2nd Generation (2017—2018) CX-5 Problems

This generations ranks 25th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (35%), brakes (21%), and the engine (21%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Vibrate in Cold Temperature 5 complaints at an average of 4,107 miles in the 2017 Mazda CX-5.
  2. Brakes Dragging 1 complaints at an average of 200 miles in the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
  3. Vibrates in Cold Temps 1 complaints at an average of 473 miles in the 2018 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 2018 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 4 1 107 3.64
2017 10 1 144 3.33

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