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I'm getting very close to joining the CX-5 family. My decision is coming down to a Certified 2018 Grand Touring (found a VIN without the fuel pump recall!) 28k miles, and the 2022 Preferred. My biggest hesitation is a 2022 going to push me to the limit of my budget - about $70 more a month for a 60 month loan. They look pretty close to me except for the bigger infotainment screen. If I push the loan to 72 months, it's closer, only about a $10 difference, longer loan though.

Is the 2022 any better of a driving experience?

thanks in advance!
 

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I'm getting very close to joining the CX-5 family. My decision is coming down to a Certified 2018 Grand Touring (found a VIN without the fuel pump recall!) 28k miles, and the 2022 Preferred. My biggest hesitation is a 2022 going to push me to the limit of my budget - about $70 more a month for a 60 month loan. They look pretty close to me except for the bigger infotainment screen. If I push the loan to 72 months, it's closer, only about a $10 difference, longer loan though.

Is the 2022 any better of a driving experience?

thanks in advance!
I have the 2018 GT and the only real issue I have had with it was the tires. Mine had about 22,000 miles on it when I bought it.I am a daily commuter so now it has 44,000 miles on it. I also bought it used re certified. Mine has the black interior and it seems to take a long time for the AC to cool it down inside. I can tell it's working ok because I feel the cold air. I attribute it to simply all of the heat when I get in it.

I wasn't aware of the fuel pump issue. If I were buying the 2018 I would make sure the latest software update is installed ( should be with a re cert car). I put in car play myself. The 2019s and onward already have it I think.

I guess only you can decide on your budget. Cars are gradually going to be going more electric and I see a pivot point in about 5 years as I am told battery tech will be much more advanced by then. I think it's still too early to buy an EV for me. This is only my opinion."IF" I were looking at a 2022 though, I might at least consider a hybrid. You could go from 28mpg standard CX-5 to low 40's mpg average with a hybrid small SUV.
If I'm dropping that kind of money and a hybrid equivalent exists for not much more, it would be a consideration(for me).
 
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