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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Suspension Features


Improved rigidity and handling stability

  • A strut type front suspension adopted

  • E-type multi-link rear suspension adopted

  • For the front/rear crossmembers, the welded flange has been eliminated (flange-less), the cross-section expanded and the connection rigidity of the welded parts improved to achieve both rigidity and light weight.

  • By adopting a 6-point rigid mount-type front crossmember, the force generated from the tires is transmitted directly, and an agile vehicle response in low-to-mid speed range has been realized.

  • The caster angle and caster trail was increased on the front suspension.

  • The cross-section on the center member of the front crossmember has been expanded and the longitudinal offset of the front lower arm installation position reduced to realize an optimized framework.

  • The longitudinal span of the rear crossmember has been expanded and the longitudinal offset of the rear lateral link installation position reduced to realize an optimized framework.

  • By raising the installation position of the rear trailing link, the longitudinal input has been reduced, ride comfort improved, and the sense of safety during braking improved.

Improved handling stability and ride comfort

  • Positions of the links and rigidity of the bushes were reviewed to increase toe-in for the lateral force input to the tires.

  • Grip of the rear tires was increased by the increased toe-in, and a mild vehicle response in high-speed range has been realized.

Improved marketability

  • Tire pressure monitoring system adopted

  • Affixing-type balance weights adopted

Environmental consideration

  • Tires with optimized characteristics and low rolling resistance have been adopted.


Suspension Abbreviations
AAS Active Adaptive Shift ABS Antilock Brake System ABDC After Bottom Dead Center ACC Access ...

Wheel Hub Component Inspection
Wheel Bearing Excessive Play Inspection 1. Install the magnetic base and dial gauge as shown in the figure and measure the wheel bearing axial excessive play. If it exceeds the maximu ...

Other materials:

Vanity Mirror Illumination Bulb Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Insert a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver into the service hole in the position shown in the figure. 3. Move a flathead screwdriver in the direction of the arrow (1) shown in the figure and detach the lens tab and sunvisor. 4. Detach a ...

Electric Variable Valve Timing Motor/Driver Removal/Installation
WARNING: A hot engine can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until it is cool before servicing. CAUTION: Applying excessive force (force of 100 N {10.2 kgf, 22.5 lbf} or more) to the electric variable valve timing motor/driver may cause a malfunction. When ...

Seat Belt
Outline (Standard Deployment Control System) Three-point front seat belts with the following functions for front seat passengers adopted. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor: emergency locking mechanism) Load limiter Pre-tensioner seat belt. T ...

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