The Truth About Cars » CX-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Oh, So The Mazda Koeru Might Be a Completely New Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237969 Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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September 2014 Sales: CX-5 Tops Mazda USA Sales Charts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-cx-5-tops-mazda-usa-sales-charts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/september-2014-sales-cx-5-tops-mazda-usa-sales-charts/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:21:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927474 In September 2014, for the third time ever and the third time this year, the Mazda CX-5 outsold the Mazda 3 in the United States. The difference was minimal: just 238 units in September compared with a CX-5-favouring 2067 units in February and 1319 in March. Year-to-date, the 3 leads the CX-5 by just 2069 […]

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In September 2014, for the third time ever and the third time this year, the Mazda CX-5 outsold the Mazda 3 in the United States. The difference was minimal: just 238 units in September compared with a CX-5-favouring 2067 units in February and 1319 in March. Year-to-date, the 3 leads the CX-5 by just 2069 […]

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Lightly Revised Mazda CX-5 Caught By Spy Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/lightly-revised-mazda-cx-5-caught-spy-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/lightly-revised-mazda-cx-5-caught-spy-cameras/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=893394 The Mazda CX-5 is doing well for itself among critics and customers alike, but like anyone else, the automaker has some ideas on how the crossover can keep its edge. Autoblog reports spy cameras caught a lightly camo’d CX-5 testing somewhere in Europe with tape covering parts of its face and backside. The head and […]

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The Mazda CX-5 is doing well for itself among critics and customers alike, but like anyone else, the automaker has some ideas on how the crossover can keep its edge. Autoblog reports spy cameras caught a lightly camo’d CX-5 testing somewhere in Europe with tape covering parts of its face and backside. The head and […]

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Mazda CX-5 Closes In On 100,000 Sold http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/mazda-cx-5-closes-in-on-100000-sold/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/mazda-cx-5-closes-in-on-100000-sold/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:15:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=748425 Mazda moved nearly 80,000 CX-5s from the lot to the highway in 2013. If the automaker has its way this year, the C segment crossover may break 100,000 units sold. WardsAuto reports Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan his employer can hit the 100,000-mark again with the CX-5, placing the crossover alongside the Mazda3 […]

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Mazda moved nearly 80,000 CX-5s from the lot to the highway in 2013. If the automaker has its way this year, the C segment crossover may break 100,000 units sold. WardsAuto reports Mazda North American Operations CEO Jim O’Sullivan his employer can hit the 100,000-mark again with the CX-5, placing the crossover alongside the Mazda3 […]

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Mazda Test Drive Ends in Crash Due to Automatic Brake Failure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mazda-test-drive-ends-in-crash-due-to-automatic-brake-failure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mazda-test-drive-ends-in-crash-due-to-automatic-brake-failure/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:58:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=648986 When the year 2025 comes around, and your sons and daughters purchase their autonomous commuter pod sans steering wheel, you may want to check the automatic brakes just to be sure they’re able to stop your children from smashing through the commuter pod in front of them, much like what happened to one customer during […]

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When the year 2025 comes around, and your sons and daughters purchase their autonomous commuter pod sans steering wheel, you may want to check the automatic brakes just to be sure they’re able to stop your children from smashing through the commuter pod in front of them, much like what happened to one customer during […]

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Review: 2014 Toyota RAV4 (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-toyota-rav4-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-toyota-rav4-with-video/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:58:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=520441   When the RAV4 landed, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. In a world of unified corporate identity the RAv4 goes off script with a look all to its own. While the old RAV sold on mini-truck looks, the new one is undisguised crossover. The new nose has grown on me slightly since […]

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  When the RAV4 landed, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. In a world of unified corporate identity the RAv4 goes off script with a look all to its own. While the old RAV sold on mini-truck looks, the new one is undisguised crossover. The new nose has grown on me slightly since […]

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Mazda Opens Shop In Siberia, Others Follow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-opens-shop-in-siberia-others-follow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-opens-shop-in-siberia-others-follow/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:22:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457980 Next week, Russian and Japanese dignitaries will assemble in the frigid Siberian port city of Vladivostok to celebrate the opening of the first Japanese car plant in the Russian Far East.  On September 6, Mazda will start Russian production of its best-selling CX-5 SUV and the new Mazda6 sedan, says The Nikkei [sub] – most […]

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Next week, Russian and Japanese dignitaries will assemble in the frigid Siberian port city of Vladivostok to celebrate the opening of the first Japanese car plant in the Russian Far East.  On September 6, Mazda will start Russian production of its best-selling CX-5 SUV and the new Mazda6 sedan, says The Nikkei [sub] – most […]

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Mazda CX-5 Impacted By Tire Shortage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-mx-5-impacted-by-tire-shortage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-mx-5-impacted-by-tire-shortage/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:47:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457442 Mazda’s new CX-5 SUV is enjoying brisk sales in Japan, and Mazda can’t keep up with the demand. Waiting times of five months or longer were common, says The Nikkei [sub], especially for the top trim lines with fuel-saving diesel engines and leather seats. Mazda would love to deliver them a little faster – but […]

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Mazda’s new CX-5 SUV is enjoying brisk sales in Japan, and Mazda can’t keep up with the demand. Waiting times of five months or longer were common, says The Nikkei [sub], especially for the top trim lines with fuel-saving diesel engines and leather seats. Mazda would love to deliver them a little faster – but […]

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Mazda Can’t Make Its CX-5 Fast Enough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/mazda-cant-make-its-cx-5-fast-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/mazda-cant-make-its-cx-5-fast-enough/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:32:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450607 The new CX-5 SUV is selling so well that Mazda has to expand capacity by 50 percent. Mazda has received more than 60,000 orders for the CX-5 in four months, says The Nikkei [sub], and Mazda’s lines can’t keep up with the demand. If one orders a Diesel CX-5 in Japan, the wait is  longer […]

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The new CX-5 SUV is selling so well that Mazda has to expand capacity by 50 percent. Mazda has received more than 60,000 orders for the CX-5 in four months, says The Nikkei [sub], and Mazda’s lines can’t keep up with the demand. If one orders a Diesel CX-5 in Japan, the wait is  longer […]

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Mazda CX-5 Goes On Sale In Japan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/mazda-cx-5-goes-on-sale-in-japan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/mazda-cx-5-goes-on-sale-in-japan/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431109 Mazda’s stock jumped 6 percent today in Tokyo on news that the Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV is available at Mazda dealers in Japan. Mazda plans for 1,000 units per month to be sold in Japan, and Mazda President Takashi Yamanouchi told The Nikkei [sub] that he expects annual global sales to reach approximately 200,000 units. […]

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Mazda’s stock jumped 6 percent today in Tokyo on news that the Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV is available at Mazda dealers in Japan. Mazda plans for 1,000 units per month to be sold in Japan, and Mazda President Takashi Yamanouchi told The Nikkei [sub] that he expects annual global sales to reach approximately 200,000 units. […]

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Mazda CX-5: Mazda’s New Look Hits The Streets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/mazda-cx-5-mazdas-new-look-hits-the-streets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/mazda-cx-5-mazdas-new-look-hits-the-streets/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:20:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418460 As a small, independent, enthusiast-oriented automaker, Mazda is constantly in a fight for its life, and with its profits eaten away by a rising yen, this is more true than ever. And though Mazdas tend to consistently receive critical praise for their handling characteristics, styling has long been something of a sticking point for the […]

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As a small, independent, enthusiast-oriented automaker, Mazda is constantly in a fight for its life, and with its profits eaten away by a rising yen, this is more true than ever. And though Mazdas tend to consistently receive critical praise for their handling characteristics, styling has long been something of a sticking point for the […]

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Today, In Crossovers: Mazda CX-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/today-in-crossovers-mazda-cx-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/today-in-crossovers-mazda-cx-5/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 20:16:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394352 Mazda’s CX-7 and CX-9 are masterpieces of scaled design, distinguishable largely by proportion or badging rather than any real differences in design cues. And, by the looks of this camo’d test mule, Mazda’s forthcoming CX-5 will be yet another CX… just, you know, smaller. But don’t be fooled: the production CX-5 should be one of […]

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Mazda’s CX-7 and CX-9 are masterpieces of scaled design, distinguishable largely by proportion or badging rather than any real differences in design cues. And, by the looks of this camo’d test mule, Mazda’s forthcoming CX-5 will be yet another CX… just, you know, smaller. But don’t be fooled: the production CX-5 should be one of […]

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