1st Generation (2013—2016) CX-5 Problems

CX-5 owners with a 2013—2016 model year have the most problems with the windows (19%), brakes (16%), and the engine (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Windshield Easily Cracks/divots 9 complaints at an average of 19,407 miles in the 2015 Mazda CX-5.
  2. Windshield Breaks Easily 18 complaints at an average of 19,109 miles in the 2016 Mazda CX-5.
  3. Will Not Completely Shut Down 15 complaints at an average of 53,946 miles in the 2014 Mazda CX-5.

What CX-5 Year is Most Reliable?

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 Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 77 4 302 25.46
2015 31 4 318 18.07
2014 86 4 504 20.04
2013 52 1 539 19.75

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