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Mazda CX-7 vs. Mazda Mazda5 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mazda CX-7 or Mazda Mazda5 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mazda CX-7 and the Mazda Mazda5 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mazda CX-7 and Mazda Mazda5 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mazda CX-7 and the Mazda Mazda5 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mazda CX-7 and the Mazda Mazda5 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2012 Mazda Mazda5 32 Mazda5s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda5, average 29000 miles20
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda CX-7   13 CX-7s, 9.7 months of data per CX-7, average 29900 miles

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2010 Mazda CX-7   16 CX-7s, 9.5 months of data per CX-7, average 50700 miles

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2010 Mazda Mazda5 42 Mazda5s, 10.6 months of data per Mazda5, average 52800 miles30
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mazda CX-7   10 CX-7s, 9.0 months of data per CX-7, average 46700 miles

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 35 Mazda5s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda5, average 62300 miles38
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2008 Mazda CX-7   18 CX-7s, 8.6 months of data per CX-7, average 71400 miles

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 29 Mazda5s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda5, average 73200 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with the rear shocks and sway bar bushings. Might also have common problem with motor mounts.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda CX-7   10 CX-7s, 8.4 months of data per CX-7, average 77900 miles

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2007 Mazda Mazda5   21 Mazda5s, 10.0 months of data per Mazda5, average 80700 miles

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 33 Mazda5s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda5, average 80200 miles

Common problems with motor mounts and strut mounts.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Mazda CX-7

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A can compare quality to that from top German car makers. Never got broken so far. After 2 years interior looks almost like new.
Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Poor reliability with constant problems on oil consumption and turbo. Well known issue with this car which Mazda are aware of.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Ours was an early build model and experienced many powertrain issues within the first eight months, with the car spending more than three weeks cumulatively sitting at the dealer waiting for various parts over the course of two months.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda Mazda5

Mazda Mazda5 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Recommended by Consumer Reports for reliability
2008 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hoping it will hold up better than an "American" car.
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I liked that it is made in Japan, which in my previous experience has resulted in very high quality construction and a lack of defects and problems down the road.
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Typical Mazda reliability: durable and inexpensive to maintain over a long period of time.
Mazda Mazda5 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
PRESENT RECALL ON MAZDA 5 AND 3 P/S SYSTEM
2007 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Replaced the rear suspension twice, front suspension once. Know Mazda 5 problem, Mazda is doing nothing about it
2007 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Dash has a high-frequency rattle/buzz on deceleration, accessory belt squeels constantly in the rain, tires are visibly wearing away at a quick rate
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
OEM tires wore out < 35,000 miles, transmission fluid needed flushed at 40,000 miles
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Plan to spend lots of money on suspension components and tires. It's not just that the bushings get noisy (see lots of other reviews), but the components wear out quickly and are extremely expensive. This, of course, also leads to premature tire wear (and you are already wearing out tires quickly because of the extreme negative camber settings in the rear suspension). Yes, it handles well, but is it worth the bill$$$