Mazda CX-5

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $20,695
MPG 30.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Motor Trend

03/16/12
2012-03-16
88
100

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Erick Ayapana Erick Ayapana Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The new 2013 Mazda CX-5 still has plenty of the zoom-zoom DNA that made his Mazda3 so much fun. Bargain hunters and enthusiasts alike should be happy, and engineers also worked some magic with interior space.

Los Angeles Times

04/05/12
2012-04-05
87
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

Mazda’s 2013 CX-5 has the sturdy construction to climb Mt. Olympus, impressive safety features to keep little Herakles in one piece and the adroit handling ability to outmaneuver any errant lightning bolt thrown its way.

Winding Road

03/08/12
2012-03-08
87
100

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-5 is a light, fun-to-drive, affordable vehicle that relies more on handling than outright speed to entertain its passengers. At the same time, it’s economical, versatile, and comfortable. It feels like a winning combination to us.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

03/21/12
2012-03-21
87
100

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Brendan McAleer Brendan McAleer Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The CX-5 is a modestly-powered little practical wagon that can still hustle along. This is a good vehicle, and it does a great job matching the pragmatism of the competition, while at the same time combining it with some much-needed joie de vivre.

LeftLane News

04/18/12
2012-04-18
87
100

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz 5.5 out of 10 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

If you’re shopping for a high-value crossover that’s fun to drive, fuel efficient, and nicely outfitted, look no further than the Mazda CX-5.

Automobile Magazine

11/28/11
2011-11-28
86
100

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Jean Jennings Jean Jennings Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The CX-5 is a flexible, thoughtful, sharp-looking vehicle that has been crafted from the ground up to give its all in the service of those who love to drive.

LeftLane News

03/12/12
2012-03-12
86
100

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Jack Baruth Jack Baruth 5.3 out of 10 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

Not everybody expects athletic behavior, light weight, maximum fuel efficiency, and a sporting demeanor from their CUV. Buyers who do expect those qualities won’t have to look any further than the Mazda CX-5, and they won’t suffer much of a practicality penalty for doing so.

Washington Post

03/18/12
2012-03-18
86
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

I’ve found the perfect urban wagon for young couples and families. It’s also ideal for empty-nesters. Meet the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, the most complete compact crossover-utility vehicle I’ve driven to date.

Edmunds.com

05/02/12
2012-05-02
86
100

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Matt Stone Matt Stone Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a complete and well-conceived package, and we like its strong value message. W.e’d love it even more with another 30 hp on board, but the CX-5 is still a fun drive despite its meager engine power.

MotorWeek

05/18/12
2012-05-18
85
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is the true Mazda crossover we’ve been waiting for. It’s stylish, with a well designed and roomy interior, and it exudes competent ride, handling, and braking.

New York Times

09/21/12
2012-09-21
85
100

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Cheryl Jensen Cheryl Jensen Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

The CX-5 is a welcome addition for crossover drivers who want some sport along with utility — and good fuel economy as well. Beyond the practical matters, purchase decisions often hinge on visual appeal, and here Mazda has given the CX-5 a fighting chance.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

10/29/12
2012-10-29
85
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV/Truck

Add its relatively low price to the Mazda CX-5’s roomy, attractive interior, best-in-segment fuel economy, and sporty (for a crossover) handling, and the total more than compensates for the weak engine for many people.

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