2017~2021 Noisy CX-5 GT

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Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
I've noticed that when I drive on concrete roads it's much louder than
driving on blacktop, with stock tires.......

Pretty much what I came here to say.

Older concrete roads are the only time I notice road notice in my '19. There's this one particular stretch that comes to mind...

If the OP goes back to test drive another car, he needs to drive his own car along the same route he intends to take the comparison drive so as to be on identical road surfaces.
 

mazdadude

ZOOOOOOOOOM ZOOOOOOOOOM
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'16.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring
I purchased a new CX5 GT 2019 (AWD) one month ago (currently it has 900 miles), it comes with tires 19'' Toyo A36 (never heard of this tire brand before).

The car is VERY noisy (I gave a friend a ride, he also immediately noticed the noise), and feel most noise comes from the tires/road. (I don't notice wind noise, probably the tire/road noise is way louder than wind noise, so I didn't hear the wind noise).

Is it normal?

Are your OEM Toyo tires quiet ?

Any other method to reduce the noise besides replacing these tires ?

Location: California, Bay Area. (recent temperature: 50 ~ 70 F)

Thanks

Toyo tires have been around since post WW2 in August of 1945, and they have been in the US since 1966. If you know tires, I am not sure why you have never heard of them before?
Check your tire pressure, they probably still have 50-55 psi in them from the boat ride.
 
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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
In general, if the tire has bigger tread blocks, it is likely going to be louder and noisier than one with many smaller blocks.
For comparison, I go to tirerack.com and check out owners' reviews. Look at ones with more reported mileage.
 
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2017 Mazda 6 Sport
Make sure the tires are inflated to the psi on the door tag. Mazdas arrive to the dealers with the tires at 50+psi and are supposed to be lowered to the correct level but often aren't
 
Update

My wife and I went for a ride yesterday on an older road surface. My wife asked what is that noise. We then drove over a smooth asphalt section and she said...guess the noise went away. So, I change my previous post...the road surface does effect the noise from the tires.
 
Wow, so many replies. Thank you so much, my fellow Mazda owners !

I went to the dealer and a technician did a test drive with me. His conclusion: That noise is normal! (I still doubted). Then we went back to the dealer, the technician checked the tire pressure, all 4 tires were 47 psi !!! He said usually they lower the tire pressure to 36 PSI when they give a car to a customer, but looks like they forgot to do that for me on the day I purchased.

Feel better now.

And Yes, road surface makes big difference !
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Wow, so many replies. Thank you so much, my fellow Mazda owners !

I went to the dealer and a technician did a test drive with me. His conclusion: That noise is normal! (I still doubted). Then we went back to the dealer, the technician checked the tire pressure, all 4 tires were 47 psi !!! He said usually they lower the tire pressure to 36 PSI when they give a car to a customer, but looks like they forgot to do that for me on the day I purchased.

Feel better now.

And Yes, road surface makes big difference !
Nice!

When the tech who rode with you says normal, then checked the tire pressure which is NOT normal! ;)

If I were you Id check tire pressure the first thing in the morning again. Your actual tire pressure has to be lower than Mazda recommended 35 psi, Id guess 32. The reason is that Mazda tech adjusted the pressure right after a long ride and the air inside of tires had been heated up, hence the higher tire pressure. Usually itd have increased 3~6 psi depending on situations.

If you dont have a digital tire pressure gauge, go invest one during the holiday season, in addition to a nice portable air pump. This would be much easier to properly check and adjust tire pressure the first thing in the morning.

Or at least go to Discount Tire, or Americas Tire (if 95134 is your zip code), near you and double check the tire pressure. This would have the same heat-up problem on tires and you should ask the tire shop pumping up to 37~39 psi., then re-check it again the next morning. Releasing air is easier as you dont need an air pump.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
BTW, when youre at the Americas Tire checking out the tire pressure for free, make sure to check your mini spare tire in the trunk too. Unlike the road tires, it should be very low! (40+ psi instead of recommended 60 psi!)
 
Nice!

When the tech who rode with you says normal, then checked the tire pressure which is NOT normal! ;)

If I were you Id check tire pressure the first thing in the morning again. Your actual tire pressure has to be lower than Mazda recommended 35 psi, Id guess 32. The reason is that Mazda tech adjusted the pressure right after a long ride and the air inside of tires had been heated up, hence the higher tire pressure. Usually itd have increased 3~6 psi depending on situations.

If you dont have a digital tire pressure gauge, go invest one during the holiday season, in addition to a nice portable air pump. This would be much easier to properly check and adjust tire pressure the first thing in the morning.

Or at least go to Discount Tire, or Americas Tire (if 95134 is your zip code), near you and double check the tire pressure. This would have the same heat-up problem on tires and you should ask the tire shop pumping up to 37~39 psi., then re-check it again the next morning. Releasing air is easier as you dont need an air pump.



Yes, you are right. The tech guy is stupid and irresponsible, I told him that it is not accurate to measure the tire pressure right after a long driving.

Anyway, I got a gauge and can measure and adjust the tire pressure by myself.
 
CX-5 noise

I purchased a new CX5 GT 2019 (AWD) one month ago (currently it has 900 miles), it comes with tires 19'' Toyo A36 (never heard of this tire brand before).

The car is VERY noisy (I gave a friend a ride, he also immediately noticed the noise), and feel most noise comes from the tires/road. (I don't notice wind noise, probably the tire/road noise is way louder than wind noise, so I didn't hear the wind noise).

Is it normal?

Are your OEM Toyo tires quiet ?

Any other method to reduce the noise besides replacing these tires ?

Location: California, Bay Area. (recent temperature: 50 ~ 70 F)

Thanks
 
I have a 2019 CX-5 Signature with the Toyo A36 tires. I find the major source of noise is the road with these tires. A well paved road in my experience is very quiet while some of the older roads can be pretty noisy. The Toyo's are crappy OEM equipment. Putting on a good set of tires will vastly improve noise levels and handling.
 
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2019 CX-5 GT 184 2.2 twin turbodiesel auto - Sonic Silver
I have a 2019 CX-5 Signature with the Toyo A36 tires. I find the major source of noise is the road with these tires. A well paved road in my experience is very quiet while some of the older roads can be pretty noisy. The Toyo's are crappy OEM equipment. Putting on a good set of tires will vastly improve noise levels and handling.

Crappy in what respect?
 
I purchased a new CX5 GT 2019 (AWD) one month ago (currently it has 900 miles), it comes with tires 19'' Toyo A36 (never heard of this tire brand before).

The car is VERY noisy (I gave a friend a ride, he also immediately noticed the noise), and feel most noise comes from the tires/road. (I don't notice wind noise, probably the tire/road noise is way louder than wind noise, so I didn't hear the wind noise).

Is it normal?

Are your OEM Toyo tires quiet ?

Any other method to reduce the noise besides replacing these tires ?

Location: California, Bay Area. (recent temperature: 50 ~ 70 F)

Thanks

I had the same experience when I recently test drove a 2019 Sig. I made the mistake of saying so in a post, and was attacked as a troll by certain members of this forum. So be aware...
 

rockethead26

2019 CX-5 Reserve
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N. Arizona @ 7000'
My new GT-R is quiet. I checked tire pressure and the dealer had correctly adjusted all tires to 35 psi. Now, I did make sure I mentioned the occasional deliveries with over inflated tires to them prior to delivery.