I review the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, an impressive handling SUV that doesn't command a Performance SUV price! What do you think of these? Thanks to Mazda for providing this CX-5 for me to review.
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Comments

    • John Frenchtoasty
      John Frenchtoasty

      This car is sexy af

      about 2 months ago
    • Chicago1
      Chicago1

      I wish they had some better colors then the bland ones they do.

      about 3 months ago
    • JT Tal
      JT Tal

      I really enjoyed your review. I am looking for a cross over SUV and the CX 5 is one of my favorites. I am surprised it doesn't offer apple or Android car play but I think it can be added after market. I can tell from your smile and enthusiasm that this CX-5 is fun to drive and quality vehicle. Where we're you driving? It looks like PA. Thank you!

      about 4 months ago
    • Smile Receive
      Smile Receive

      This chirpy chap with a shit eating grin needs a good rimming.

      about 4 months ago
    • Paul BruinFan
      Paul BruinFan

      Maybe I missed you mentioning it, but does the CX5 have that AWFUL red light engine autostop? I'd like to think not, since Mazda claims to be about "zoom zoom," and that feature is total buzzkill.

      about 4 months ago
    • Инжалид Цомманд
      Инжалид Цомманд

      I believe, Mazda listens ownes and make cars for them. Subaru screwed up 19 Forester with Auto Start Stop system. Also Subaru infotainment system is awful.

      about 4 months ago
    • rishal Ramlall
      rishal Ramlall

      In two days were going to have the same car

      about 5 months ago
    • Dylan Boccardo
      Dylan Boccardo

      This car makes me wet. ❤😵😳😂

      about 5 months ago
    • Andres Rolon
      Andres Rolon In reply to Dylan Boccardo

      Dylan Boccardo 🍆

      about 3 months ago
    • Joe Franceschino
      Joe Franceschino

      Matt, Great review. I noticed the memory seats in the Grand Touring work great but you can not keep the memory for the side view mirrors coordinated with the two driver positions. First car I've ever seen that operated that way?

      about 5 months ago
    • WILED46588
      WILED46588

      Dude, stop... saying.... "anyway".

      about 5 months ago
    • Nina Weaver
      Nina Weaver

      This car is basically an exotic bullet.

      about 5 months ago
    • Nickoy1 Channel
      Nickoy1 Channel

      Idk if there is something wrong with mine, but I don't really find it handles all that great. Steering feels disconnected and soft.

      about 5 months ago
    • biodot88
      biodot88

      Great review and great car. With the turbo it will be a value leader in its segment.

      about 5 months ago
    • Tore Holmsted
      Tore Holmsted

      Have you tried the new xc40 from Volvo and if, can you compare the cx5 and the xc40??

      about 5 months ago
    • Petra Golubovac
      Petra Golubovac

      I have a mazda cx 5 2013 150tkm ,with zero problem,best car ever.maybe a buy new ,but this line 2013 i like beter then a new one

      about 6 months ago
    • Miranda M
      Miranda M

      I want one 😩

      about 6 months ago
    • Tim RK
      Tim RK

      100% hate the auto braking feature it takes away the aspect of performance. You can disable it but it activates every time you start your vehicle. this make the car a crash waiting to happen at every stop.
      Personally I hate the grille it reminds me of a whale and whales are not known to go fast or do anything
      other than make noise.

      about 6 months ago
    • AstraTV
      AstraTV

      Cx in chat

      about 6 months ago
    • Matthew James
      Matthew James

      The 2016 look better on the inside and out. Only way the 2018's got them beat is with functionality. I hate the popping out screen, which looks so small.

      about 6 months ago
    • peter sheen
      peter sheen

      turbo 2.5

      about 6 months ago
    • peter sheen
      peter sheen

      mustang woooooooooooooo

      about 6 months ago
    • peter sheen
      peter sheen

      i love u man rock on woooooooooooooooo

      about 6 months ago
    • MemoriesDestroyUs
      MemoriesDestroyUs

      I can’t stand how Americans pronounce Mazda

      about 6 months ago
    • MemoriesDestroyUs
      MemoriesDestroyUs In reply to MemoriesDestroyUs

      Mawzda

      about 6 months ago
    • Jared D'Andrea
      Jared D'Andrea

      Would you recommend this car or the 2019 jeep Cherokee?

      about 6 months ago
    • JaeL
      JaeL

      would you even 2017 2018 honda civic still faster than cx 5?

      about 6 months ago
    • paumonok
      paumonok

      I lease a 2018 CX-5 Grand Touring with the premium package. I had really wanted to get another Mazda 3 to replace the one going off-lease, or the revamped 6 with the turbocharged engine, but my wife strongly disliked those cars as too sporty with uncomfortable seats. She liked the 5 a lot, and, now having driven it for the past 6 months, the car has grown on me. It's comfortable, with a well controlled ride, and it handles very well. Matt, you neglected to point out that the GT with the premium package also has a windshield de-icee feature. I am very happy with the safety systems, which includes blind side monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning/braking and ESC.

      I rarely use the sport mode. Unlike other cars I've driven with a sport mode, which basically just changed the transmission shift points and raised downshift sensitivity, the CX-5 becomes a whole different, high revving beast. Living in an outer borough of New York City, sport mode is of limited usefulness to me. I find normal mode has adequate acceleration for highway merging and passing.

      Some other nice features in my CX-5 GT that I like include the following:
      ---HUD display, which aside from your speed shows you navigation system info like next turn with direction to turn arrows, distance to next turn and exit numbers; cruise control setting; and a graphic indicating your following distance from the car in front of you; traffic sign icons (it "sees" stop signs and speed limit signs).
      ---Adaptive cruise control that allows the autonomous braking system to slow the car down when the car in front of you slows down, then speeds up when that car speeds up or shifts lanes (or you do).
      ---Adaptive headlights that turn slightly when you turn the car, to assist you with seeing inside corners at night.
      ---Sunroof with vent position and sliding shade
      ---The rear seats can recline about 15-20 degrees
      ---The rear seats are 40-40-20, not 60-40 split. The middle position can fold down to provide space for long objects.

      Now there are some negatives, from my perspective. Like Matt pointed out, the brakes are on the soft side and have some pedal travel to them that you have to adjust to. I disagree with Matt regarding interior noise, I think it's a little noisy, but definitely better than my old 3 sedan. There's no roof rack option. I would have liked side lights to illuminate the side area of the car when the doors are unlocked or opened.

      All in all, a great car that is engaging to drive, trouble-free and a real looker.

      about 7 months ago
    • Gerard Ferry
      Gerard Ferry

      It is so noisy!!!

      about 7 months ago
    • Dennis Xu
      Dennis Xu In reply to Gerard Ferry

      Didn't Mazda add a ton of sound insulation for this MY?

      about 6 months ago
    • hyundu choe
      hyundu choe

      I bought this wonderful car, so beautiful and powerful engine, couldn't believe it is 2.5 liter. feel like it is a sport car rather than SUV

      about 7 months ago
    • Scott R
      Scott R

      That display looks like an afterthought, I wish they would just build the display into the dash.

      about 7 months ago
    • rbjgdad
      rbjgdad

      I own this car but 2014 FWD. At 110K lost both the instrument cluster and then the transmission (tranny problem occurred while waiting on replacement instrument cluster). At 174K, tranny replacement is starting to rattle again. Always upshifts and downshifts like crazy, but I get 28+mpg according to the computer. No Mazda zoom is right. I drive almost all easy highway miles (obviously based on my odometer) on flat terrain in central Illinois. Other than the failures, my only feature complaints are the tiny fuel tank and the bluetooth system that argues with the multiple phones I've had. If the instrument cluster and tranny failure hadn't occurred for a combined cost of $5100, I'd definitely buy again. But when the failures add the equivalent of an extra year of payments, well... hmmm.

      about 7 months ago