A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Mazda CX-5

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Key Features

The Mazda CX-5 has a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that offers 155 hp at 6,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive manual transmission model. For the automatic front-wheel drive, the fuel economy is 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The automatic all-wheel drive offers 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Other standard features include cruise control, six way adjustable driver’s seat, Blind Spot Monitor, Bluetooth, and backup camera. Optional features include a Bose premium audio system, Sirius Satellite radio, 5.8 touchscreen monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, and a trailer hitch.

Changes for 2013

The Mazda CX-5 is brand new for 2013.

What We Like

The CX-5 offers superior comfort and great fuel economy for those who drive a lot. It also leads its class in handling and controllability. The Skyactiv technology is designed to optimize the suspension, structure, and powertrain, which it does successfully. Three handles positioned on the rear seat makes it easy to lower and accommodate varying sizes of cargo. The Mazda CX-5 has lots of nice standard features that set it apart from its competitors.

What Concerns Us

The 2.0 liter engine may not offer enough power for some, but it does offer increased fuel economy so that is a tradeoff. When compared to the Chevrolet Equinox or Honda CR-V, some may choose more horsepower over fuel economy.

Available Models

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 comes in the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring styles. Each have the same engines and transmission, just come with a variety of features.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2013 Mazda CX-5.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints include the rotors and pads wearing out, brakes grinding, brake not working properly, losing power while driving, engine hesitation, noisy engine, unintended acceleration, cracked windshield, sunroof exploding, blind spot monitor not working, security not working, ball bearing broke, poor handling, and wear of cloth on armrest.

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Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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