1st Gen (2013 – 2016) Mazda CX-5 Problems

The 1st generation of the CX-5 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 19.83. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2013–2016 CX-5 model years have sent in 231 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the windows (19%) followed by the brakes (17%) and the engine (17%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 71
23.57
2015 30
17.42
2014 81
20.14
2013 49
18.18

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