Small changes to 2014 cars include suspension changes to improve the ride, and the addition of a device in manual models that lets you simply press the clutch again to restart the engine if you stall it.
The CX-5 is available in front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and is well-equipped no matter which version you go for.
A central rear passenger gets a raw deal in most modern cars, but the CX-5 can seat five people in comfort.
The CX-5's large 501-litre boot is wide enough to fit an umbrella-style folding baby buggy sideways, making family packing a lot easier. If you need more room, useful levers at the back let you drop the rear seat backs without having to walk round to the side. The seat backs also split into three to give you the optimum combination between passenger and luggage space.
With all the seat backs folded, the CX-5 can take an adult’s bicycle without you having to remove the front wheel first. And there are lots of storage spaces for smaller items in the front of the car.
The one slight disappointment is that the tailgate doesn't swing up particularly high, so six-footers have to be careful to avoid bumping their heads. Then again, this does make it easy for smaller adults to pull the tailgate closed.
You’ll have no trouble finding a good driving position, and every version of the CX-5 has supportive front seat with adjustable lumbar support.
The rear seats are also comfortable, but kids don’t get a particularly good view out due to the car’s high-set windows.
The suspension changes have made Mazda CX-5 slightly more comfortable in town, so you don't feel bumps and potholes quite so much. On faster roads the suspension works well, keeping things comfortable and controlled.
Wind and road noise can be quite intrusive, especially the roar from the tyres on older motorway surfaces. The Ford Kuga is much quieter. The diesel engines too can be noisy under acceleration.
The touchscreen control system in the centre of the dash is rather small in proportion to its recess, so it looks a bit like an aftermarket fitment and is a little fiddly to use on the move.
It’s actually easier to flip through the screen’s various information and entertainment menus using the secondary controller that Mazda positions between the front seats, although the shortcut buttons that surround this take a bit of time to learn.
The ventilation controls are much clearer in function, and most http://hargamobilartis.blogspot.com/2016/06/harga-mazda-cx-5-review-fitur-dan.html of the plastics in the CX-5 look reasonably smart.