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2014 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Man Sport User Reviews
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Mazda Zoom Zoom Got Up and LeftBy evad the slayer, Dec 25, 2013Sadly the CX-5 Sport with the wonderful manual transmission is the only model still saddled with the 155 HP engine. All others including cheaper Mazda 6's have the 184 HP engine standard. In short, Mazda seems not to care about giving customers what they want. Instead, for reasons completely baffling, they make a great manual shifter and then decide to stuff it with a vastly underpowered engine. Further, the new 6 comes with a manual shifter, the 184 HP engine (even in the base configuration) plus leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. None of which can be had on the base sport. I have written the management several times to at least make the engine upgrade an option, but NO, they won't. Their apparent aim is to kill any manual transmission sales on the CX-5 and make them all automatic. YUCK. MAZDA, if any one of you can read English, please upgrade that model. ...moreNice
Lousy ending in base Sport model with manual shift.Trim 2014 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Man Sport
Age Group 65+
Ample power with the new 2.5 L engine, great handling and mileage, best tech per dollarBy Alan Reynolds, Dec 28, 2013The mid-range touring model has a great rear camera and lane departure warnings in the terrific big side mirrors. This is important safety tech that rivals like Ford Escape charge more for. Also has a great standard radio with HD and bluetooth, and voice control for radio and phone even if you don't buy the Tom Tom navi. It really does have zoom-zoom with the 2.5 L engine in this class, taking corners like a VW or BMX X3. The Escape came close, but CR said the seats have no support unless you upgrade to leather and Ford charged nearly $500 for the red I wanted (Mazda soul red is WOW for $300). The cloth interior is posh, handy and comfy. Great attention to details. Rated 25 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway, which beats even the hybrid Ford Escape. I average 23.7 around town with the a/c on, using 87 octane. A really terrific car, practical and fun. ...moreGreat handling and mileage. Smoothest transmission of all. Rear camera and lane departure warning.
Wind noise at high speed, but no worse than a BMW X5 I once owned and the big mirrors are worth it.Trim 2014 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Auto Touring
Age Group 65+
More power is a good thingBy John Yee, Jan 25, 2014With every car manufacturer in the world focusing on how to eke out more MPG, performance has taken a back seat in today's cars. Thankfully, I was pleased to see that Mazda took the feedback from its CX-5 in the first year to fit in a new 2.5L engine with more power than before. I looked at the CX-5 when it first came out last year, satisfied with its looks and content with the interior space, but boy was it a snore to drive. I decided to give it another look when Mazda announced it'll come with a bigger and more powerful engine while still maintaining a respectable MPG figure. For the price, the CX-5 is a good buy, but there are alternatives if you're willing to shop around and don't hold allegiance to Mazda. ...morePerformance is decent, great MPG, interior space is good
Still a bit of a bore to driveTrim 2014 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4dr Auto Sport
Age Group 25-34
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