Mazda CX-5 Tire Pressure

The recommended Mazda CX-5 tire pressure is 34 psi for the 17” rims and 35 psi for the 19” rims.
Written by Melanie Krieps Mergen
Reviewed by John Davis
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The recommended tire pressure for a
Mazda CX-5
is 34 psi for models that came with 17” rims and 35 psi for models with 19” rims. You should aim to check your tire pressure once a month or whenever you suspect a tire is low.
  • The Mazda CX-5’s tire pressure requirements depend on what tire size you have.
  • Find your tire pressure recommendations in your owner’s manual or on your driver’s side door jamb.
  • Check your tire pressure monthly to ensure your tires remain in good condition.

What is the right tire pressure for a Mazda CX-5?

The recommended tire pressure for the CX-5 changes slightly depending on which tire size you have. There are two rim size options for the CX-5: a 17” rim and a 19” rim. 
  • 17” rim (P225/65R17 100H): 34 psi for both front and rear
  • 19” rim (P225/55R19 99V): 35 psi for both front and rear
Keep in mind, however, that these specifications might vary depending on your CX-5’s model year.
You can check your owner’s manual or driver’s side door jamb to confirm your model’s tire pressure recommendation, and you can find your tire size on the side of your tires if needed. 
If you deviate from the factory tire size that came on your CX-5, the tire pressure recommendations might change. Additionally, if you live somewhere that experiences cold winters, it can be a good idea to overinflate your tires when the temperature drops. A rule of thumb is that tire pressure decreases by about one psi with every 10°C drop in temperature. 
Generally, it is recommended to inflate your winter tires 3-5 psi above the recommended pressure.
When your Mazda’s tire pressure is at the right level, it can help to:
  • Improve fuel economy
  • Prevent tire blowouts
  • Improve handling
  • Reduce wear and tear
  • Increase safety

Tire pressure recommendations for other Mazda vehicles

Vehicle
Front tire pressure
Rear tire pressure
2022
Mazda 3
36 psi
36 psi
2022 Mazda 6
36 psi
36 psi
2022 Mazda CX-3
36 psi
33 psi
2022 Mazda CX-30
36 psi
36 psi
2022 Mazda
CX-9
36 psi
36 psi
2022 Mazda
MX-5 Miata
29 psi
29 psi
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How to check Mazda CX-5 tire pressure

If your CX-5 detects low tire pressure, the system will alert you by illuminating the warning light on your dashboard—but you shouldn’t wait until then to check your tires.Regularly checking your tire pressure is a simple and important part of
basic car maintenance
. Fortunately, it’s super straightforward. 
You will need a
tire pressure gauge
and a place to park on flat ground. If you don’t have a pressure gauge, most gas station air fill stations have a pressure gauge built into the air hose.
To check your tire pressure just park your car on level ground, remove the valve stem cap on the tire and push the tire pressure gauge on the valve stem. The gauge will give you a pressure reading, which you can use to add or remove air as needed. 
If you have low tire pressure, your tire pressure monitoring system will turn a light on in your dash. But there are other ways your vehicle might tell you the tires are low. Decreased performance, an uneven ride, and abnormal steering can all be signs that one or more of your tires are low.

How often should you check tire pressure?

It is recommended to check your tires once a month, during seasonal changes, whenever you have reason to suspect low tire pressure, or before any especially long drives.

How to tell if your Mazda CX-5 needs new tires

On average, a set of tires will last you around 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Based on average annual driving habits, that works out to around three to five years. 
Several factors will affect how long your tires last, so you should be in the habit of regularly checking your tires for low tread depth, odd cracks, and bulges.
The penny method is a nice trick for checking your tire tread depth. Tires should be taken off when they reach a tread depth of 1/16”. You can use a penny to check this by inserting a penny Lincoln’s-head-first into the tire tread. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is too low.
MORE: Low tire pressure in cold weather, and how to fix it 

How to reset the Mazda CX-5 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is really handy for catching low-pressure tires early. Sometimes, though, the TPMS light won’t turn off after inflating your low tires. In this case, you might have to reset the TPMS.
The process is simple. You should find a “set” button next to the steering wheel. With your car in park, turn your car on (but don’t start the engine) and hold the set button down until the TPMS light flashes a few times. That should reset the TPMS.
If this doesn't turn the TPMS light off, there might be another issue, like a faulty sensor. You might want to take your car to a dealership or auto shop to investigate the issue further.
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