How are these holding up? Are the nice looking interior materials durable? Interested in a 2017-2018 FWD Touring/Grand Touring.
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I have a 2018, my wife is the main driver and she does outside sales and has managed to put 34k miles on it so far. The only unscheduled repair I've needed is because the dealer double-filled the engine oil once (leaving my wife stranded on the side of the road, that's a sore story that's lost my business at that particular dealer). Just did my first DIY oil change on it, as we used up the maintenance plan. I wanted to poke around underneath, and examine everything, and found no signs of anything rusting after one Chicago winter. I don't expect it to rust away like my 2010 Mazda5.
I wish I had a cool car.
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I was concerned for a bit that it was lash in the transmission, but it's definitely suspension. Out of the bumper to bumper at this point, so I'm just going to ignore it
I kinda wish I waited to snag a 2017, but ours has been great for something like 47k miles at this point. Nothing wrong with it but stupid stuff like a broken console latch or me backing into a dump truck in Chicago then having someone clip that bumper again in a parking lot.
All of the glossy black trim on the GT scratches like crazy if you look at it funny. Seriously, 100% cotton towels scratch it. (The trim on the exterior between the windows can be replaced with matte pieces from lower models though).
The infotainment drives me crazy because it takes WAY too long to pass the warning screen so you can do something. You hit the home button to say "I agree", it still lags. I'd pay $1000 if someone could turn off that ****ing warning screen permanently
E brake switch is annoying as hell. It's not a toggle. One direction turns it on, another turns it off. You're trying to pull out of the driveway and you stab it down, but you don't look... No bueno. Stupid as hell.
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Expose your cracks and love will fill them.
I sell them, and we have a service center. I'm a diehard german fanboy at heart and honest to God, If i had to pick a Japanese sorta luxury vehicle, based on engine, interior materials, fit and finish, (Short of Lexus) I'd go with a GT-R or Signature CX-5
They are robust, have a REAL transmission (not one of those horrid CVT's) and they have great power if you go for the turbo'd engine.
we get them in all the time mainly for oil changes. really don't see any recurring issues with these. Best of luck!
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My fiancee has a 2019 Touring AWD with approx 5,000 miles on it (bought in April). Can't speak for the actual material wear or rust just yet but it is a great and quiet cruiser. We take it on road trips all the time and it is a joy to drive. I wish she went with the bigger motor available in the Grand Touring or Signature editions because when accelerating it causes the motor to scream just to accelerate on a highway on-ramp. But once it gets to speed it is a nice place to be.
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Thanks for the replies.
We bought a leftover 2018 CX-5 in April in Soul Red with Tech package (basically every option) and we kind of regret it.
Start with the pros:
- Car is incredibly silent when it comes to NVH, it's very well composed over bumps and wind noise is of something you'd get in a premium luxury car
- Looks fantastic
- LED Headlights are amazing
- Transmission is responsive and shifts quickly
- Interior looks nice
- Decent space for a small SUV
- Heads up display is great
- Lots of tech
- Gets decent gas mileage
- Paint chips! It's a bit specific to the colour we bought but we had about 5 paint chips in 2 weeks. Dropped the car off at the dealer to get them fixed, they kept it for a week (gave us a Civic rental) and sent it back patched up...I just washed the car last night and noticed about 8 chips (not all on the hood). The paint is extremely thin. I can post some pics if you're interested.
- This bothers me more than it should but the gas flap has a manual lever to open it and the flap is super flimsy
- The car dents easily, just had 3 door dings removed and we park fairly carefully
- The car started stuttering like it was misfiring in June, we took it in twice and they did a SW upgrade part of a recall. Recall has to do with cylinder deactivation
- Brakes are squealing already
- Adaptive cruise control is a bit abrupt, not as smooth as my GTI or some of the other cars I've driven. One of our must-have features.
- Blindspot monitoring - light doesn't turn until there is a truck length of space, which makes it kind of useless when passing someone. It beeps and flashes. And you can't adjust the sensitivity.
- Seats are not super comfortable if you have long legs
- The interior quality is very interesting, some parts of it are soft touch and good quality and then you move your hand 1 inch lower it feels like very cheap plastic
I wish I could go back in time and at least buy it in a different colour. Every time I walk around the car I find new paint chips.
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