Every Mazda Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Mazda generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 1st Generation Mazda CX-5

From 2013 to 2016, the CX-5 accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 19.83. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 38 Mazda generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
38th CX-5 Gen 1 2013—2016
19.83
37th MAZDA3 Gen 2 2009—2013
17.15
36th CX-7 Gen 1 2007—2012
10.5