Are you waiting for a third-generation CX-5?

jaycal6

2020 CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve
I'm one of those people who could be perfectly happy without a moonroof, let alone a pano. Then again, I'm in the northeast and the weather is often pretty lousy.
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
I'm one of those people who could be perfectly happy without a moonroof, let alone a pano. Then again, I'm in the northeast and the weather is often pretty lousy.


Agreed, I've had a number of cars (incl the 2019 CX-5) with sun/moonroofs. Hardly EVER use them - I find them pretty much useless.

Interestingly, my other car's a convertible (not a Miata :)) and I hardly ever go out in it without the roof down!
 

sm1ke

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'18 CX-9 Signature
I'm one of those people who could be perfectly happy without a moonroof, let alone a pano. Then again, I'm in the northeast and the weather is often pretty lousy.

^^ Same here.

Lane centering tech is not something I want, but I'm sure it's coming. People always say it's nice to have and that they use it responsibly, but a lot of these people misuse it or have false expectations that result in collisions and injuries. It doesn't help that some manufacturer's commercials actually show drivers lifting their hands from the damn steering wheel...

Mazda does in fact have lane centering tech, it just isn't available in North America. Initially, I thought that part of the reason NA Mazdas don't have lane centering is because they have GVC and GVC+ instead. But after looking at Mazda Australia's site, their CX-5s have LKAS with corrective steering and GVC+. Not sure what gives. But I'll enjoy not having it until they force it on us, and when they do, I hope I can turn it off, lol.
 
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Mazda3
Agreed about the sunroof. I live in LA and while the weather is nice year round I can't stand the sun beating down on my head.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve
The regular sunroof was one more thing I liked about the CX-5. I do use & enjoy my sunroof but have no interest whatsoever in a panoroof.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve
I would like it if they moved the side traffic alert lights from the mirror glass into the interior - where the mirror attaches and the black plastic is now. It's like that on Nissans and it's MUCH more noticeable and useful than being on the mirror glass. One would think that the mirror glass would be cheaper too without the embedded light.
My wife's 2018 Outback also has the side traffic alert lights on the inside edge of the mirror. Much easier to see. The VW Golf I had prior to the CX-5 also had the lights on the mirror similar to the CX-5. Glare on the mirror made the lights hard to see at times. At least the HUD helps on the CX-5.
 
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2019 cx-5 signature. 2019 cx-3 awd touring
At least the HUD helps on the CX-5.
The BSM indicators on the HUD is great, it would be nice if RPM and turn signal indicators were on there as well...any more than that, i think it'll look very cluttered.
 

Chris_Top_Her

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'15 CX-5 Miata AWD
I don't care for all that nanny driver assist technology; I like the BSM but everything else I would likely be trying to disable. If anything I'm waiting for a proper high output engine (not the current 2.5T). Perhaps with the i6 being designed it will make its way into the cx-5, or a redesigned i4.
 

PaulZooms

16.5 GT Sensing
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Lakewood, CO
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2016.5 CX-5 GT
My 2014 is running like new but, interested in a new turbo version IF it gets better front seats, an 8 spd AT to improve fuel mileage and I don't want or need the AWD. Maybe I can get it all in 2022, I hope. Ed

Looks like you couldn’t wait for 3rd gen any longer LOL. I came very close to getting a 20 GTR last April (Turbo envy!), but held off due to the lack of lane centering and low trade-in offers on my 16.5 GT.

Gotta agree on the need for better seats. An 8-speed would be nice to improve fuel economy, especially if it is as well-sorted as the current 6-speed, which I like a lot.

Other features that I’d like to see:
- a bit larger footprint- nothing crazy, just an inch or two more in width and length;
- a Pano roof, even if it was fixed. Large sunroofs really light up the cabin. Just don’t omit a shade as on the Mustang Mach E.
- NA In-line 6!!! Or 300+ HP PEV.
- A light-colored interior for the top trim. Parchment or a light gray would be good.
- Full parking assist as on Fords. SWMBO can’t parallel park to save her soul.
- Remote creep forward/backward as on Hyundais, for the incredibly narrow parking spaces in the People’s Republic of Boulder, would be nice.

I’d happily pay another $5-7k over current Signature prices for those upgrades.

Still loving my 16.5, so no hurry. A second-year model in 23 would be perfect.