2015 Mazda CX-5 Review, Price, Release and Picture – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Mazda CX-5. 2015 Mazda CX-5 is one brand new car from Mazda that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Mazda CX-5.
Now, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 ranks 3 out of 22 Affordable Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Mazda CX-5, as well as reliability and safety data.
If you’re looking for a sporty compact SUV that is fun to drive, gets good fuel economy and has plenty of passenger space, reviewers agree that the 2015 Mazda CX-5 fits the bill.
With its standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, reviewers agree that the 2015 CX-5’s acceleration is quite lackluster. Most prefer models equipped with the larger 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, saying the added power gives the CX-5 more punch for passing on the highway. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the base engine and a six-speed automatic is available, which reviewers say shifts quickly and smoothly. The 2015 CX-5 returns up to 26/35 mpg city/highway, according to the EPA, which is good for the class. Many test drivers praise the CX-5 as being one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs in the segment, with agile handling, responsive steering and brakes that offer better pedal feel than most rivals. Most critics say that its ride quality is comfortable as well.
The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover. It’s no surprise that compact crossovers have won over the hearts of Americans. With a blend of versatility, plenty of features, the safety features parents want, and the driving ease that comes with a compact sedan, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 brings blends everything you’d want in a crossover with the verve of driving a sport wagon.
The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in 2013, when it replaced both the turbocharged CX-7 crossover and the smaller Mazda Tribute. It now competes with cars like the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester.
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The 2015 CX-5 comes standard with a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input and USB port. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, an upgraded Bose audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation, a moonroof, a rearview camera, a 5.8-inch touch-screen display, blind spot monitoring and low-speed automatic braking.
For the most part, the CX-5 is pleasingly versatile, and its front seats are probably the best-bolstered you’ll find in this kind of vehicle; there’s good seating space in back, too. But this is one of the more compact models in the class, and its cargo floor is a bit higher than rival models it seems (perhaps due to the presence of a spare tire). The load floor is long and flat, and for the most part (save for some engine noise occasionally), the CX-5 has a quiet, refined interior.
The new touchscreen system that you get throughout most of the lineup includes Bluetooth, HD Radio, voice command, text-message audio delivery, and Pandora compatibility. Essentially it’s the same as the system in the 2015 Mazda 6 minus the Command Controller and it’s adequate but far from ideal. As we noted in that model it can be surprisingly sluggish, and the menu structure is odd. Voice commands are included, too, but don’t expect to have a conversation with it, Siri-style.
The Sport includes a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, remote keyless entry, a Start button, power windows and doors, and 17-inch alloy wheels (on the automatic model). An optional Bluetooth package for the Sport only adds Bluetooth pairing, an in-dash color monitor, HD radio, and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel.
Mazda’s color palette remains stunningly basic: two reds, two blues, two whites, silver, gray, and black. The dash and center stack are black, surfaced in soft-touch plastics, with either black or “sand” beige upholstery (in cloth or leather), the latter providing a nice two-tone interior.
The upright five-point Mazda grille and swept-back headlights are distinctive, and the side profile stands out as well. Despite its raked tailgate and deep trailing roof spoiler, the CX-5 still tends to vanish in a row of similarly proportioned crossovers.
The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best-driving crossovers in its segment, especially if you value handling. Everything feels just right here, from its flat cornering and direct steering, to its responsive brakes and just-enough power.
The new CX-5 is the first complete Mazda to incorporate “SkyActiv” technologies, in which every component of the vehicle is designed to be as lightweight and high efficiency as possible. This sounds like simple stuff, but Mazda expects to get some of the highest fuel-economy ratings in the class without resorting to direct injection, turbocharging, hybrids, or any of the other pricey ways carmakers can boost mileage.
Instead, the engine has a large and complex 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust manifold that improves combustion efficiency but requires the engine compartment to be designed around it, and every component is lightened. The CX-5’s curb weight varies from 3,210 to 3,430 pounds, lighter than most competitors, and it quotes a drag coefficient of 0.33, low for a crossover.
In the 2015 Mazda CX-5, in addition to the 155-hp 2.0-liter four, still offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox (in front-wheel drive only) or a six-speed automatic (which can be ordered with all-wheel drive as well) on Sport models, Touring and Grand Touring models also offer a 184-hp, 2.5-liter four. The larger engine is only offered with the automatic, but in either case the entire powertrain and vehicle are tuned for maximum efficiency, under the company’s SkyActiv initiative.
For this kind of vehicle, the gas mileage is great. The EPA rating for the base Sport with a manual gearbox is a best-in-class 35 mpg on the highway, and the new 2.5-liter models lose only about 1 mpg combined, with those automatic versions still getting 25/32 mpg with all-wheel drive.
CX-5 Sport models all come with the 2.0-liter engine, while Touring and Grand Touring models step up to the 2.5-liter engine. Touring models get the Blind Spot Monitor system, upgraded audio, fog lamps, rear cupholders (and an armrest), a rearview camera, steering-wheel controls, and upgraded upholstery, while top-of-the-line CX-5 Grand Touring models get leather upholstery, nine-speaker Bose audio, dual-zone climate control, a power driver seat, front heated seats, and Sirius satellite radio. However the navigation and touch-screen system remains a disappointment, with its rather sluggish responses and odd menus.