Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav 175 AWD Auto 2013 review
Overall towcar rating
Engine pulls very well at any speed, Interior nice, comes with all the toys inc Sat Nav, BT, Heated leather seats, blind spot monitoring, lane assist, city stop assist, dual zone climate control etc...
MPG tumbles if you use a bit more throttle. No electric tailgate option
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
Very steady tow, pulls my 1000kg caravan with ease, cruise control makes towing very easy
What's it like without the caravan?
Very little roll compared to most SUV's. More like driving a normal hatchback but higher up driving position so best of both worlds. Auto box one of the best i have ever driven
Anything to look out for?
Earlier models suffered with a camshaft issue which had potential to ruin engine. Mine needs a software update to rectify excessive DPF regenerations
Is it easy to live with?
Easy to get in and out of, very large usable boot, rear seats fold flat with a pull of a lever. A few more cubby holes or storage spaces in the front like a coin tray would be beneficial
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
Bought from CarShop Northampton. Very poor service, car was flithy when we arrived. So little fuel it went into restricted performance mode. No Nav card with the car. Had to return the car (4 hour round trip) because when they replaced the tyres before purchase they didnt balance the wheels properly, brakes squealled badly and oil leak from rear diff. They did however refund me £210 for fuel costs and compensation though
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