2015 Mazda CX-5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Crystal White Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,061 - $20,615
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.7Comfort 3.8Styling 4.8Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is a fun-to-drive alternative to established compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. With a choice of two fuel-efficient engines, high-tech safety gear, and head-turning style, the Mazda CX-5 is largely carryover, with the exception of keyless entry now being standard on Touring and Grand Touring trims.

Mazda CX-5 Models & Trims

Sport $14,061 - $16,608
Horsepower: 155 hp - 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $16,079 - $18,732
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Grand Touring $17,322 - $20,615
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.45
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

The car is awesome and the "Soul red" color is beautiful!:).

The vehicle performs perfectly and is very reliable and safe. The features are great as well, but the wireless connectivity can be spotty on occasion. (I would have loved an AUX in jack). The headrests for the front seats are also not very comfortable for a short person (I am 5'2" with a shorter torso and the protruding part of the headrest hits my head at its most protruding point. I tried moving it up and down to no avail, so I settled for putting it on backwards. ) Overall this car is awesome.

Diana L
Helpful

My car drives really nice.

The only really problems that I have is a part of the top (runs from the windshield to the back window above the door frames) somehow went missing and I am assuming that happened when I went through a car wash. I love my car other than that. Able to connect with Bluetooth. It is a good size for me seeing that I usually only have 4 people at the most with me sometimes. One of the things people have told me when they drive my car is that it rides really nice and they enjoy driving it.

Lindsey M
Helpful

I love my Mazda! It is fun to drive and extremely reliable.

It is a lot fun to drive. I also like the size. I did not want a full size SUV and so this size is perfect for me. I can fit quite a bit of shopping in the back trunk and even more with the ability to fold the back seats down. It is roomy also. My son is 6'4" and he fits without bumping his head on the roof of the interior. Very reliable! I would buy another Mazda! I love the back up camera and the blind spot alert feature. I have heated seats which are nice in the winter.

La Donna B
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,061 - $16,608
$16,079 - $18,732

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 - 184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
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
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
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
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3223 - 3560 (.lbs)
3291 - 3560 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
185 (ft. lbs.)
185 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 (.lbs)
2000 (.lbs)

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
Standard
Standard

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
27 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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
Front
Side
Rollover

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

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

Steering Apr 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V203000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.
Consequence:
If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
Visibility > Windshield Jan 18, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 18, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16E002000
Summary:
Pilkington North America, Inc. (Pilkington) is recalling certain replacement windshields, model FW04026 GTY, manufactured November 23, 2015, to December 16, 2015 for use in Mazda CX-5 vehicles that are equipped with the Smart City Brake Support system. The affected windshields have a bracket mounted on the inside to hold a laser sensor or LIDAR device for the Smart City Brake Support system. These brackets were improperly affixed with only tape instead of tape and urethane and therefore may loosen.
Consequence:
If the bracket loosens or detaches from the windshield, the safety features of the Smart City Brake Support system may be disabled and therefore increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Pilkington will contact the wholesalers and retailers that purchased the windshields to try to identify the affected customers. The affected windshields will be replaced, free of charge. This recall began on February 15, 2016. Owners may contact Pilkington at 1-844-278-7230.
Structure > Body > Hatchback/liftgate Sep 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 5, 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. The recall began April 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.
Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly > Filler Pipe And Cap Feb 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V064000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016. The affected vehicles have a fuel filler pipe that may rupture in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
Consequence:
A rupture of the fuel filler pipe may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe, free of charge. The recall began on February 25, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. Mazda's number for this recall is 9216B.

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