Mazda CX-5 Review

Mazda CX-5 (Rear Side View) (2015)

Mazda CX-5 Review

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We found the boot quite shallow ...

What's It Like to Live With

The CX-5 Sport NAV is equipped with keyless entry, which means that as long as the key is on your person you can lock/unlock and start the CX-5 without the need to insert a key.

Getting in and out is fairly easy with wide opening doors, and if you have mobility issues you should find it easy to slide in and out of the leather seats, although both the front and rear cills are quite high.

Both the drivers and passenger’s seat are electrically adjustable with two memories on the six-way driver’s seat which is not linked to the door mirrors. On a long distance drive from Margate to Devon, we found the seats were comfortable and supportive.

Once on board, the cabin is spacious with good head and legroom in the front and rear.  The CX-5 will accommodate five people, although the middle rear seat is best suited to a small child as it would be a bit of squeeze for anyone bigger.

We found the boot quite shallow although on paper it will accommodate 503 litres of luggage with the rear seats in place, or with the 40/20/40 split seats folded down (which can easily be lowered from the boot or passenger compartment and they fold near flat to the floor) this increases to 1620 litres.

The Honda CR-V has a more generous boot at 589/1699 litres.

Under the hard boot floor there is a storage compartment, including space for the tyre inflation kit, so no spare wheel which of course if the tyre has come off the rim is not going to save you.

All round vision is very good, although over the shoulder vision is hampered by the thick rear pillars, it is easy to park as you benefit from a parking camera which is very helpful for reversing and aligning trailers and front and rear parking sensors as standard on this model. Our test car also had RVM which detects moving cars when reversing out of car parking spaces, etc.

Our test car had auto-on directional (AFS) bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, auto wipers and automatic rear-view dipping mirrors as you would expect on this class of vehicle.

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