The CX-5 is all-new for 2017, and it enters its second generation with sharper looks inside and out, enhanced technology and safety features, a strong value proposition and even a forthcoming diesel model. What hasn't changed is its athletic, fun-to-drive nature that sets it apart from rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
You'll Like The 2017 Mazda CX-5 If...
If you want a small SUV that is fun to drive, boasts stylish design and has impressive standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, the CX-5 checks all the right boxes. Loaded up in Grand Touring form, it could give luxury-compact SUVs a run for their money.
You May Not Like The 2017 Mazda CX-5 If...
If sheer interior room is more important to you than zesty driving manners, you might prefer the CR-V or RAV4, which pack more cargo space than the Mazda. If power is your thing, turbocharged versions of the Subaru Forester, Ford Escape and Kia Sportage pack plenty more of it.
I chose the Mazda cx-5 because I was expecting a baby and needed extra room. I was previously in a Nissan Altima coupe which was very low to ground and not very backseat friendly. The cx-5 has been the perfect size for us. I am able to get my son in and out with ease. There's plenty of trunk space which was pretty important since we travel a lot. I have had the vehicle for almost a year and it has been very reliable. I feel very safe in it. Performance lags a little behind what I am use to in vehicles. There's a delay when trying to accelerate which is a little concerning when getting on the highway. Also when making big turns, something seems off which I'll need to take in soon to get checked out. The interior of the car can somewhat stain easily. There's a big mark on my seat that I haven't been able to get up but with the dark interior, it is hard to notice. Other than that, I love my car. The sound system is awesome. It uses Bose which is very clear. I have never had a back up camera which is extremely helpful and makes me feel more secure while driving with my little one. The navigation and app features are also a plus. I am able to connect my phone through Bluetooth and stay connected to my texts, calls, and music! I have already had one oil change which was complimentary through Mazda. With an appointment, I was only there for about 30 minutes before I was on the road again. They were very friendly and helpful. Although more expensive, I will definitely be taking my car back.
"Vehicle is absolutely phenomenal on gas".
Mazda cx-5 crossover SUV refines every element of Mazda’s design and technology, raising the bar for the line-up’s combination of fuel efficiency, driving fun, award-winning looks and top-class safety. I love my 2017 Mazda cx-5. My exterior is white, and what would be perfect is to offer cognac leather seats. Also the cx-5 needs to have a power liftgate, heated seats, and a few extras that would make my vehicle perfect. The highlights are fuel economy and Bose speakers.
Focusing on the absolutely phenomenal gas!! Options however were limited in the interior color options, auto tailgate was not an option, heated steering was not an option, rear seats do not have heat/cooling options, sunroof does not have an automatic close or move, all windows should be powered up and down (one touch), backup camera needs more clarity and warning improvements, rearview mirror needs more adjustability, front seats need more power options, and smart technology and radio signal strength definitely needs work. Overall very pleased with my vehicle.
Safety, comfort and reliability features with the best style.
My driver seat and steering wheel allows me to comfortably drive, depending on the feel of my body and how I wish to move things. The cx-5 had a number of new safety features added, is AWD and great on gas which gives me satisfaction in knowing I am driving a reliable, safe, vehicle that will get me from point A to point B, and will last. I actually spoke with my dealer today regarding the possibilities of buying out my car after my lease is up. The cx-5 has a tablet screen in the middle of the dash which allows me to control all music, GPS, and communication features right from the center of both of my seats with a round button that clicks from side to side and turns, allowing me to push down to select options. These leaves me with the ability to drive, and use my non-driving hand to navigate to a specific request, while watching the road without distraction.
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Electrical System > Wiring
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2017 CX-5 vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. This harness may be routed such that there is insufficient clearance between the harness and the exhaust muffler, allowing the wiring harness to contact the muffler.
Contact with the muffler may damage the trailer wiring harness, potentially resulting in the trailer lighting being inoperative, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the trailer hitch harness away from the muffler, replacing the harness if it is damaged, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1617K.
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