2015 MAZDA CX-5
Why did you buy it? - The Mazda brand is very high on the reliability and performance list as compared to other Japanese segment cars. It is value for your money.
How do you use it? - for work and pleasure
What features would you like to point out? - The "Touring" trim that I purchased has features found only in the top trims of other brand of cars. Some of the features that attracted me where the blind spot monitoring, keyless start, back seat fold down 40-20-40, and with the technology package it becomes fully loaded with a moon roof, navigation system, Bose speaker system, and smart city break for extra safety. Only draw back is that there is no free services from the manufacturer or the dealers in the early stages of the car. All services are paid services. Some of the manufacturers do provide the first 2 services for free of charge. The biggest selling point is that is completely manufactured and assembled in Japan and then imported here to the US.
Any advice to other car buyers? - do your home work before you settle on this big investment.
by VINEET K JAIN
2015 MAZDA CX-5
I was looking for this car for a few months. I had it narrowed down to the Touring AWD. A lot of nice features (blind spot monitoring, advanced keyless entry, push button start, large touch screen, etc.). I plan to add Navigation later (aftermarket), it's easy to do with the large touchscreen. I luckily found a 2015 with only 4700 miles on it, so I jumped on it. Love the car.
by JOE HOSSENLOPP
2015 MAZDA CX-5
I have owned this car for about a month, and it has performed solidly. PROS: Large interior without feeling like you have to over-reach to access controls; Reasonable MPG (I'm averaging 27 MPG mixed street and highway); Doesn't feel bulky to drive, responds like a sedan; Good Storage and fold-down seats for extra carrying capacity; Safety features (rear-view camera, blind spot notification) are really awesome having come from a car that didn't have those features; Bluetooth Handsfree is nice - but pretty much standard on anything 2013 or newer regardless of the make; Rear Windshield Wiper.
CONS: Road noise is a bit louder than I expected (Honda CR-V was quieter) but not a dealbreaker; Single USB port in the front vs. multiple ports in other makes - but there are multiple (3 - 2 in front, one in the storage area) ports that you can slip a converter into to charge / use your devices; Sound Quality of the stock system is meh; When using bluetooth, my recipient hears background noise, but not to the point where they can't understand me.
MISC: Carseats - I have 2 kids under 5, so 2 carseats are in the back. I could squeeze with some difficulty 3 bases into the back using the LATCH system for the two closest to the doors, and the seatbelt for the center carseat. If you are going to have 3 bases, make sure you grab a narrow one like the Diono Radian so you don't have to puzzle as much.
Overall this is a solid car that has performed well and I would recommend to others.
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