Phenomenal fuel-economy at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
All-wheel drive available is an option on all trims.
Stunning exterior styling.
High-quality materials used throughout cabin.
Scored perfectly on crash test ratings.
Stops from 60 mph in a respectable distance.
Innovative rear seat makes the most of cargo space.
All five-passengers receive plenty of legroom.
Ton of cargo space is available.
Popular equipment from higher trims are available as options on lower ones.
Choice of two transmissions.
Fun to drive.
Capable steering, suspension and braking.
Automatic transmission shifts unbelievably smooth.
Four-cylinder engine delivers slow acceleration.
No six-cylinder engine is available, which many drivers prefer in a sport utility vehicle.
Minimal towing capacity.
No rear seat entertainment system available.
TomTom navigation system is only satisfactory. It can be rather slow and most apps on smartphones are faster and more efficient.
Cabin is rather loud, especially on the highway.
No third row seat available.
Adding on options and packages can make CX-5 rather expensive. You are almost better opting for the Grand Touring trim, rather than adding on everything separate.