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post #21 of 56 Old 04-16-2015, 03:48 PM
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I shopped the CX-5 for several years as it was one of the few options for a manual CUV, a definite requirement for me. From 2013 on, I had cash in hand, waiting for each release, hoping for decently-equipped CX-5 with a manual, but no dice. The base model seat not folding flat was another turnoff.
The Canadians can get a white, manual, CX-5 with decent audio and a backup camera, no so in the U.S.. Since the 2016 CX-5 MT-6 is still stripped, I took it off my list, otherwise it would be a contender. I am hopeful the HR-V will provide the blend of features I need.
The seat doesn't fold flat in the CX-5 base model?? Why is that? What's in the way that's not in the way in the upper trims?
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The seat doesn't fold flat in the CX-5 base model?? Why is that? What's in the way that's not in the way in the upper trims?
It has to do with the hardware associated with the rear seat bottoms. The Sport model's base is fixed, requiring four bolts each to remove. The upper levels have an articulating mount, which allows the seat bases to fold forward and the seat backs to lie flat. My base Escape XLS has the articulating base and fold flat seatbacks.
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It's not uncommon for back seats to not fold all the way down flat. Most of the time it isn't a huge issue, but every once in a while it can be annoying. I wouldn't be to turned off by it though.
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Horrible call on Mazda's part. When you consider the type of person likely to buy one, that immediately comes up a feature along the lines of what's needed.

Even without considering that, it's just complements the capability of that type of vehicle, making it a well-rounded package.
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It's not uncommon for back seats to not fold all the way down flat. Most of the time it isn't a huge issue, but every once in a while it can be annoying. I wouldn't be to turned off by it though.
I guess I just took it for granted. I'm gonna have a hard time giving up the rear window opening on my Vibe. I assumed that was a standard feature in this segment too but it seems they don't do that anymore.
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I guess I just took it for granted. I'm gonna have a hard time giving up the rear window opening on my Vibe. I assumed that was a standard feature in this segment too but it seems they don't do that anymore.

That does sound like a great feature. I do recall many rears ago that those type of windows were easy to pry open. I am not familiar with how stiff the window frame is on a Vibe, so I don't know if that applies to them.
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Called 2 local dealers, both of whom had said they should be getting them this week. Called them back today, one said maybe 2 months from now, and the other no longer knew the date.

That said.

I also bought a Mazda CX5 today....So far I couldn't be happier. My biggest hesitation on getting the CX5 was the cost. My biggest hesitation on getting the HRV is the size.

Either way, I needed a new car and waited long enough.

Mazda has my money , and I have a beautiful CX5..

Happy girl dance............
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Called 2 local dealers, both of whom had said they should be getting them this week. Called them back today, one said maybe 2 months from now, and the other no longer knew the date.

That said.

I also bought a Mazda CX5 today....So far I couldn't be happier. My biggest hesitation on getting the CX5 was the cost. My biggest hesitation on getting the HRV is the size.

Either way, I needed a new car and waited long enough.

Mazda has my money , and I have a beautiful CX5..

Happy girl dance............
Congrats ! Happy Driving!
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I guess I just took it for granted. I'm gonna have a hard time giving up the rear window opening on my Vibe. I assumed that was a standard feature in this segment too but it seems they don't do that anymore.
One thing I don't like about compact SUVs morphing into urban crossovers is the lack some of the SUV-like features. My Escape offers the option of opening the rear glass independent of the hatch, a really nice feature.
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The seat doesn't fold flat in the CX-5 base model?? Why is that? What's in the way that's not in the way in the upper trims?
As others have said the base model seat bottom is fixed while the upper trims move to allow the back to rest flat when folded.

The other difference is that in the base model it's a 60/40 split, where as in the upper trims it's a 40/20/40.
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