Any negatives on Mazda CX-5s?

Sam7sf

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With a inexperienced driver too. Be slamming into something no time.
 

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Because navigating navigation menus is something that doesn’t work well or intuitively with the little knobs and buttons used for radio and climate control.

And if you already have the touch screen for navigation it makes sense to incorporate the other stuff as well.


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As far as distracting a driver, same could be said for the installation of stereos. Get rid of them. Too many people scanning for a song instead of driving. Or just assume that some will be responsible and some won’t. Whether the touch screen is in their hand or on the dash is irrelevant.


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As far as distracting a driver, same could be said for the installation of stereos. Get rid of them. Too many people scanning for a song instead of driving. Or just assume that some will be responsible and some won’t. Whether the touch screen is in their hand or on the dash is irrelevant.


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As the resident car stereo salesman…I’m offended by your hurtful words


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I bought a new CX-5 in 2016 and have had zero problems. Mine is the fully loaded Grand Touring model and is nicely equipped and featured. The only negative I have is that the audio/navigation/display controls are not intuitive and the round toggle knob on the console is a pain. Once you learn it, not much of a problem but they could have stuck with a more traditional set of controls.

I had a Hyundai Tucson before this and the Mazda is a much better value. At the $30K price point, it’s hard to beat
I hear you on the controls, but I consider it to be a very, very minor thing.
 

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The 2019 (and I assume later models) has Apple Car Play. So you can navigate w/ voice commands. No need to fool around with control/phone except for the big ass knob in the console area which is easy to find with your eyes on the road.
 

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The 2019 (and I assume later models) has Apple Car Play. So you can navigate w/ voice commands. No need to fool around with control/phone except for the big ass knob in the console area which is easy to find with your eyes on the road.

It also has Android Auto, which also supports voice commands. I use it in my wife's CX-5 all the time (as well as my 2013 VW Sportwagen)!
 
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