refined interior and an array of advanced safety features. Owners often rave about the vehicle's agile handling, responsive steering, and upscale cabin, which create a driving experience that rivals some luxury brands. However, the CX-5 has been criticized for its modest cargo space compared to competitors and somewhat limited rear-seat legroom. Additionally, some drivers may find the infotainment system less intuitive than those found in other vehicles. Despite these minor drawbacks, the Mazda CX-5 remains a top pick for those seeking a stylish and fun-to-drive compact SUV with a premium feel.

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The Mazda CX-5, a compact crossover SUV, made its debut in 2012 and has quickly gained popularity for its sleek design, engaging driving dynamics, and premium feel. Over the years, the CX-5 has received several updates, with the most recent models showcasing a refined interior and an array of advanced safety features. Owners often rave about the vehicle's agile handling, responsive steering, and upscale cabin, which create a driving experience that rivals some luxury brands. However, the CX-5 has been criticized for its modest cargo space compared to competitors and somewhat limited rear-seat legroom. Additionally, some drivers may find the infotainment system less intuitive than those found in other vehicles. Despite these minor drawbacks, the Mazda CX-5 remains a top pick for those seeking a stylish and fun-to-drive compact SUV with a premium feel.

Mazda CX-5 Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2015

4.2

155 verified owner reviews

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Top 2015 Reviews

Emily F. from OH

Verified Owner · Aug, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 AWD

5.0

Every day I am excited to get in my car and drive it. The sense of pride I feel when I take my vehicle places is unlike anything I have ever experienced as a driver.

Deepak C. from AR

Verified Owner · Jul, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 AWD

3.0

The user interface for audio and Bluetooth is the most ridiculous and slowest I have seen in any car that I have driven. It is very slow, cumbersome and nonintuitive. It doesn't even go back to the last song played. Even old cassette players in cars had that feature! Pickup and driving is great but it's features like the audio system, poor instrument cluster display that have disappointed me.

Laura A. from MA

Verified Owner · Jun, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 AWD

5.0

I have thoroughly enjoyed my new vehicle.

Pamela H. from IL

Verified Owner · May, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD

Mazda CX-5 sound system/HD radio isn't that great. Otherwise I am loving this car so far.

Pamela M. from CA

Verified Owner · May, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 AWD

3.0

HATE the placement of the clock. HATE that there is no electronic speed output unless I use cruise control. HATE the gas mileage between 65-75--SUCKS!!! HATE that it looks like every other SUV on the road in its class... cookie cutter. HATE that you can only have one app going vs split screen like my husband's Toyota Tacoma. HATE that I only got 1 update for Navigation and that still doesn't list my house that has been built for over 2 years?!?!? HATE the armrest situation. HATE there is no compass ANYWHERE in the vehicle so I can see what direction I'm heading (used to having it on the mirror). HATE the way the car doesn't hold on a curve -- can't you make it handle/steer better? HATE the big turning radius for a call smaller than a BMW 3 Series. HATE HATE HATE the gas mileage!!

M F. from IN

Verified Owner · May, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD

Do like it a lot so far!

Bruce H. from CA

Verified Owner · May, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD

4.0

Overall satisfied with vehicle and pleasantly surprised at ecomomy. Negatives are cheap "B" rated tires, poor sound system and clunky display which has been fixed for 2016.

Tim O. from NJ

Verified Owner · May, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 AWD

3.0

The emergency brake pokes me in the leg when entering the car, and while driving. Rain, snow, road debris come in the bottom of the door and corrode the bottom door sill.

Jeff T. from CA

Verified Owner · Apr, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD

3.0

Fuel economy totally sucks and acceleration is sluggish for a mid-trim model. Disappointing.

Suzanne B. from TX

Verified Owner · Apr, 2015

2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD

5.0

More cup holders, and more storage.