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Mazda has long been credited for building cars that reward driver engagement, and it has recently earned a reputation for adding upscale features at relatively bargain prices. With the 2019 CX-5 Signature, those two roads have met.

A supple leather interior with wood and chrome accents, convenient tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an engaging driving experience all mix together, resulting in a car ready to steal market share from established premium automakers. But will it succeed?

The Mazda CX-5 seems to have everything a luxury-car buyer would want, except for an expensive logo on the steering wheel. So, while Mazda may be fully capable of building a premium vehicle, there is a final question left to answer: Will consumer perception of the Mazda logo keep it off shopping lists filled with Acuras and Infinitis?

Presenter: Matt Smith
Cinematographer: Jake Hughes

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Comments

    • Islander NY
      Islander NY

      Paint chipping,not reliable piece of shi..customer support dont exist.
      No long term value.

      about 26 days ago
    • Gulupumo
      Gulupumo

      Did you use winter tires on this vechile? Could you manually force AWD system to engage rather than relying on some unreliably "intelligence"?

      about 2 months ago
    • sweet lady
      sweet lady

      I'm gonna have to find out b4 I purchase 1!! I want no parts of a ford on any vehicle of mine

      about 2 months ago
    • Daniel Bob
      Daniel Bob In reply to sweet lady

      Lol. Mazda is Japanese

      about 18 days ago
    • sweet lady
      sweet lady

      Do mazdas have ford parts on them???? Not interested if they do! I want nothing to do with a ford!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • XavierMacX
      XavierMacX In reply to sweet lady

      They stopped working with Ford a long time ago. Not sure about the parts, though.

      about 2 months ago
    • Manuel Elias
      Manuel Elias

      I wish it had a bigger screen and a panoramic roof.... I may just go for the xc40. Lexus front is too ugly to even consider.

      about 2 months ago
    • Hoi Yo
      Hoi Yo

      Difficult on my mind and ears to get through this video. We are the talented people?

      about 3 months ago
    • Ronald P
      Ronald P

      41K for this, 33K for the CX3 high end version. Not your fault, this is what they give you to review but I'd rather see the more affordable versions.

      about 3 months ago
    • Rick Nese
      Rick Nese

      I'm looking at buying one. Can anyone tell me about cabin noise and bump absorption? I want a quiet cabin and something that's a smooth ride. Thanks.

      about 3 months ago
    • XavierMacX
      XavierMacX In reply to Rick Nese

      Have had a 2018 CX-5 since August of 2018, and the interior cabin is VERY QUIET. The suspension is excellent... I drive in and around Boston, and never feel the potholes!! Maybe that's bad for my tires, but it's good for my bum lol

      about 2 months ago
    • Rick Nese
      Rick Nese In reply to Rick Nese

      +MrLanceboil Thank you!

      about 2 months ago
    • MrLanceboil
      MrLanceboil In reply to Rick Nese

      Rick Nese my wife and I have just driven this car found a 2016 models were quite noisy in the cabin 2017 18 and 19 they have greatly improved the cabin noise it is excellent now also it is ridiculously solid vehicle and consumer reports reviews it and says it is a top pick for reliability

      about 2 months ago
    • J & J
      J & J

      I'd like to know how mazda is in reliability and quality. Anyone know where I can look or read up on?

      about 3 months ago
    • MrLanceboil
      MrLanceboil In reply to J & J

      Jinu J Consumer reports publishers reliability results and the CX five has top pic in that department

      about 2 months ago
    • Jim Baker
      Jim Baker

      Garden hose, this turbo is as fun as a garden hose haha, I drove it and couldn't tell if it had a turbo, not really that fast sorry Mazda no real zoom zoom in this garden hose, this Cx 5 is truly disappointing. I'll stick with my fun to drive 2016.5 CX 5

      about 3 months ago
    • 3lectronic0
      3lectronic0

      Rav4 2019 or this one?

      about 3 months ago
    • Kate Guns
      Kate Guns In reply to 3lectronic0

      3lectronic0 this is what I’m debating on

      about 2 months ago
    • Bill H
      Bill H

      If it’s direct injected, which I suspect it would be, it would be wiser to buy premium fuel since many of them have detergents to clean the valves better.

      about 3 months ago
    • Konrad Noworyta
      Konrad Noworyta In reply to Bill H

      In a direct injected engine the fuel and added detergents don't come in direct contact with the valves. That is, in fact, the main reason of carbon buildup, regardless of the fuel you use.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bill H
      Bill H

      A bargain shopper won’t cross-shop with a luxury brand.

      about 3 months ago
    • Johnny Tampocao
      Johnny Tampocao

      I just love this car it's the perfect size for me, the interior is beautifully laid out and it seems to perform very well in every surface.

      about 3 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      Car & Driver just tested CX-5 2 5t 0-60 mph at.6.2 seconds. That is about a half second faster than the RDX 2.0T.

      about 3 months ago
    • Sidney Diongzon
      Sidney Diongzon

      Woooo-hooo!!! The Whistler team!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Patti M
      Patti M

      I'm currently drive a Lexus ES but looking to move into the SUV world. I drove the CX-5 and really wanted to love it. I thought the features were great and it was a fun car to drive but it rode very rough. I've driven the new Rav4 which drove smoother but was not a peppy as the CX-5. I may stay with the Lexus NX but will admit I'm a bit aggrevated with Lexus that some features such as rain sensing wipers are not available on that model. One would think when spending $45,000 that would be standard. It's just hard to top the reliability of a Lexus. But I haven't completely decided against the CX-5 just yet.

      about 3 months ago
    • ScenicRouteTravelers365
      ScenicRouteTravelers365

      That was a really good review! I am cross shopping the CX5 against Porsche, Infinity Lincoln, Acura, Mercedes, and Lexus. SO YEAH the Mazda with the signature series is FREAKING KILLING IT! It looks like it is by far the best bang for the buck. The CX9 has even nicer interior so add that one to the list of cross shopping lol.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to ScenicRouteTravelers365

      zoltangz1 I agree with you

      about 3 months ago
    • zoltangz1
      zoltangz1 In reply to ScenicRouteTravelers365

      +Ben Lisi Yeah the price is far superior too !

      about 3 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to ScenicRouteTravelers365

      ScenicRouteTravelers365 I agree it's your money the CX nine is not a QX 50

      about 3 months ago
    • ScenicRouteTravelers365
      ScenicRouteTravelers365 In reply to ScenicRouteTravelers365

      +Ben Lisi says who? It's my money and those are the brands I'm comparing. Maybe you should look at the cx9 signature. As I said, for the money the Mazda wins.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to ScenicRouteTravelers365

      ScenicRouteTravelers365 Mazda is not a luxury brand can’t compete in the luxury field I saw a Mazda X5 close it’s not a luxury brand the Infiniti QX 50 is far superior in every way

      about 3 months ago
    • ludovicoC
      ludovicoC

      Isn't it the law in Canada that cars are required to have snow tires in winter? If so, then the review should have mentioned that, since the ride, road noise, and handling would all be affected for this test vs. testing with the standard tires.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ronald P
      Ronald P In reply to ludovicoC

      Ontario does not have a winter tire law. Many of us have them though.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bob Vee1
      Bob Vee1 In reply to ludovicoC

      Differs province to province, but I believe only mandatory in Quebec. The test car was registered in Ontario, (based on the plates), where I believe the only mandate is that drivers using winter tires must receive an insurance discount.

      about 3 months ago
    • minnie saab
      minnie saab

      ❤🚘❤🚘❤🚘❤🚘

      about 3 months ago
    • YoutubeHub
      YoutubeHub

      wish i had the money to get a cx 5

      about 3 months ago
    • Stephen Hendricks
      Stephen Hendricks

      Good job, Mazda. Haven't driven the new CX-5 but I've driven both the Mazda6 and the CX-9 with the same engine. I suspect its best application may be in the CX-5. The CX-9 is simply huge with a terribly inefficient allocation of interior space. (Less than the Kia Sorento that's over 10 inches shorter.) Furthermore, most of its competition (other than the Subaru Ascent) offer naturally aspirated V6's, engines that are better suited to the larger midsize CUV category.

      In the Mazda6 the 2.5L turbo does a good job but there the competition from the Honda Accord 2.0L turbo, a version of the engine in the Civic Type R, and naturally aspirated V6 Toyota Camry is stiff. The Mazda is undoubtedly superior to the earlier versions of the Accord and Camry but in terms of performance it trails both the new Honda and the Toyota.

      As nice as the Signature trim of the CX-5 is, I suspect it's a pipe dream to think it will steal many sales from the Acura RDX. Customers seriously shopping for an RDX won't be deterred by the price premium, especially in view of the more upscale interior, more room, and better dealer experience with the Acura. More likely it will make a dent in Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4 upper trim sales where the price points are roughly equivalent and the Mazda's engine is arguably superior.

      The most credible rival is likely to be the Hyundai Santa Fe. Its "tweener" size offers more utility than the smaller CX-5 and in its "Ultimate" trim, it comes close to the Signature trim of the Mazda with better infotainment, a panoramic sunroof, a center locking differential, and a variety of other innovative features. On the other hand, the Mazda is likely to handle better especially considering that its several hundred pounds lighter than the Hyundai. And while styling is obviously subjective, most, I think, would agree the Mazda is more attractive.

      about 3 months ago
    • Xyleksoll
      Xyleksoll In reply to Stephen Hendricks

      Mazda 6 turbo is not even comig close to the "old" Accord V6 in terms of performance. The new Accord 2.0t barely edges the V6 sedan thanks to the slick 10 speed.

      about 3 months ago
    • marek Nyc
      marek Nyc

      Beautiful review

      about 3 months ago
    • Bruce Kendall
      Bruce Kendall

      Thks.

      about 3 months ago
    • billy fatbowe
      billy fatbowe

      FOR 38K I CAN GET A VERY NICE F150....;;--),,,,,,,,,,

      about 4 months ago
    • MissNelly
      MissNelly In reply to billy fatbowe

      billy fatbowe it’s crazy you have to pay that much for all the features. At that price you can get a 2 year old RX350 or GLC300.

      about 3 months ago
    • MissNelly
      MissNelly In reply to billy fatbowe

      Blake Swan Ford makes great trucks. They are the leader in that segment. They aren’t just for white trash either.

      about 3 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to billy fatbowe

      Yikes, yeah get that white trash F150. Good luck with that. Ford crap

      about 4 months ago
    • Riyad Kalla
      Riyad Kalla

      Great review, didn’t know about the consistent torque regardless of octane or how the turbo is precharged using the inlet size.

      about 4 months ago
    • Lois Casey
      Lois Casey

      I bought this car instead of the qx50 and I’m glad. Feature by feature it compares plus no cvt transmission.

      about 4 months ago
    • Shiraz
      Shiraz In reply to Lois Casey

      +Lois Casey Git the same color, nice car.

      about 3 months ago
    • MarNichole
      MarNichole In reply to Lois Casey

      marek Nyc: The price is definitely something I’m considering. I love the look of both the RDX and the Mazda. I want reliability, speed, fuel efficiency and I want my gear stick 😆

      Thanks for responding. I certainly am considering the Mazda...I’m planning a test drive of the Mazda and Cadillac soon. I’ve already test drove the RDX 🥰

      about 3 months ago
    • marek Nyc
      marek Nyc In reply to Lois Casey

      My cousin just got the rdx
      We took road trip to Lake Placid in snow storm
      The Mazda is super in snow and I don’t have to stop for gas.
      Yes Acura is bigger and faster
      I’m ok with that
      I love my fully equipped Mazda lease 351$ Acura 550$

      about 3 months ago
    • marek Nyc
      marek Nyc In reply to Lois Casey

      MarNichole
      Wait when you go to gas stations with that Mazda
      You gonna smile

      about 3 months ago
    • MarNichole
      MarNichole In reply to Lois Casey

      marek Nyc: WOW at an Acura lover now loving a Mazda. I’m debating between the 2019 Acura RDX, the Cadillac XT4 and the Mazda. I’m 13 years Honda Accord driver looking to try something new and super confused. 🥺

      about 3 months ago
    • Audie Arce
      Audie Arce

      it would be nice if it has a Manual option for this Car.

      about 4 months ago
    • zoltangz1
      zoltangz1 In reply to Audie Arce

      Come to Hungary, you'll get manual up the gazzoo !!! I had a hard time getting an automatic here !!! They are all nuts about manuals here in Europe.. and there is absolutely no reason anymore with today's automatics. In many instances they beat the stick shifts, and they are not a pain to drive in the city, which is usually most of the driving anyway.

      about 3 months ago
    • Rey D
      Rey D

      Mazda ROCKS!!! Love my CX5

      about 4 months ago
    • MrPicky400
      MrPicky400

      Help me we dont have acura in my country is the mazda really worth buying over acura

      about 4 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to MrPicky400

      Yes. Acura is not great

      about 4 months ago