BEST SMALL SUV
— Car and Driver 9/12
"...the CX-5 averaged an astounding 33.1 miles per gallon. Not only does that beat the CX-5's EPA combined rating, but it's higher than any other compact crossover we've driven."
— Green Car Reports 5/12
"... the new CX-5 breathes sporty, stylish and fuel efficient life into the crowded compact crossover segment."
— Autobytel 1/12
The compact crossover market segment stretches far and wide — from cars like the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 to the Kia Sportage, and some would say, the BMW X-3. Mazda wants a piece of this action, and the new from-scratch CX-5 will get a big bite of it. It does nearly everything well. It looks sharp, drives sporty, holds a lot, doesn't use too much gas, and is really affordable.
— VroomGirls.com 4/12
"... the CX-5 is a flexible, thoughtful, sharp-looking vehicle that has been crafted from the ground up..."
— AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2/12