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JTNY
03-12-2012, 10:10 AM
I plan to order a CX-5 soon but read somewhere that some options like the remote start/backup sensor and tow hitch will be available later in the summer?
is this true or are there folks who have this already installed when they picked up at the dealer?

stonewolf
03-12-2012, 05:12 PM
the dealer i ordered from did not have anything for the CX-5 options wise, said i would need to wait.

yetti96
03-12-2012, 06:13 PM
I don't see the back-up sensors as dealer added yet. It does mention it on the 2nd to last page at the bottom of the brochure, so we shall see.

http://accessories.mazdausa.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=24601&categoryId=15306&parent_category_rn=15306




Remote Start:

REMOTE ENGINE START
Get to your warm, or cool, happy place even faster with Mazda's Remote Engine Start. From the field to the parking lot, or up to 300 feet, it lets you pre-heat or pre-cool your car's interior, start the rear defroster or even help locate your CX-5. Withits two-way capabilities, it lets you check the status of your CX-5ís warm-up time and other operations using the LCD monitor on the remote control (automatic transmission only).


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Description Part Number Price QTY
Automatic Transmission Only. C930-V7-620 $540.95
Install Kit KD33-V7-630 $76.95
Hood Switch (not required for cars with OEM alarm) KD53-V7-629 $17.95





Hitch:

TRAILER HITCH (CLASS I)
Pull your toys to your favorite destination with this Class I-rated receiver designed especially for your Mazda CX-5. See your Mazda Dealer for details.

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Description Part Number Price QTY
Trailer Hitch (Class I) Coming Soon-Available March 2012 0000-8E-R01 $317.95
Trailer Light Adapter 0000-8E-R04 $64.95

Macdaddytn
03-12-2012, 07:17 PM
I had the tow hitch installed this past Saturday, very nice looking hitch because it is barely noticeable. I am not sure what back up sensors you are referring to, all CX5's come standard with a rear view camera to use while backing up. The camera works great day or night. I purchased and installed the window visors over the weekend as well. I need to post some pics.

JTNY
03-12-2012, 08:06 PM
2 Questions:

1) Can you post a pic?

2) I don't play to ever tow, but I would like to have a receiver that allows me to install a bike rack.
Does the "tow package" essentially come with something as shown below plus a tow hitch?


<img src="http://www.suspensionconnection.com/images/items/500x500/13593_a_trailer_hitch.jpg">





I had the tow hitch installed this past Saturday, very nice looking hitch because it is barely noticeable. I am not sure what back up sensors you are referring to, all CX5's come standard with a rear view camera to use while backing up. The camera works great day or night. I purchased and installed the window visors over the weekend as well. I need to post some pics.

Kornik
03-12-2012, 08:37 PM
2) I don't play to ever tow, but I would like to have a receiver that allows me to install a bike rack.
Does the "tow package" essentially come with something as shown below plus a tow hitch?

That and some wiring to connect trailer lights to. Here is Mazda's pic:

http://mazdagear.com/images/products/detail/CX5Hitch.jpg

Macdaddytn
03-12-2012, 09:00 PM
I didn't want the wiring connection, just the hitch for a bike rack, it is a little cleaner looking in my opinion. But that picture is better than the one I just took in the dark.

Macdaddytn
03-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Image URL: http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/garage_attachment.php?id=3665

Macdaddytn
03-12-2012, 09:25 PM
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/garage_attachment.php?id=3665

JTNY
03-12-2012, 10:58 PM
thanks for the pic, were you able to remove the light plus the tow hitch?

and how much was it installed? was it done at the dealership or at the port?

Macdaddytn
03-13-2012, 03:45 AM
I had it installed at the dealership, I included it in the deal. They gave me a little better price that way, I think it ended up being around $400. The install was much more complicated than they anticipated though. They had to remove some of the exhaust, plus it was the first one they had done. It wasa pretty steep learning curve from the way they talked. My labor charge was only $85 but probably should have been closer to $300 so be aware of that. My dealer took care of me on it. I am not sure what you mean by "remove the light", if you are talking about the wiring connection, yes it is separate from the hitch and you don't have to install both.

inodes
03-13-2012, 04:08 AM
The Mazda factory must sure be busy with variances between countries.
Parking sensors aren't optional in Australia. They're fitted in factory to both front and rear on the GT model. Reverse camera is standard on all.
http://www.mazda.com.au/vehicles/~/media/Mazda/Images/Media%20Gallery/Models/CX-5/CX-5%20Night%20Shot%20-%2023022012%2061417%20PM.ashx?mh=445&mw=960

Parking sensors work very well in that they're integrated with the Bose system. The front and rear sound different and operate on different speakers depending on which sensor is picking the proximity.

JTNY
03-13-2012, 11:10 PM
damn you guys get all the nice stuff plus i noticed theres front headlight washers!!


how much is a GT model?




The Mazda factory must sure be busy with variances between countries.
Parking sensors aren't optional in Australia. They're fitted in factory to both front and rear on the GT model. Reverse camera is standard on all.
http://www.mazda.com.au/vehicles/~/media/Mazda/Images/Media%20Gallery/Models/CX-5/CX-5%20Night%20Shot%20-%2023022012%2061417%20PM.ashx?mh=445&mw=960

Parking sensors work very well in that they're integrated with the Bose system. The front and rear sound different and operate on different speakers depending on which sensor is picking the proximity.

inodes
03-14-2012, 07:37 AM
damn you guys get all the nice stuff plus i noticed theres front headlight washers!!
how much is a GT model?

Washers are required by law for Xenon in nearly every single country the CX-5 is being sent to. So washers are found in Japan, Australia and Europe bound vehicles.
They're excluded from US models simply because it's not required there by law.

You want to fall of the chair?

You get it cheap in the US. So unfair - the US dollar has lost a lot of value during the past 3 years. This should in turn mean expensive imports.
Conversely the Australia dollar was the strongest currency in 2011 - which in turn should mean cheap imports.

All crap.... the size and power of your market means you get it cheap, while we pay a ridiculous $47,000 (all costs included) for the gasoline model & $50,000 for the diesel model.

You'd think we'd be crying about it.... Not really. Mazda is now the highest selling full importer in the country, and the CX-5 is looking to be a massive seller.
In 2011 - the highest selling model was the Mazda 3 - the first foreign car to be in No 1. position in 15 years.

hooked
03-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Wow! Is there any government help to balance out the cost, like tax breaks or refunds? For $50k here, you can get a BMW or Mercedes. What's the average income for a middle-class family? A lot of people here don't make that in a year!

udayse
03-15-2012, 05:06 PM
Inodes you have to understand the US has 350 million people. They sell an order of magnitude more mazdas in the US than they would in Australia, even if Mazda isnt the best selling car here. So the price is justified by consumption and low import tariffs. If you are cribbing about tariffs, its really upto the australian govt to bring it down, The US has nothing to do with that. They are fundamentally different markets and not comparable.

formulate
03-15-2012, 07:19 PM
I had it installed at the dealership, I included it in the deal. They gave me a little better price that way, I think it ended up being around $400. The install was much more complicated than they anticipated though. They had to remove some of the exhaust, plus it was the first one they had done. It wasa pretty steep learning curve from the way they talked. My labor charge was only $85 but probably should have been closer to $300 so be aware of that. My dealer took care of me on it.

Are you saying the dealer took 3 hours to install a hitch? Removing, or at least partially dropping, exhaust is pretty standard fare when installing trailer hitches too. I'm not saying they lied to you, but they probably stretched the truth somewhat to make you feel like you were getting a better deal.

inodes
03-16-2012, 06:33 AM
Inodes you have to understand the US has 350 million people. They sell an order of magnitude more mazdas in the US than they would in Australia, even if Mazda isnt the best selling car here. So the price is justified by consumption and low import tariffs. If you are cribbing about tariffs, its really upto the australian govt to bring it down, The US has nothing to do with that. They are fundamentally different markets and not comparable.

You're probably spot on. Can't even remember what tariffs are set to here. But if they ever come down completely, it would be the death of what is a minuscule local car making industry.

CodyZoom
03-16-2012, 08:17 AM
Wow that is a bummer! What are the affordable vehicle brands there? Australian made cars only? I couldn't imagine paying that much for a CX-5, even though I love the vehicle.

hooked
03-16-2012, 09:08 AM
Are you saying the dealer took 3 hours to install a hitch? Removing, or at least partially dropping, exhaust is pretty standard fare when installing trailer hitches too. I'm not saying they lied to you, but they probably stretched the truth somewhat to make you feel like you were getting a better deal.

Also, why should they even imply that you should be feel good that they didn't charge you for their on-the-job training? If anything I would be worried that I was the guinea pig for their first time attempt.

Sorry for the negativity, but I've been burned by such a scenario before. My Chevy minivan with backup sensor was hit from behind and the rear bumper had to be replaced. I should have insisted that the repairs be done at a Chevy shop, but the insurance company sent it to a Ford dealership. Well, when I got the van back, the back up sensor did not work right. I called the shop back up and they had to call in a specialist to do the job. So now I had the inconvenience of having to drop the van off and pick it back up and the uneasy feeling that they let it leave the shop in the first place with the job not done properly.

inodes
03-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Wow that is a bummer! What are the affordable vehicle brands there? Australian made cars only? I couldn't imagine paying that much for a CX-5, even though I love the vehicle.

The one thing you might not take into account is that we have much higher salaries than the US as well.
So basically, it easy to state that we can afford it.

It's for this reason I see daily Ferrari's and Lambo's. A 458 Italia or Aventador is required to get even the slightest of my attention due to just how common the Italian sports cars are. It takes a Zonda going down the main road, to actually turn my head and go "wow"!

It's what we get for being the only Western nation to have avoided a recession. Some people making serious cash. And car makers know they can charge whatever they want. People pay without a thought.

It's also the reason US tourists are avoiding the place now. Americans arrive only to find that's it's quite difficult to afford to stay too long.
For us to travel to the US, we get the same feeling as if Americans travel to Mexico. It's bargain basement prices.

It's about on par with Tokyo here in Sydney.

(I was in Mexico City, New York and Tokyo in January, so have a fair gauge of the prices at the moment)

Macdaddytn
03-17-2012, 10:31 PM
Are you saying the dealer took 3 hours to install a hitch? Removing, or at least partially dropping, exhaust is pretty standard fare when installing trailer hitches too. I'm not saying they lied to you, but they probably stretched the truth somewhat to make you feel like you were getting a better deal.

Maybe so, I ended up having to pick it up the next morning. They just said there was more to it than they anticipated. Either way they quoted $85 labor for the install and that is what I paid. I was just passing along what they told me. Has anyone else had any experience having the hitch installed?

Darque
04-06-2012, 07:30 AM
I found this great site http://www.mazdaparts.org/mazda-cx5-trailer-hitch.html which has instructions for installing the accessories. Worthvchecking out.

Locotiki
04-11-2012, 10:02 AM
I'm glad I saw this post. I have been going back and fourth between getting the hitch and waiting for a roof rack to be available and was settled on the hitch, thinking it would cost me less money. (I already have bike rack roof attachments as well as a hitch mounted bike rack) Looking at the instructions the install looks like a bigger deal than I thought. I've installed class 1 and 3 hitches on our other vehicles and none of them required cutting. Lowering the exhaust doesn't seem to be too big of a deal but I don't like the idea of cutting into the rear bumper. Back to the drawing board....

JTNY
04-11-2012, 01:17 PM
I'm with you on this, I'm kinda bummed to see that the rear bumper has to be notched.

Macdaddytn: Could you provide us with some close-up's of your OE trailer install? some under the bumper shots and behind shots would be great. Thanks in advance!




I'm glad I saw this post. I have been going back and fourth between getting the hitch and waiting for a roof rack to be available and was settled on the hitch, thinking it would cost me less money. (I already have bike rack roof attachments as well as a hitch mounted bike rack) Looking at the instructions the install looks like a bigger deal than I thought. I've installed class 1 and 3 hitches on our other vehicles and none of them required cutting. Lowering the exhaust doesn't seem to be too big of a deal but I don't like the idea of cutting into the rear bumper. Back to the drawing board....

Macdaddytn
04-11-2012, 07:25 PM
I will try, please forgive my photography skills (or lack there of...ha)

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193185&d=1334186407

Macdaddytn
04-11-2012, 07:27 PM
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193187&d=1334186413

Macdaddytn
04-11-2012, 07:28 PM
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193186&d=1334186411

Macdaddytn
04-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Unless you get down and look close you can't tell that the notch wasn't originally there.

JTNY
04-11-2012, 10:49 PM
Thanks for posting the pics!! I first saw the cutouts and I was like "whoa no way!" but if your saying that it cant't be seen then I might opt to get it installed.



Unless you get down and look close you can't tell that the notch wasn't originally there.

Macdaddytn
04-12-2012, 07:32 AM
It can be seen, but it is really not noticeable. I don't think that anyone is going to look at the bumper and think that the notch isn't supposed to be there. If you were to ever remove the hitch then it would look weird but with the hitch it is no big deal. To be perfectly honest I didn't realize it had been notched until I read it on here and took the pics.

densitywave
05-23-2012, 10:07 AM
CURT makes a hitch for the CX-5 that does not require cutting the bumper. It also costs less and comes with excellent installation instructions. I've done a brief comparison below.

CURT hitch (http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2013&make=Mazda&model=CX-5&style=All)

$226.21 for US version
Does not require cutting the bumper
Great installation instructions with color photos
Does not include trailer light adapter
It looks like they sell a trailer light adapter (http://www.curtmfg.com/HitchLookup/find?mount=Rear+Mount&year=2013&make=Mazda&model=CX-5&style=All#tab=wiring) separately. This adapter is stowed in the cargo area and dropped out the rear hatch when needed. The installation instructions don't mention the CX-5, so I'd want to confirm compatibility.
Might sit slightly lower than Mazda hitch since it doesn't require cutting the bumper??? It still looks sharp in the CURT installation photos.


Mazda hitch (http://www.mazdaparts.org/mazda-cx5-trailer-hitch.html)

$331.58 (Includes trailer light adapter)
Requires cutting notch in bumper (shudder)
Instructions seem clear and maybe a bit more complicated
Trailer light adapter fits nicely into a bracket on the hitch. If you rarely use it, some may prefer the hidden nature of the CURT lighting adapter.
Some people may only want a hitch for bike racks and will never use the trailer light adapter. In this case why pay more for the Mazda hitch?

Locotiki
05-23-2012, 10:19 AM
I bought the CURT hitch and it arrived a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I broke my collar bone the day after it arrived and I'll be in no shape to install it for about a month or so. I did take it to a local place that sells and installs hitches to see how much they would charge to bolt it on but they wouldn't do it. Said it was a liability issue for them if they didn't sell the hitch. Odd...

desssa
05-24-2012, 01:47 AM
i have a genuine mazda towbar and it puts yours to shame .. no cut outs for the bumper,and it cant be seen from behind the car untill you put the tounge/ball on.. can get pics tonight if required..
our towbars sit behind the rear bumper ,it does not hang under it like the pic

da5id
08-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Since no one has responded about the remote start, I have it on my CX-5 and would probably not recommend it. It requires a separate fob from the advanced key (and slightly larger) so you end up with two of those if you want to carry the remote start. Also, the car turns off when you open the door no matter what so you end up having to restart it instead of it checking to see if you have the key when you enter and leaving the thing running. It is pretty cool to have the two way remote but I suspect I will leave it in the house since I park in the garage at home and don't want to carry two giant remotes into work. I can post pictures of the two remotes if someone wants to see. Thanks to everyone for the hitch info also.

David

chinq6t
08-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Since no one has responded about the remote start, I have it on my CX-5 and would probably not recommend it. It requires a separate fob from the advanced key (and slightly larger) so you end up with two of those if you want to carry the remote start. Also, the car turns off when you open the door no matter what so you end up having to restart it instead of it checking to see if you have the key when you enter and leaving the thing running. It is pretty cool to have the two way remote but I suspect I will leave it in the house since I park in the garage at home and don't want to carry two giant remotes into work. I can post pictures of the two remotes if someone wants to see. Thanks to everyone for the hitch info also.

David

The engine shuts when you open the door, really? The 2 separate key fobs are understandable and owners have to accept it.. but the engine shut off.. All or most other vehicles just leave it running unless you step on the brake pedal without the key in the ignition. Since that is the case, would an aftermarket remote car starter be a different story?

da5id
08-21-2012, 10:31 AM
The aftermarket remote start systems I have had in the past allowed the engine to run until the brake pedal was depressed (and even then if you put the key in and turned it to run prior to that point (not all the way to start) the engine would never shut off)

David

chinq6t
08-22-2012, 10:23 AM
That's what we've got in our Tundra. So I suppose it may be better to find a suitable aftermarket system to install for any one that prefers the engine to continuously run and also for those who are not keen on adding the tech package that the factory remote starter requires..?

da5id
08-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Or just better to go aftermarket for $500 either way since you can get a much nicer system for that (if you have to carry 2 fobs either way)

chinq6t
08-24-2012, 02:05 PM
I test drove a Touring and asked about the remote engine start. They said it only cuts off when the brake pedal is depressed. But the remote engine start system that's in the vehicle purchased will be installed by the dealer any way I'm sure. So for $500, I'd rather take it to a car shop that'll do it for $300 and it still won't void the warranty.

da5id
08-27-2012, 11:49 AM
@chinq6t

Unfortunately, it sounds like your dealer didn't know much about the way the remote start works (unless somehow Mazda makes different units for the different trim levels: mine is a Grand Touring). The car most assuredly turns off when the door opens. I wish it wasn't the case and if you see one different please let me know and I will go gripe to my dealer to get it switched out!

icedone
09-08-2012, 05:30 PM
I had it put in my touring(mazda oem) and I am sorry for doing it.the motor DOES shut down when door is opened and I was told it will let you turn heater/ac and defrost on and check temp in car,THIS IS UNTRUE.All it does is start/stop it and turn rear defrost on.I tried bestbuy and a couple other places around here and they said they cannot install one on a cx 5 yet plus dealer (checked with 2 other dealers also)and mazda said warranty would be voided if aftermarket so I just got a OEM

da5id
09-10-2012, 12:21 AM
Sorry @icedone, that sucks. They told me the same thing about the climate control but when I asked for details they told me that they were basing that off of the Auto climate control in the GT since it will cool or heat to get to the temp set... sneaky salespeople...

Best,

David

katmar
09-10-2012, 07:55 AM
I had it put in my touring(mazda oem)...

I see the cost of the Mazda OEM starter is $525 when building a car, but does anyone know the total cost to have one installed after delivery?

plum
09-11-2012, 06:21 PM
I would love to see actual pics of the oem remote star key fob

icedone
09-12-2012, 08:22 AM
I see the cost of the Mazda OEM starter is $525 when building a car, but does anyone know the total cost to have one installed after delivery?

see if your dealer will match mazdagear.com(sorry if no links allowed).My dealer orig. said 625 parts + 140 install + tax but got them to match at 481 parts + 120 install,saved enough to get spash guards and window vents ;)..As for remote I will have to find time this weekend to get pic but its just slightly larger than key fob with 3 buttons on right (function,start,stop) and two on left(car find,program)

da5id
09-13-2012, 03:10 PM
see if your dealer will match mazdagear.com(sorry if no links allowed).My dealer orig. said 625 parts + 140 install + tax but got them to match at 481 parts + 120 install,saved enough to get spash guards and window vents ;)..As for remote I will have to find time this weekend to get pic but its just slightly larger than key fob with 3 buttons on right (function,start,stop) and two on left(car find,program)

Photos of remote:
https://plus.google.com/photos/101673286598108152292/albums/5787729238909147665?authkey=CIG_046ovbnOfg

Best,

David

plum
09-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Has anyone tried an aftermarket starter like viper or Compustar?