Is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo the best crossover?? Let's find out in this IN-DEPTH REVIEW and TEST DRIVE of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Grand Touring Reserve! The CX-5 Signature, Grand Touring Reserve, Grand Touring, Touring and Sport trims will be ALL be covered in this review as well! During the video, we will show you the performance data of both engines, including the new 2.5T Turbo (shown in this review), driving dynamics, accelerations, ride comfort, steering feel, cargo capacities, distinct styling cues, interior technology and functionality, Mazda Connect system, exterior styling and much more! So, come join us as we sample this automotive delicacy in a very detailed review that will leave no questions unanswered!

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Video Contents:
Detailed Exterior Walkaround: 1:18
Interior Design, Tech & Amenities: 4:28
Occupant Opulence & Cargo: 15:37
Powertrain & Test Drive: 20:55
Pricing Information: 29:12

As Tested (CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD): $36,065

Special thanks to...
Paul Miller Mazda, in Lexington, KY:
1029 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505

Mazda Connect Detailed Tutorial:

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    • Joe Jones
      Joe Jones

      You guys are tops on YouTube...Because of your thorough video on the CX-3 I bought one and you guys were right 100%

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Joe Jones

      Thank you so much! We really love to hear that!!

      about 3 months ago
    • DrDennis77

      $40,000 Signature and only 6 speakers??? WTF! Can get better on any other SUV

      about 1 month ago
    • geneticrex
      geneticrex In reply to DrDennis77

      40K??? 6 speakers??? What are you talking about???

      My brother just bought the top trim 2019 CX-5 Signature. 10 speaker Bose system that sounds just fine and out the door for 36K. It buried every other vehicle in it's class in just about every department except interior cargo capacity and he looked at them all.

      It's direct competitors, in their top trim levels are just as pricey (or higher), with no option for an engine, let alone driving dynamic that won't put you to sleep on a drive around the block.

      about 22 days ago
    • stirling

      Such a shame, I love the exterior so much, but test driving I was not impressed. Quality of materials even on grand touring and signature looked and felt cheap, and the seats were rock hard

      about 1 month ago
    • spikey Top
      spikey Top

      Took ownership of a UK spec cx5 2.0 sport nav+ auto 165bhp in Snowflake white on 1/3/19.

      The good points: Extremely well put together cabin and quality trim, puts me in mind of BMW & Mercedes. Seat leather is of a good quality and seats are supportive and comfortable. Road noise is good for class and a lot better than the Honda CRV and Peugeot 3008. The Bose sound system is very good and has a large subwoofer in the floor lining of the boot. I also appreciate having a cd player, not everyone wants to buy down loads of an album they have probably bought umpteen times before! Cabin space is sufficient and rear leg room is fine for us (sub 6ft) The external styling is beautiful, not too in your face, I would describe it as classy and a cut above its competitors. Boot space is adequate but not class leading. MPG is around 35 with a mix of around town and a small amount of motorway.

      Bad points: 0-60mph is slooow, very under powered in my opinion, the car does not feel like a 2.0 the accelerator peddle takes some pushing down and nothing seems to happen. The auto gear box struggles to select the right gear if you try to pull away fast, 6 gears is just not enough which leads to a jerky change at times and holds on to the gear slightly too long. The satnav is poor with graphics that are basic and years out of date, honestly you can buy a plug in that gives better quality and features. One last gripe, the petrol engine noise can only be described as a whine, it reminds me of a fake electric engine noise.

      Overall I would give this car 6.5 out of 10. A lovely looking car, quality interior but the drive fails to deliver.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jacqueline C
      Jacqueline C

      But can I fit 3 car seats across? Lol

      about 3 months ago
    • 10tenman10

      The Ford Escape has a 2 liter turbo

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Schulze
      Robert Schulze

      Not everyone wants (or can afford) to spend 40K on an SUV. Most CX5 reviews I've seen are for the upper trim level turbo models. How about a good review and road test of a model with the normally aspirated 2.5 engine?

      about 3 months ago
    • James Tan
      James Tan

      Is this the gas version with turbo?

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to James Tan


      about 3 months ago
    • Andre N
      Andre N

      My Kia Soul Exclaim came with Napa leather.

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert Devoy
      Robert Devoy

      Just bought a Signature at a little below dealer cost....the red one. I think they had too many on the lot and have to move them out.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Robert Devoy

      Well, congrats! Sounds like you got a killer deal on an awesome CUV! It's our favorite in the segment!

      about 3 months ago
    • Chevy Fan
      Chevy Fan

      I just bought a Mazda CX-5 2019 Sport AWD with the I Activesence package. Would it be possible if you did a review on it?

      about 4 months ago
    • Corkfish1

      Since when is $40 grand rav4 money?

      about 4 months ago
    • Corkfish1
      Corkfish1 In reply to Corkfish1

      @Car Confections I did. You can get a hybrid for under$29k

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Corkfish1

      Check the RAV4 2019 prices

      about 4 months ago
    • Scott Mitcheltree
      Scott Mitcheltree

      I do not appreciate dealer plate frames or especially a dealer name applique. I would have them remove the applique. They are not paying my

      about 4 months ago
    • P Dhingra
      P Dhingra

      Going to get the 2019 CX-5 Signature in May.... any colour suggestions? I'm torn between the snowflake white pearl and machine grey... I would have considered black if it weren't for all the dings and scratches that would be made more visible :/

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to P Dhingra

      I think you're right about black. I have a black car and have those problems. I'm also usually not a fan of gray, but in this case Mazda makes a very nice looking hue! My personal favorites are Deep Crystal Blue and Soul Red. Good luck choosing!

      about 4 months ago
    • Louis Lee
      Louis Lee

      This 2019 cx5 turbo is nice. Better then the crv touring 1.5 turbo. The engine is just way too small for a car that size.

      about 4 months ago
    • Lowlands

      mazdas all look the same and yet its not a bmw or mercedez.. its a good look but exploited too much for a mainstream brand

      about 4 months ago

      What's better Mazda CX-5 or Cx9 one of them is heavy but spacious any idea

      about 4 months ago
    • MrStoneycool69

      Mazda has certainly ticked a lot of boxes, great review.

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to MrStoneycool69


      about 4 months ago
    • Brent's Views
      Brent's Views

      I always find your reviews designed for a potential buyer and very detailed. Always well presented. Thanks from this 71 year old.

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Brent's Views

      You're very welcome! Glad to hear they're helpful for ya!

      about 4 months ago
    • Nick Howard
      Nick Howard

      Please don’t turn the wheel while stationary, really upsetting

      about 5 months ago
    • Jeffery Cortez
      Jeffery Cortez

      One of the best reviews Iv so far of the 2019 CX-5 (all trims) thanks guys. As a Audi owner I’m convinced Mazda is defiantly here to change the game towards its line and truly it’s going the right route! 👌🏼

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Jeffery Cortez

      Glad you liked it! And we agree 👍🙂

      about 5 months ago
    • ross mar
      ross mar

      but why is there a Lexus branded water bottle in the driver's door? ;)

      about 5 months ago
    • Eric Shutter
      Eric Shutter

      Mazda is great. Mazda EU is NOT.... no 2.5T signature released....
      while all other brands have higher-powered SUVs here... TOTAL FAIL by Mazda EU...

      about 5 months ago
    • DThompson T
      DThompson T In reply to Eric Shutter

      Is that looking at torque as well?

      about 4 months ago
    • Francisco Garcia
      Francisco Garcia

      I need help!!! What do you suggest? The CX 5 signature turbo 2019 or the CX 9 base trim 2019???? Thanks

      about 5 months ago
    • Francisco Garcia
      Francisco Garcia In reply to Francisco Garcia

      @Car Confections Thanks a lot!

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Francisco Garcia

      Well this decision would ultimately come down to space vs. luxury features. While the Sport CX-9 is well equipped, it will be missing a lot of features versus the fully-loaded CX-5. Also worth considering is that they both have the same turbo engine but the '9 is much heavier and therefore slower. Hopefully this helps!

      about 5 months ago
    • Samer Barboor
      Samer Barboor

      I would like to buy it but with a different engine 2.0/163 hp is it enough for cx5 someone can recommend me

      about 5 months ago
    • Samer Barboor
      Samer Barboor In reply to Samer Barboor

      @Flash363 tnx

      about 5 months ago
    • Flash363
      Flash363 In reply to Samer Barboor

      I had the 2014 GT with the 2.5 NA and it was more than adequate. I think you can get it in the touring trim level.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ilya Elis
      Ilya Elis

      Should've done suspension and body enhancements for turbo. You are paying nearly $40k and get the car that looks exactly as base model

      about 5 months ago
    • Diego Alejandro López Garcia
      Diego Alejandro López Garcia

      I want one.

      about 5 months ago
    • Alvin Gayo
      Alvin Gayo

      It’s crazy how some car brand charges for the paint color!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Mitchell Pritsker
      Mitchell Pritsker

      The Mazda CX-5 has Apple Car Play and Android Auto but the Mazda CX-3 doesn't have Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

      about 5 months ago
    • *_•hxxcker.reshirm•_*
      *_•hxxcker.reshirm•_* In reply to Mitchell Pritsker

      because subcompact SUVs suck

      about 4 months ago
    • jhaupt47

      Very helpful and thorough review -- good job guys!

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to jhaupt47

      Awesome! Glad you liked it!

      about 5 months ago