2014 Mazda CX-5 Top Comparisons

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2014 Mazda CX-5Review
pkeshari_cg writes:
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I have this car for about 7 years now, still feels new and works like a new car. Its an SUV but not too big that it feels like a van, truck space is big enough. There is a little bit of road noise when I am driving but its not a deal breaker definitely.

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Guru99J7W6 writes:
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Great its very nice good quality fuel efficiency nice design

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Guru99HW95 writes:
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Excellent car Turbo is a plus. Great to drive!

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Erika writes:
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It ran smooth, handled well and allowed me to quickly move in and out of traffic when I needed to on my test drive. I also liked the backup camera feature and the sunroof option. This model doesnt have a remote power liftgate feature and it definitely should. This is comparable in features to a Buick encore without the luxurious feel to it.

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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Review
moormanm says:
Love, love, love this car so far! This is the one I finally purchased after checking the CX-5, CR-V, Rogue, RAV-4, and Tiguan. It has the best combination of all the good stuff with very little sacrifices. And the gas mileage is tops! Highly recommend.
vs2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"You can feel the response a bit more in the CX-5; it just feels like a stronger car in terms of power."
Handling Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD better.
"Maybe because the CX-5 feels more powerful, it makes the CR-V feel slightly smoother. Both are great rides."
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"This is what it finally came down to... The CX-5 is just so pretty and sexy! The CR-V is a bit more plain. I just get excited looking at it!"
Front Seats Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"Sitting in the front seats of the CX-5, I just remember thinking wow! I have so much room. The CR-V is also roomy so its very close."
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD better.
"Same as the front seats, it is only a tiny difference, not enough to make a choice between the two cars on that factor alone. Both have roomy front and rear seats. It feels like the CX-5 gave just a bit more to the driver and the CR-V gave just a bit more to the passengers."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD better.
"Its mere inches and I only chose because I had to. They are very comparable."
Family Car Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD better.
"it looks more like a family car and has just a bit more passenger room and just a bit more cargo room."
Value Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"Gas mileage is higher and its just a little bit better looking car!"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"I did buy the 2014 Mazda CX-5 because I got a 4 year newer car for only slightly more and its just a sexier looking vehicle."
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SportReview
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Best Compact Suv On The Market Right Now!!! — I really love this car. It drives really well for a 4 cylinder and gets excellent gas mileage for an suv period... it competes with most sedans but you still have the added space of an suv! The extra features of touchscreen dash, pandora, and bluetooth capabilities are all perks while on the road also. Great space for families in the backseat and trunk area.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Amazing on gas!!! Comfortable for a small family, great trunk space and back seat space, touchscreen dash and bluetooth capabilities, reliable, handles well on the road.

Cons: No 4 wheel drive!!!

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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWDReview
Simon writes:
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Good Car For Around Town And Longer Trips — Bought this car new from the dealer, it has great potential with only a few small inconviences. The price is slightly higher than a comparable CRV, but I've had people tell me they like my car over my dad's CRV of the same year. I did too, that's why I got it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Drives like it is a much sportier car for the engine size, very comfortable and smooth even at high speeds. Road noise isn't too bad, and features are good. Large amount of space in the back even with seats up, seats fold down almost flat for loads of space.

Cons: The USB/iPod interface is awful. With how widespread USB and iPod integration is, it really is pitiful to see this feature so flawed with little chance of updating.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2014 Mazda CX-5 SportReview
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Best Features / Mpg For The Price — I looked at the CR-V, RAV-4, Sportage, Sedona, Tuscon and many other mid-size crossover SUVs and all of them had considerably WORSE MPG for MORE COST. This was an easy no-brainer to buy. Once I felt how smooth the ride was, and the extras included for the price, I was sold. Luckily I got the metallic dark/midnight blue color which everyone loves, unlike the ugly Ford blue with its purple tint. After 2 months of driving, both automatic and manual mode, I'm getting great gas mileage, and I feel safe with its great safety rating. Would definitely buy again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Superb easy ride, best MPG in its class (almost 32 combined for me), seems very roomy inside, good storage space in back.  Feels solid and luxurious.  Quality vehicle.  Touchscreen audio has great sound!

Cons: GPS add-on cost is ridiculous ($700), bluetooth takes a while to resync, sun visors don't move back and forth, they just have the little slide out piece on the end, passing power is adequate but not great.  Wish manual mode didn't automatically downshift.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand TouringReview
texas_rfr writes:
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Looks Great, Fun To Drive — I love my MazdaCX-5. This is my first time owning a Mazda and I am very happy with it. The car is beautifully designed, it looks great on the road and it is fun to drive. It is reliable and comfortable. I drove mine to MIami and back with no issues. Maintenance prices are fair. All of the Mazda employees I have encountered have been very friendly and helpful

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great design, comfortable, reliable, fun to drive

Cons: None

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2014 Mazda CX-5 TouringReview
cozyjohn writes:
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Okay, But Better Options —

There is a great deal of road noise on this vehicle at highway speeds, particularly with concrete pavement (Interstates). In April I test drove the CX 5 and 4 other comparable SUVs, all the others (little to no road noise) were driven on the Interstate (dealers in the area) the only one not driven on the Interstate was the Mazda, my fault. The noise appears to be coming out of the rear wheel well area. I spend quite a bit of time on the Interstates for my job and the noise is constant. Friends say "just turn up the radio", but that’s not a solution. Both Consumer Reports and Popular Mechanics magazines have made it a point in their reviews to mention the "noise issue", wish I had read them first. The decision to purchase was based on my need to improve fuel economy, the looks and how the vehicle physically drove. (all of these are great) But I have regretted my purchase since the 1st road trip. Either a financial loss is taken by trading / selling it or I do something about it. So I have driven with the local dealer's lead Mazda mechanic, who said that it does appear that the noise is coming from the wheel wells and that the noise is acceptable, but referred me to the Service Manager. The Service Manager and the Mazda Regional Manager drove it and it was reported back to me by the Service Manager that the Regional said that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that was it. The SM said he would contact the Sales Dept to see if they would cover an undercoating for the wheel wells. Still waiting….. to hear back. If I don’t hear back then I will pay for something to lessen the “noise”. Of my last 5 vehicle purchases the CX 5 is the only one to have this issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel, looks, drives well

Cons: Road noise, road noise, hood shakes

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Review By GuruNYGFN

I like my CX5 Grand Tourings styling, comfort, handling, fit and finish. The only criticism I have is that the engine lacks the power Id prefer. I test drove the turbo version recently and was impres... Read More

Review By Nizar

Yes because it has very good reviews and people like them Read More

2019 Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Review By mimilgp

Little rough riding; some under body noise occasionally. It’s ok Read More

Review By Aaron

This midsize SUV is the perfect ride for my wife, she couldnt be happier. Lots of luxury in an affordable stylish package. AWD and decent 27mpg along with insurance rate drop with all the awesome saf... Read More

2018 Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Review By Amanda

This car is great on gas, very smooth to ride in. The seating is spacious , and it has great pick up speed. I love it! Read More

Review By GuruMZS3X

Great features, all the safety features, but no CD player!! Read More

2017 Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Review By Dharvender

Excellent car I wish I have a this Read More

Review By seanjoyc

I don’t know if 2017 is the right year, it always has to do with the combo of price, miles, and car history but the Mazda CX-5 is an amazing car. Test drive one if you are considering a compact SUV. ... Read More

2016 Mazda CX-5 Reviews

Review By Dale

I think is good value. Blind spot detection very accurate, Body style is a bit larger than nissan rogue sport. Wish it had back seat air vent in console Read More

Review By GuruMGLSZ

I had been looking forward to actually test driving an CX5 for months, but there had never been one close enough. So finally, this one was a mile away. I was shocked at how loud it was, how uncomfo... Read More

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