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2013 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Man Sport User Reviews
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Best Crossover on the marketBy Brian, Aug 22, 2013I waited to buy a Mazda CX-5 for almost 6 months so I could get the stronger 2.5l engine. I did not test drive the 2.0l but every review I read said that the engine on the CX-5 was not strong enough. Well, the 2.5l will not burn the rubber off your tires, but it does a great job giving the CX-5 more pepp than it's competitors. The only vehicle I test drove that rivaled it was a Turbo from Ford. Everyone should drive this Crossover if you are in the market. Not saying you have to buy, but the market has so many good vehicles in it you should test drive as many as possible. I did the Rav4, CR-V, and Escape. I looked at the Rogue but did not test drive it. The CX-5 drove better than all of them. It felt like a midsize sedan in the way it handled. I was so impressed that I wanted to drive the Mazda 6 just to see how that engine performed in an actual sedan. The design of the CX-5 is now reflected across the whole line up of Mazda. Any remnants of Ford's influence on the brand is gone. The Kodos style is unique but familiar in other vehicles. Many people thought I had bought a BMW when I first drove around in my new ride. The interior is well done, but I have seen better. A few things bother me about the crossover but they are trivial. The AC is not strong enough to handle Houston heat to keep the crossover cool. You have to turn the AC on or near it's highest setting to get comfortable. Rear AC is not existant but should be. With a vehicle that is stripped down of insulation and weight AC should be in both rows to make passengers anywhere in the CX-5 comfortable. The only other complaint I have is the clock. The lights on the dash are white the clock is orange. Is it too hard to make them match? It sticks out and for some reason I cannot say bothers me. With almost 3,000 miles on the crossover that is the only two complaints I have. I've talked about the drive and my complaints, now a few of the good things. I love the feel of the seats and stearing wheel. None of the other crossovers I drove matched it for comfort. Being able to move the steering wheel into almost any position makes it great for driving. I love the look of the dash and nav screen. Reviews I have read state the screen is too small, but I think it is just right. Car reviews make it sound like they'd like to have a big screen TV in the middle of any crossover but too much it too much. I enjoy the touch screen and think it is great that I can also find a nob to do just about anything I can with a touch. Chrome accents are perfectly done and the plastic dash is not cheap looking as I have seen in other vehicles. Cloth seats are made with good to great materials and the 40-20-40 split seat is perfect for throwing something in the middle when I have two folks in the back seat. 17 inch tires handle the road perfectly and I have read that the 19 inch tires on the grand touring make the ride of the CX-5 a bit rough. Mazda did a great job with the rim design and I have no interest buying aftermarket rims for the crossover. Just to sum up everything, if you can't tell already, I think I have become a Mazda convert. I do think I will buy from Mazda again and soon. I have my eyes on the Mazda 6 now for my son when he gets old enough to drive. ...moreGreat driving experience, seats, steering wheel feel, and design.
Clock light colorTrim 2013 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Auto Touring
Age Group 35-44
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