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Mazda CX-5 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2016 Mazda CX-5
24.2857142857% Best 80% Worst
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2013 - 2015 Mazda CX-5
8.85714285714% Best 53% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2014 Neither vehicle's long-term reliability is known at this point. But Toyota has a stronger record. My main concern with the CX-5 is that it might be prone to rust like older Mazdas. But the same wheel opening trim that makes the wheels look small should also help prevent rust. Around 2019 we'll find out. With this, I'm all out of reasons not to buy a Mazda CX-5. full 2014 Mazda CX-5 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This last category was hard to choose because there are so many things this Mazda does well, but the brand does have a very good reputation for being built well and being reliable and I did have an older '89 626 that was very reliable and lasted until the trannie gave out at 165K miles. I'm sure it could've gone on for many more miles past that, but it didn't make sense to pay $3000+ to fix the transmission on a car that was only worth a little more than half that at the time. If this new car is as good as that one, I'll be a happy camper! full 2013 Mazda CX-5 review
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The CX-5 has been a great performer for my small family (just the wife and I). It is our little adventure-mobile and doubles as my daily driver. I only have 20k miles on it, but it has been a great performer with awesome reliability. full 2013 Mazda CX-5 review
Mazda CX-5 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This is an unknown. I haven't had any problems to date, but the car has been on the market for less than a year. full 2013 Mazda CX-5 review