Mazda CX-5 2014 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda CX-5 2014 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mazda CX-5 2014: Does it need a special battery?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2019

It doesn’t need a special battery; a good quality one will do the job.

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What is a good used SUV to buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Sep 2017

The two cars you’ve selected are equally sound and reliable, and there are no issues to be concerned about when buying a used example. Either one would do what you want. The best course is to test drive each and decide which one you like best.

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Mazda CX-5 2014: Where to source keys?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Jul 2017

There are locksmiths who can supply keys for the CX-5. You can find them online.

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What small SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2016

Putting ride-handling up against comfort will mean a compromise on one side, as sporty-feeling SUVs tend to be a bit harsh in the ride with tyre noise as well. The Mazda CX-5 is the benchmark in the class, but the Honda HR-V could be more comfortable and flexible in the cabin.

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Mazda CX-5: What is an alternative with less road noise?

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Oct 2015

The best thing you can do and the cheapest solution is to change tyres, not cars. Australian roads are notorious for generating excessive tyre noise from our coarse-chip bitumen and a tyre specialist — for example, Bob Jane T-Marts — can probably advise on rubber that will reduce your problem significantly. Otherwise, wait until we see what the new Sportage is like, based on the impressive work by Kia on its latest Sorento.


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Mazda CX-5: Drivers seat fabric fraying

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Aug 2015

We haven’t had any other reports of problems with the material. The wear is probably happening because you rub against it as you get in and out of the seat. One way of reducing that is to slide the seat back before you leave the car, that will reduce the rubbing, and you then reset the seat after you get back in. Another way to reduce it is to fit a seat cover.

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What SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Jan 2015

A compact SUV will probably be better for her but I'd put the Mazda CX-5 - which gets The Tick - well ahead of the Qashqai.

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What is a good replacement for a Subaru Forester?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Dec 2014

If you like the Forester, which gets The Tick from me, there is no reason not to go again. If you want something to compare so you're sure, test drive the Mazda CX-5.

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What mid-sized SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Dec 2014

Moving out of a Statesman you will probably want some luxury, so that's definitely not a Captiva. I'd suggest you test drive a CX-5 and a Subaru Forester, both of which get The Tick, and choose between them.

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CX-5 or Qashqai to replace ix35?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Nov 2014

The 2.5-litre petrol engine in the CX-5 will give you the zip you want. If you need oomph for towing, go for the diesel.

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