2013 Mazda CX-5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Sky Blue Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,667 - $15,835
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
155
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 3.5Styling 4.6Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

As the first vehicle in the automaker's lineup to fully implement the weight-saving/efficiency-enhancing Skyactiv design technologies, the new 2013 Mazda CX-5 brings together style, spirit, and class-leading fuel efficiency in Sport/Touring/Grand Touring trims and front-drive/all-wheel-drive configurations. This 5-passenger compact crossover complements a generous helping of standard equipment with upline options that include Bose premium audio and TomTom in-dash navigation.

Mazda CX-5 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $10,667 - $12,984
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Touring $13,258 - $15,835
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $12,868 - $15,811
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.35
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You will love to drive the Mazda CX-5 and be impressed with the whole package

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The only things I have been unhappy with about this vehicle are a malfunctioning tire pressure sensor, the way cargo slides around in the rear cargo area and the limited capacity of internal storage on the factory navigation system. Otherwise I love the car and it is fuel efficient, quality made and fun to drive. I love the style of it and the interior is very pleasing.

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The Mazda CX-5 is a fuel-efficient midsize car that is great for road trips.

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The Mazda CX-5 is a fantastic car that gets great gas mileage, making it the perfect car for road trips. It is not too small of a car that you have to cram people into the back or cannot fit luggage, but has plenty of space. The only downside is that it doesn't have rear AC for the passengers, but for this stage in life, it is a good car and gets us where we need to go.

Robert T
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Reliable and fun to drive!

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Have had zero issues mechanically and almost to hit 100, 000 miles. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 for my satisfaction level is because I purchased the standard model and it does not have a lot of options and upgrades as other models. This is my second Mazda. The first I drove 200, 00 miles plus and only had oil and tire changes. Super reliable vehicles.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,667 - $12,984
$13,258 - $15,835

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L 16
2.0L 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 - 40.1 (in.)
39 - 40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65R17
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
36.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
179.3 (in.)
179.3 (in.)

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3208 - 3426 (.lbs)
3272 - 3426 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Torque

Torque
150 (ft. lbs.)
150 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.8 (gal.)
14.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
30 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
M
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) *
  • Traction control system (TCS) *
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Fold-away brake pedal assembly
  • Advanced dual front airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all positions -inc: front pretensioners w/force limiters
  • LATCH system
  • Window lock out feature
  • Tire pressure monitoring system *
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind spot monitoring system

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Structure Sep 6, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V644000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
Consequence:
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Mazda sent an interim notifications to owners November 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.

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