2014 Mazda CX-5 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$21,395-$29,070
$20,784-$28,233
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What's New for 2014:

  • New 2.5-liter engine
  • Available Smart City Brake Support system
  • Expanded infotainment features

Introduction
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV able to seat five people. It competes against a long list of models including the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
Three versions of the 2014 Mazda CX-5 are on sale: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Upgrading from Sport to Touring trim adds a larger and more powerful engine, standard automatic transmission, fog lights, and interior upgrades including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, nicer cloth upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, rear-seat center armrest with cupholders, and a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatback that replaces the standard 60/40-split design.

The CX-5 Touring is also equipped with a 5.8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth (including music streaming), HD Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, SMS text messaging capability, and voice-recognition technology. A reversing camera and a blind-spot monitoring system are standard for the Touring trim level, as well as E911 emergency notification service, which automatically alerts authorities in the event of an air bag deployment.

Choose the CX-5 Grand Touring to enjoy standard automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated exterior mirrors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels with larger tires. Inside, the Grand Touring version is equipped with leather, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium surround-sound audio system with satellite radio, and a power sunroof.

Options and Packages
Each 2014 Mazda CX-5 model can be optioned with an Active Torque Split all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, extra-cost paint, and a variety of dealer add-ons including rear park-assist sensors, remote engine starting, roof rack, and a variety of cargo solutions. Additional upgrades are contained in option packages.

A Bluetooth Audio package (5.8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system, SMS text messaging, E911 automatic emergency notification, Pandora, HD Radio) is offered for the CX-5 Sport trim level, and this version of the crossover can be equipped with an automatic transmission.

Touring models can be outfitted with a self-explanatory Moonroof and Bose Audio package as well as a Technology package containing a navigation system, rain-sensing wipers, Smart City Brake Support, bi-xenon automatic headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with universal garage door opener. A Technology package is also available for the Grand Touring trim level, but the rain-sensing wipers are replaced with a Mazda Advanced keyless entry system.

Under the Hood
Mazda offers a choice between two different SkyActiv 4-cylinder engines for the 2014 CX-5. SkyActiv refers to an engineering philosophy that blends fuel-efficient powertrains with light vehicle weight and entertaining driving dynamics.

The CX-5 Sport is equipped with the same direct-injection, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that was standard in all versions of this crossover SUV last year. It makes 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission powers the front wheels; a 6-speed automatic is optional, and is required to get the optional AWD system.

For 2014, the CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are equipped with a new direct-injection, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that is shared with the redesigned Mazda 6 sedan. This engine generates 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,250 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, with AWD optional.

Fuel Economy
Mazda CX-5 Sport fuel-economy ratings range from 25 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and AWD to 35 mpg on the highway with the 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive (FWD). The Touring and Grand Touring are rated to return between 24 mpg in the city with AWD and 32 mpg on the highway with FWD.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Based on crash-test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Mazda CX-5 may be considered a safe SUV. The NHTSA gives the crossover a 5-star overall rating, the highest possible. The IIHS calls the CX-5 a \"Top Safety Pick,\" but notes that in the difficult new small overlap frontal-impact test, the SUV performs at a \"Marginal\" level.

All versions of the 2014 CX-5, except the Sport without the Bluetooth Audio package, are equipped with hands-free calling and texting, and an E911 automatic emergency notification designed to alert authorities when the vehicle's air bags deploy. Touring models add a blind-spot monitoring system, and Grand Touring models include rain-sensing wipers.

The CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring are offered with an adaptive front-lighting system and new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) technology. The SCBS operates at speeds between 3 and 19 mph, and uses a laser sensor mounted to the windshield to detect obstacles ahead. When the threat of a collision is present, the system prepares the brakes for quicker response, and can brake automatically if the driver fails to respond.

What's New for 2014:

  • New 2.5-liter engine
  • Available Smart City Brake Support system
  • Expanded infotainment features

Introduction
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV able to seat five people. It competes against a long list of models including the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
Three versions of the 2014 Mazda CX-5 are on sale: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Upgrading from Sport to Touring trim adds a larger and more powerful engine, standard automatic transmission, fog lights, and interior upgrades including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, nicer cloth upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, rear-seat center armrest with cupholders, and a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatback that replaces the standard 60/40-split design.

The CX-5 Touring is also equipped with a 5.8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth (including music streaming), HD Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, SMS text messaging capability, and voice-recognition technology. A reversing camera and a blind-spot monitoring system are standard for the Touring trim level, as well as E911 emergency notification service, which automatically alerts authorities in the event of an air bag deployment.

Choose the CX-5 Grand Touring to enjoy standard automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated exterior mirrors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels with larger tires. Inside, the Grand Touring version is equipped with leather, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium surround-sound audio system with satellite radio, and a power sunroof.

Options and Packages
Each 2014 Mazda CX-5 model can be optioned with an Active Torque Split all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, extra-cost paint, and a variety of dealer add-ons including rear park-assist sensors, remote engine starting, roof rack, and a variety of cargo solutions. Additional upgrades are contained in option packages.

A Bluetooth Audio package (5.8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system, SMS text messaging, E911 automatic emergency notification, Pandora, HD Radio) is offered for the CX-5 Sport trim level, and this version of the crossover can be equipped with an automatic transmission.

Touring models can be outfitted with a self-explanatory Moonroof and Bose Audio package as well as a Technology package containing a navigation system, rain-sensing wipers, Smart City Brake Support, bi-xenon automatic headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with universal garage door opener. A Technology package is also available for the Grand Touring trim level, but the rain-sensing wipers are replaced with a Mazda Advanced keyless entry system.

Under the Hood
Mazda offers a choice between two different SkyActiv 4-cylinder engines for the 2014 CX-5. SkyActiv refers to an engineering philosophy that blends fuel-efficient powertrains with light vehicle weight and entertaining driving dynamics.

The CX-5 Sport is equipped with the same direct-injection, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that was standard in all versions of this crossover SUV last year. It makes 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission powers the front wheels; a 6-speed automatic is optional, and is required to get the optional AWD system.

For 2014, the CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are equipped with a new direct-injection, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that is shared with the redesigned Mazda 6 sedan. This engine generates 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,250 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, with AWD optional.

Fuel Economy
Mazda CX-5 Sport fuel-economy ratings range from 25 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and AWD to 35 mpg on the highway with the 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive (FWD). The Touring and Grand Touring are rated to return between 24 mpg in the city with AWD and 32 mpg on the highway with FWD.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Based on crash-test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Mazda CX-5 may be considered a safe SUV. The NHTSA gives the crossover a 5-star overall rating, the highest possible. The IIHS calls the CX-5 a \"Top Safety Pick,\" but notes that in the difficult new small overlap frontal-impact test, the SUV performs at a \"Marginal\" level.

All versions of the 2014 CX-5, except the Sport without the Bluetooth Audio package, are equipped with hands-free calling and texting, and an E911 automatic emergency notification designed to alert authorities when the vehicle's air bags deploy. Touring models add a blind-spot monitoring system, and Grand Touring models include rain-sensing wipers.

The CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring are offered with an adaptive front-lighting system and new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) technology. The SCBS operates at speeds between 3 and 19 mph, and uses a laser sensor mounted to the windshield to detect obstacles ahead. When the threat of a collision is present, the system prepares the brakes for quicker response, and can brake automatically if the driver fails to respond.

Available Trims for the 2014 Mazda CX-5
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Sport (FWD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21395.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/35
Name Sport (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22795.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/32
Name Touring (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24815.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name Grand Touring (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27820.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name Sport (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24045.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
Name Touring (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26065.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/30
Name Grand Touring (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29070.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 24/30
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INTERIOR
  • Sport Shape Front Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Includes Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Sport Shape Front Seats -inc: 6-way power adjustable driver's seat w/manual lumbar support
  • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Variable Heated Front Sport Shape Seats -inc: 3 position heated front seats (driver and passenger) and 8-way power adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 17 x 7J Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P225/65R17 AS
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 19 x 7J Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P225/55R19 AS
  • Express Open Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.0L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SKYACTIV-MT Manual
  • 4.71 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,248 lbs
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 100 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 14.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Transmission: 6-Spd SKYACTIV-DRIVE Sport Mode Auto -inc: manual mode
  • 4.62 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,325 lbs
  • Engine: 2.5L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
  • GVWR: 4,381 lbs
  • Transmission w/Sequential Shift Control
  • GVWR: 4,475 lbs
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • 15.3 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • GVWR: 4,537 lbs
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Modular Audio System w/4-Speakers -inc: Automatic Level Control (ALC), MP3 capability, digital clock, auxiliary audio input jack and USB audio input
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/HD Modular Audio System w/6 Spkrs -inc: Automatic Level Control (ALC), MP3 capability, digital clock, audio menu voice-command, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, E911 automatic emergency notification, Pandora internet radio compatibility, radio broadcast data system program information, satellite radio-compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware), SMS text message audio delivery and reply and USB audio input
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/HD Modular Audio System w/Bose -inc: Automatic Level Control (ALC), MP3 capability, digital clock, audio menu voice-command, auxiliary audio input jack, Bose 9-speaker audio sound system w/Centerpoint and AudioPilot, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, E911 automatic emergency notification, Pandora internet radio compatibility, radio broadcast data system program information, satellite radio-compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware), Sirius satellite radio w/4 month subscription, SMS text message audio delivery and reply and USB audio input
    • Regular Amplifier

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