The Best RAM® Mounts for the Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 with a RAM® X-Grip® mounted on the inside with an Apple iPhone 15.

The Mazda CX-5 consistently ranks among the top SUVs in the US. The best vehicles deserve the best accessories, and Team RAM® has thoroughly tested and confirmed the best ways to mount your phone, tablet, or any other device. Among the thousands of possible mounting options RAM® offers, the solutions most fitting specifically for the Mazda CX-5 will be found here. The 2024 model was the vehicle used in this test fitment, which will pertain to the entire second generation of the CX-5 dating back to 2017.

Best Phone Mount for Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 has a wide windshield that makes for convenient mounting of a suction cup without obstructing the driver’s view. Positioning the suction cup to the left comes most intuitive. The dashboard is not too deep so a standard-length socket arm is sufficient to keep your phone well in reach, while also not in your way.

The RAM® Twist-Lock Suction Cup is among the most well-known RAM® products over the 30+ years in business. This incredibly strong suction holds rock solid against any non-porous surface, always exceeding expectations.

The large RAM® X-Grip® is becoming the go-to phone holder as new phone models are gradually increasing in size. This holder is the most universal as it will support the widest range of phone models with or without a case.

Best Small Tablet Mount for Mazda CX-5

The RAM® Tough-Wedge is an innovative way to secure your device in your vehicle that is incredibly easy to install and durable. This mount inserts between the passenger seat and center console—while wedged in place, this will keep any device sturdy while on the road. For the Mazda CX-5, it is best to position the Tough-Wedge vertically between the seat and console, and the longer socket arm is necessary to bring your tablet up to a comfortable viewing angle. Take the Tough-Wedge in and out of the vehicle when needed, and you can even face it toward the backseat passengers.

There is an optional expansion pouch for the Tough-Wedge, but it is not necessary for the Mazda CX-5.

The RAM® X-Grip® in this kit will support a wide range of small tablets including the Apple iPad minis, Samsung Galaxy 8” tablets, Lenovo, LG, Dell, Amazon, and much more.

Best Large Tablet Mount for Mazda CX-5

Larger devices mean more durability is needed. RAM® Mounts are best known for premium industrial mounts in extreme environments, so durability is never a challenge. The universal RAM® No-Drill floor mount has been tested and works excellently in the Mazda CX-5. Simply bring the passenger seat back to the rearmost position, remove the passenger seat bolts, position the base under the seat frame aligning with the holes, and reconnect the bolts. Be sure to keep the same torque spec when retightening. All nut & bolt connections need to be fully fastened and occasionally checked to prevent any looseness. The mount comes with an additional stabilizer foot that is recommended to keep the mount secure. Depending on the size of the tablet and driving conditions, additional stabilization may be needed.

The telescoping poles and swing arms will position your tablet to the perfect viewing angle.

Best Tablet + Keyboard Mount for Mazda CX-5

To achieve a next-level mobile office by integrating both tablet and keyboard, this version of the RAM® No-Drill Floor Mount comes with an additional flange and ball mount that sets the tablet up in a higher position, while the single swing arm can support an independent keyboard. The tablet dock and keyboard come from the IntelliSkin® with GDS® Tech™.

IntelliSkin® is a protective sleeve for your tablet that converts the USB-C port on the tablet to universal docking contacts that will pair with any GDS® docking station. This particular dock not only charges the dock but also integrates a USB-A peripheral port which can connect to the GDS® Keyboard, so the moment you dock your tablet, you are immediately connected to power and the keyboard.

Example in photo: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. 

Additional Mounting Locations

Rearview Mirror

A RAM® Tough-Claw™ is mounted to the rearview mirror of a Mazda CX-5 with a RAM® Quick-Grip™.

There are a couple ways to mount a RAM® ball to your rearview mirror. The base that's easy to install and gets the job done is the small RAM® Tough-Claw base (RAP-B-400U). No tools are required, and clamps directly to the mirror post. If you are considering mounting your phone in landscape mode, the best option is the RAM® Quick-Grip holder (RAM-HOL-PD4-238AU).

For Backseat Passengers

As mentioned for small tablet mounting, the RAM® Tough-Wedge (RAM-B-407U) can be positioned backwards to face the backseat passengers. In addition, the RAM® Torque base (RAM-B-408-37-62U) can mount to any headrest post, using the “55” inserts provided.

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