Congrats! ?Two years and 48,000 miles on our 2018 Touring.
This has been the best and most problem free vehicle (none) we have ever owned.
A great and comfortable driver!
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They actually do code them to your car color and trim level.About to hit my 3 yr ann. Just tripped 43k and got my Anniversary card. I wondered if they were coded to the color of your car or just a std. pic. Seeing yours now I know. I just like the fact that these and service special offers always have my Molten Lava Pearl pictured on them.
I either find this statement funny, or sad (for you). I've purchased more than 10 new vehicles over the years and have had just 1 that experienced any issue within that time period. That was a GM in the '90's that had a defective transmission. After the replacement, it was fine until I traded it in at 80k miles.2 years at 17,500 miles on my 2018 AWD Touring. ... This car is by far the most problem free of any new car I've purchased. ...
I suggest you read Motor Trend magazines long term reports on their test vehicles they drive daily for a year.I either find this statement funny, or sad (for you). I've purchased more than 10 new vehicles over the years and have had just 1 that experienced any issue within that time period. That was a GM in the '90's that had a defective transmission. After the replacement, it was fine until I traded it in at 80k miles.
I realize this thread was created to counter some of the negative posts that pop up here and there. Honda is not as bullet proof as they used to be, according to recent reliability reports. They are also not Yugo's from the 1980's. The odds of any vehicle having a real issue within 5 years and 60k miles is pretty slim. The fact that you can get a real Honda warranty for less than $1k that's good to 100k miles is proof of this.
In every magazine test of the compact SUV the Mazda CX5 always comes in no better than third.15 months on my 2018 AWD Touring, low mileage at 19,000 km. No mechanical problems to speak of but I don't consider it a better version than my 2014 or my 2009. If I could have the 2.4 litre engine rather than the 1.5 turbo in the Touring, I would. I find the small engine gives very poor heat for northern climates. Below 0F the it takes too long to heat the cabin, and -13F and below, forget it. It's a guaranteed cold ride unless its hours long. Also, since the heating "adjustment", my gas mileage is no better than the older models.
Personally, I also thought the older versions were better appointed. The new model is too "lumpy" looking on the outside and on the inside, I don't care for fake woodgrain trim. I liked the sleek graphite look of the previous models. The leather seats on the '18 seem thinner/cheaper. I also find the many dash menus with only one function, very annoying and potentially dangerous.
On the plus side I think the CV transmission is great; it has a better stereo; rear leg room is excellent.
After test driving all the small SUVs in 2018, my favorite was the Mazda CX5 but Honda won me over with loyalty incentives. I don't really regret it as I know the Honda will have good resale value but for my tastes, the Mazda was a better vehicle. If it wasn't for the heat issue, I'd consider buying out this lease despite the kitchiness, but I'll be returning this one, unless of course I could afford to move south.
Actually, it's usually 2nd. Due to the fact that it was not designed to be purely utilitarian. It was designed more for driving, with the added benefit of being a CUV.In every magazine test of the compact SUV the Mazda CX5 always comes in no better than third.
We placed an order for a 2018 Touring about three weeks before Motor Trend mag came out in which they named it compact SUV of the year.Actually, it's usually 2nd. Due to the fact that it was not designed to be purely utilitarian. It was designed more for driving, with the added benefit of being a CUV.
"Look up the CX-5 here at MotorTrend and you'll see it's always a bridesmaid, never the bride, but for very specific reasons. Our consumer-focused comparisons put great emphasis on cargo and passenger space and fuel economy, and the CX-5 gives up a few cubic feet in the back and a couple of mpgs to the class-leading Honda CR-V."
In the end, it's all about what's best for "you". I use these magazines to show me what each vehicle has to offer. Everything else is just entertainment.