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Mazda CX-5 Owner's Manual

You can find 13 different owner's manuals for the Mazda CX-5 on this page that are in the PDF format.

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Yearly CX-5 Owner's Manuals

The years available stretch from 2013 through to 2024 and to view the manual you just click the name underneath.

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About The CX-5

First built in 2012 but not delivered to customers until 2013, the Mazda CX-5 was a replacement for the compact crossover SUV the Tribute.

The owner’s manuals on this page cover the basic and advanced features and how to use the car safely, as well as some warranty information.

These user guides will help you get acquainted with your new car so you can enjoy driving it for years to come.

The Platform

The platform that the CX-5 is built on is the same as the Mazda3 and Mazda6 and has all of the same features such as SkyActiv technologies.

By comparing those models of car with the various Mazda CX-5 manuals you can see how much the models overlap.

The engine choices available to customers are fairly limited though this model is marketed as a fuel-efficient alternative SUV to the gas guzzlers.

Transmission is fairly limited, you can either have a manual or automatic but are stuck with 6 gears – satisfactory for today’s modern cars.

This car was featured by many magazines and publishers as a green car and it was a runner-up for several awards.

The CX-5’s Design

The original version was among the models that CX-5 released sporting a completely new way of styling for the brand called Kodo.

You can see that change in design by flicking through the yearly Mazda CX-5 owner’s manuals on the list to the left of this description.

A face-lift of the CX-5 came in 2016 just before the second generation’s release and brought with it improved exterior styling as well as inside the instrument cluster and warning lights were revised.

The second-generation model was released in 2017 and with that came a more performance-focused trim (2.5-liter turbo gasoline) which isn’t as environmentally friendly as the other versions.

Alongside the performance-based trim was a range of standard ones too including:

  • Carbon Edition
  • Grand Select
  • Grand Touring
  • Grand Touring Reserve
  • Signature
  • Sport
  • Touring

Buyers are able to choose to have the car in a fixed 2 wheel drive drive-train or a 4 wheel drive one. The availability of these drive-trains is restricted in some territories.

The sales of the CX-5 have steadily increased as the years have gone by and the positive safety ratings have helped push those sales further.


Q: How often do you change the oil in a Mazda CX-5?

A: According to the owner's manual, the CX-5 needs to have its oil changed every year or 12,000 miles - whichever comes first.

Q: Does the Mazda CX-5 come in manual transmission?

A: The most recent version (as of 2021) is available with either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Q: Can you start a Mazda CX-5 with a key?

A: If the key fob for your CX-5 is dead then you can still start the engine with it. Simply hold the key fob in your hand and push the engine start button with the fob itself.

Q: Does the Mazda CX-5 need synthetic oil?

A: Mazda recommends that you use fully synthetic oil in your CX-5. Using synthetic oil also means that you will not need to change the liquid and filter as often - and parts wear slower too.

Q: Are Mazda CX-5 expensive to maintain?

A: When comparing the CX-5 to other similar models in the compact crossover SUV segment you will find it's considerably cheaper to maintain than the others.