Where Is The Mazda CX-5 Made?

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV that has 2.5 L 4-cylinder turbo engine that has various trim levels to suit all preferences.  This article will discuss where the Mazda CX-5 is made as well as provide tips on how to find out where your specific Mazda was made.

Where Is The Mazda CX-5 Made?

All Mazda CX-5’s are made at the Hiroshima manufacturing facility in Japan.  In fact, most Mazda models are produced at this facility.  After production, the CX-5 is shipped via a car carrier to a United States port and picked up by various dealerships.

Are Any Mazda’s Made In The USA?

No Mazda models are still currently being manufactured in the United States. The Mazda 6 used to be manufactured in Flat Rock, Michigan however, that production shifted to Japan until it was discontinued in 2021 for the Canadian and US markets.

Additionally, the Mazda Tribute used to be manufactured in Claycomo, Missouri until it was replaced by the CX-5 after 2011.

What Manufacturer Makes Mazda’s?

The Mazda Motor Corporation makes Mazda vehicles.  This company is based out of Japan but sells its vehicles in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Canada, and some other markets.

At one point, Ford owned a portion of Mazda but has since sold its interest in the company.

Where Are Mazda Engines Made?

The engines for the Mazda are also produced at the Hiroshima facility in Japan. 

Checking Where Your Specific Mazda Was Made?

All cars have Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN).  These numbers not only serve as a unique identifier for your car but also tell you where your specific car was manufactured.

The VIN number can be found on your title as well as on the bottom of the left side of the windshield.

The first few digits denote the county where the car was made.  At this point, newer Mazda’s will have a “JM” at the beginning of the VIN meaning that the car was made in Japan.

Some older Mazda’s may have the code that starts with a “1, 4, or 5” indicating that the car was manufactured in the United States.

Final Thoughts

Currently, all Mazda’s including the CX-5 are made in Japan.  However, on the horizon is a Mazda and Toyota joint venture to build a manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.  Thus, in the future more of Mazda’s vehicles could be wholly or partially produced in the United States as well as Japan.

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