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Old 06-15-2017, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by grim_reaper View Post
In New Zealand you get, Base model GLX, Mid spec GSX, & Top of the line Limited

In Australia you get, Base model Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT, & Top of the line Akera
I suppose you're from New Zealand?
Let me ask you this: if you would, in New Zealand, have the choice between the Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT or Akera, would you be tempted NOT to choose a Mazda?
I mean, what's the marketing value of all this naming carrousel?
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:33 AM
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So we've put maybe a hundred miles on the new '17 CX-5 now and it's just brilliant. So glad we opted for it over the '9. I didn't drive the earlier version, just this one so can't compare. But we did trade in a '15 Mazda3 GT and it was noisy and rode hard. Otherwise we liked the performance and everything else about it.

Dropped the new car to the tint-shop Tuesday for the full monty including the shade-band on the front windshield. I was just going to tint the two front side windows since the backs are dark tint, but my guy said the dark tint doesn't block UV and we would still get a lot of heat-gain. So he gave me a discount to do all of them, medium on the fronts and light on the rears, and with the factory tint they are now pretty much limo-black. Since we can't roll the windows down for a few days 'till the film cures, it sits in full sun on our 89* day - and stays relatively cool inside - certainly not overheated, and cools down quickly with AC on recirc. I read some horror stories about CX-9 AC not being able to keep up solar gain and cabin volume. Not so with the '5, just set the auto-clime and it works perfectly. Very happy with it overall.

The drive and ride is simply fantastic. It's very quiet and feels totally natural to drive. Previous SUV/CUV's we owned recently include:
Mercedes GLK
Subaru Crosstrek
Scion XB (late)

We drove the new CR-V, CX-9, and looked at '18 Equinox, '18 Q5, new Pilot, Highlander, and potentially willing to wait for the new Traverse for '18.

IMO the CX-5 beats them all by quite a margin, for a lot of reasons. If Mazda engineers can keep this pace they'll become a niche brand much like Subaru, with a loyal, almost cult following.

I really liked the CX-9 and was torn between the two, trying to decide. In the end we simply did not have use for the third-row seating, and consequently the extra $10K made less and less sense. Comparing them side-by-side it was evident they were more alike than different, and in driving them back to back you really could not tell. And finally, the soul red crystal color and the brake-hold feature, as well as the lower cost, made the choice clear. Now having lived with it for a few days it is clear as day we made the right choice. VERY happy with this car.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:25 PM
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Picked up my first Mazda and first Non-American vehicle Saturday.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring with Preferred Package

Replacing my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and complementing my 2016 Challenger Hellcat as my primary winter vehicle.

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Old 07-25-2017, 11:06 AM
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[QUOTE=hwalker84;163506]Picked up my first Mazda and first Non-American vehicle Saturday.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring with Preferred Package

Replacing my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and complementing my 2016 Challenger Hellcat as my primary winter vehicle.

We have a 2017 Challenger and a 2015 Cx-5 GT so it must be a good combination!
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:02 PM
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I watched a youtube channel state that the CX-5 might get Apple CarPlay and the equivalent Android system via software update to the Mazda Infotaintment. Any credible source for this info?
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:44 PM
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Default Apple Play

I just purchased a new CX-5 GT and the Apple Play should be available in the next 60 days. I don't know about the Android.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:56 AM
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Default mazda cx-5 2017 2.0 model, new owner.

Just bought a dark steel grey CX-5 2017 , vision plus model and this is a first Mazda for me. Used to own Toyotas and BMW. Toyotas have been very reliable and long lasting. BMW was a sheer mistake, unreliable and expensive needing repairs. Never again a German car!
Mazda is offering 10 years guarantee in Sweden, and that swung the deal in favour of Mazda instead of Toyota RAV4. It has been a delight so far (since last 4 Days!). The colour is the same as the car posted above in hwalker88 's post.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:41 PM
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Hey all! I just wanted to say Hi. I bought a 2017 CX-5 GT in Soul Red earlier this month. Have a few issues with the paint that we are working out / figuring out. This is my first Mazda and so far the driving experience has been a blast! Prior to this I had a 2008 Toyota RAV4 and traded it in with 265K miles. *fingers crossed* that I have as good of a relationship with the CX-5! Look forward to getting to know everyone.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:08 PM
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Hello all. It's been now four weeks and about 700 miles with our 2018 CX-5 GT AWD and so far it has been really a great car. Love the handling and build quality of this car. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Mazda keeps the promise and upgrades the infotainment system to be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto within this year. I am using Apple Car play (and used Android Auto before) in our VW Golf and it is really great.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:28 PM
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I've put about 400 miles on my 2017 CX5 GT AWD (got it with 6k miles or so..was a dealer loaner)
best vehicle i've ever owned so far. I traded in a 2016 Touring for this, such a night and day difference.
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