CX-5 Hood strut options?

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2019 CX-5 GTR
As there is no difference in the body structure for the 2020 the hood struts that have been previously used on 2017+ will work. Realize most ecommerce sites will be slow to update cross reference for a brand new vehicle so the consumer has to use a bit of common sense when shopping. The cross reference will be even slower for direct shopping from non US vendors (Chinese drop ship -- looking at you aliexpress.com or banggood.com or dhgate.com )

If only there was a resource that gathered common used parts, and put them in a single spot...

the document shares some options (these are pretty generic in nature and just two examples of MANY):
HIGH FLYING Car Accessories Hydraulic Jack Front Hood Lift Supportshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KC3CJ82/?tag=m20b7-20
2017 2018 Mazda Cx-5 Cx5 Front Hood Engine Cover Hydraulic Rod Strut Sp W5E8https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-2017-2...over-Hydraulic-Rod-Strut-Sp-W5E8/254336352481

Looks like the Amazon link has gone "unavailable" bummer.. but there are a few more options in the document when you check it out.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Machine Grey
The High Flying brand on Amazon were perfect for my 2019,Easy install,i used blue loctite on lower mount nuts.30k plus car and Mazda can’t include $10 Struts!
 

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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
The High Flying brand on Amazon were perfect for my 2019,Easy install,i used blue loctite on lower mount nuts.30k plus car and Mazda can’t include $10 Struts!
Same here.

Great product.
Easy install.
Makes me smile every time I pop the hood.
 
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Phoenix
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2020 CX5 signature
Year, these steel hoods are rediculous (-ly heavy). Almost all the struts should work well.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
Why do these companies list their struts as working for 2018, 19, 20 and not 2017?

Same car.
The easiest guess.. the seller started selling struts in 2018, didn't bother actually doing any research for the previous year and the parts compatibility reflects that.
 
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Phoenix
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2020 CX5 signature
Why do these companies list their struts as working for 2018, 19, 20 and not 2017?

Same car.
How much do you expect from companies, that rather pay an American copy writer, uses language like "constructed securely materials will make strong product and use easily" - okay I'm exaggerating, but not by much
 
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Why does it seem like there are so many options for Gen2 hood struts, but barely anything out there for Gen1? Are they really that much different?
 
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CX5 GT
Not sure about gen1 but on gen2 the hood is the heaviest one I have ever seen on any car in the last 10 years or so. May be that’s a reason?
 
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2021 CX-5T AWD CE
Heavy hoods are done to reduce the tendency for the hood to aerodynamically resonate and "flutter" at high speeds. Didn't the early CX-5s suffer from this?

- Mark
 
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Heavy hoods are done to reduce the tendency for the hood to aerodynamically resonate and "flutter" at high speeds. Didn't the early CX-5s suffer from this?

- Mark
Yep, despite the crazy heavy hood on our 2014, it still had some shaking issues. Part of that was a TSB about the sealant between the hood skin and frame separating, and an updated cowl seal. I installed the updated seal and stuffed some foam backer rod in between the hood frames and skin, which seemed to help.