Mazda CX-5 1st generation 2012-2017 - used, experience

Mazda CX-5 1st Generation
Mazda CX-5 1st Generation

Mazda CX-5 1st Generation Dimension

  • Length / height / width 455/184/171 cm
  • Wheelbase 270 cm
  • Luggage capacity 503-1620 l

For Mazda enthusiasts, Mazda The 5st generation CX-1 is another object of sigh. For a person looking for a compact SUV - an option worth paying attention to. For the Japanese manufacturer, it is a special, in a way revolutionary model in which they are Skyactiv solutions first used.

Mazda CX-5 1st Generation
Mazda CX-5 1st Generation

What is Skyactiv?

Skyactiv is a series of innovative solutions that have improved performance and reduced fuel consumption without reducing engine volume.

In the case of the CX-5, the compression ratio in gasoline engines with direct fuel injection and reduced compression in diesel is increased, as well as reduced internal friction in the propulsion system, start-stop system and innovative body structure, which, due to the proper profiling of individual components, is easier than average in this segment.

Mazda CX-5 1st generation - Engines

Gasoline version 2.0 (Skiactiv-G, 160-165 hp). Time has shown that they do not cause any problems with the service, but their fuel consumption is slightly higher than declared by the manufacturer. Instead of about 7l / 100km, the consumption is between 9 and 11l / 100km, which of course depends on the conditions of use and the situation on the road.

In 2015, it was joined by a 2.5 engine (192 hp, also Skiactiv-G). Available only with automatic transmission.

The engine range is closed by a 2.2 Skiactiv-D turbo diesel. It has 150-175 hp and torque - from 380 to 420 Nm (the stronger version is combined with the machine). A feature of these engines (except for low compression ratio) is the desire to work at high rpm. Maximum power is obtained at 4500 rpm. Users praise these engines as economical and certainly quieter when driving on the highway than gasoline versions.

Mazda CX-5 engines

Motor2.0 SkyActiv-G2.0 SkyActiv-G2.5 SkyActiv-G2.2 SkyActiv-D2.2 SkyActiv-D
Volume1998 cc1998 cc2488 cc2191 cc2191 cc
Fuelgasolinegasolinegasolinediesel biturbodiesel biturbo
Max. power160 KS165 KS192 KS150 KS175 KS
Max. torque208 Nm210 Nm256 Nm380 Nm420 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h10,5 s9,2 s8,0 s9,2 s8,8 s
Max. speed197 km/h200 km/h194 km/h202 km/h207 km/h
Average spending6,6 l / 100 km6,0 l / 100 km7,2 l / 100 km5,2 l / 100 km5,2 l / 100 km

Mazda CX-5 1st gene - problems and malfunctions

Customers complain about small fuel tanks (56-58 l), which are also so designed that sometimes you cannot use their full capacity
(clogged transfers between individual chambers).

It also disappoints with the noise of the propulsion system - fortunately, this mainly applies to cars before restasling.

When buying a used Mazda CX-5, it is worth replacing an expensive battery whose aging accelerates the start-stop system. On the other hand, it is worth pointing out that the whole system runs surprisingly smoothly and without any problems.

Breakdown of exterior mirror control system: Problems have already occurred during the warranty period.

Do not drive a model with a diesel engine that has less than half the tank. It happens that the engine is unable to pull the rest!

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  • Milan says:

    Hello Mladen
    I plan to buy a Mazda CX-5 with an automatic transmission. I found one that covered 96000 km. at the 2016 Motor Show. The clerk I spoke to, when I asked if they changed the oil in the gearbox, told me that it should not be changed at all. I hear that for the first time.
    Could you answer me about that. Is it necessary to change the oil for how many kilometers and is there an automatic transmission service?

    Thank in advance

    • Dejan says:

      Dear Milan,

      I am the owner of a 5 Mazda CX-2012 AT AWD Revolution, I drove a little over 100k km. Indeed, in all the instructions that are obtained, it is written that the oil in the gearbox does not change. I consulted several sources and it is recommended to change the oil and filter in the AT gearbox up to 150k (a similar case exists with several manufacturers, but the service practice is different from the recommendations). I personally changed the oil and filter in the AT gearbox to 100k.

      Secondly, maybe a small complaint about the duration of the replacement batteries, the battery from the first installation lasted 4 years and a little over, everyone else not even 2 years, the warranty period and the rest is a big topic, so I will not here. Sometimes turn off all support, RVM, iStop, .., to extend the life of the battery.

      Regular maintenance with original parts and recommended lubricants ensured that I have not had any problems so far. In case I compare it to competitors that Mazda may be targeting, I could blame the noise at higher engine speeds in the cabin and perhaps the gentle mirrors (although the owners of newer versions say that some little things have been corrected).

      Personally, it still gives me the pleasure of driving. I tried several models before buying, but even today I appreciate the values ​​of Mazda engineers in many segments. An SUV is not a sports car, nor the fastest on the highway, it is not to be the first, nor to spend the least, nor to cross the road every time.

      That the car serves you well and that you enjoy driving, no matter what you choose

      Best regards

  • I bought a 2,2 Mazda 2013 diesel in Vienna from an authorized Mazda service, the battery changed to a new one, and what happens, it starts to run out, what is the fuel filter, you have 2 diesels for trucks and for expensive cars, I don't care, I'm pouring both of them. Tomorrow I'm turning off the start-up. To stop it all the time, tell me something about that car that I have to watch out for.

    • LM says:

      Is your car automatic? Pay attention to whether the symptoms are more pronounced after driving in reverse (R), then the engine requires the most fuel… test: put the transmission in R, hold the brake, slowly add minimal gas, do it a few minutes after that start, if the engine starts to jerk and extinguish 99% it is a NON-RETURN fuel valve (original approx. 200 €)

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