Car & Driver recently reviewed the CX5 and gave it a mostly positive review. Towards the end of the article, they mention one last interior gripe that may soon be addressed:
So perhaps in 2018 Apple Car Play and Android Auto will both become a standard feature. What's more, those who already have MazdaConnect 3 units in their Mazdas will be able to upgrade to include these apps. Hope that this will apply across the board and not simply to the 2017 CX5 owners.There’s really only one glaring interior omission: Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. Mazda says that both are coming and early CX-5 adopters will be able to upgrade later.