The five-speed automatic transmission remains on Touring and Grand Touring models. Reviewers said the first- and second-row seats can hold four adults comfortably, but the third-row seats are only suitable for children. After becoming frustrated with even used car prices for the type of vehicle we were looking at, I convinced her to test out the 2012 Mazda5. As for resale value, we expect the Mazda5 to hold its value well over a five-year period, surpassing the and , but falling short of the projected value of the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Rav4. But what they usually do… The 2012 Mazda5 may have received a complete makeover for the new model year, but those renovations aren't shackled with a significant price increase. Fuel economy is best on the highway have hit 32 mpg so far and can suffer around town.
Jump up to the Touring trim and the Mazda5 adds Bluetooth, a trip computer and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The greatest strength of this car is the amount of space for the size of car. Minus the 2 dogs and add a roof bag for long hauls. I like the up and down adjustment of the driver's seat. I think the seats are comfortable, but I'm not sure they'll feel so great on a long car ride.
If there's only one person driving, you don't feel like you're wasting gas in a giant minivan. And for that I will be getting another Mazda5!!! Four-Cylinder Power The Mazda5 offers comfortable highway cruising. They agreed that its small size also makes it easy to maneuver around a parking lot. . The only downside is the gas mileage, averaging 24.
It might not be everyone's idea of a great-looking ride, but the stylish molded side swipes and the way the car handles can easily sway many anti-minivan types. Exterior Style The Mazda5's exterior style is influenced by Mazda's Nagare design philosophy that has appeared in the company's line-up for the last few years. Visibility is really good and I was surprised by how much the tiny windows over the side mirrors helped. The front of the Mazda5 resembles that of the Mazda3, while the flanks are unlike anything else you will find on the market today. A 6-speed manual transmission is offered on Sport versions for the few who want it, but the more popular automatic, with 95 percent of sales, is a 5-speed, not a 6-speed, which means the highway fuel economy suffers and the cruising noise level goes up accordingly. First Responders said that if we had another car our injuries would have been worse, I am sad that she is totaled but she saved us! The Mazda5 is in a class all its own. The second-row captain's chairs slide, recline and fold flat, opening up all kinds of passenger comfort and storage possibilities.
Audio systems have also been completely redesigned and reconfigured, and there's a new trip meter and display up on top, in the line of sight. Visibility has increasingly become a problem in newer cars that prioritize design and aerodynamics, but the Mazda5 thankfully goes against that trend; checking your blind spot is a breeze thanks to large side windows. Up close, the drab, hard-and-hollow plastic trim for the dash and door panels is disappointing even considering the price, and there's a lot of road noise on some surfaces. The new engine can be had mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Remedy Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. I suppose higher-quality tush-support is a bit much to ask for in a car at this price, but it certainly would be appreciated.
The Odyssey also has an excellent safety score for the class. Opting for the mid-level Touring trim gives you fog lamps, spoiler, Bluetooth connectivity, trip computer and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The third-row split bench is hard to get to—and adults will find their knees positioned toward their chins—but it works in a pinch, or more often for smaller kids. But you can also load the family plus grandparents in for a quick trip across town. When you fold the third row, you get a bit more space at 44. If you have bigger kids definitely test that all will fit before you buy.
Units Affected 580455 Ever wonder what a 2012 Mazda5 would look like with a conservatively-designed front fascia and without the wild waves that carry across its sides? Most surfaces are hard plastic, but they are tempered somewhat by tasteful graining and good assembly quality. The Mazda5 gets the Mazda3's rounded climate control vents at either side, and center vents have been moved higher up for better flow. The first morning we had the car I drove the kids to school as a special treat and had to laugh when I saw three other Mazda5's in the drop-off lane in the short time we were there. Currently the Mazda Mazda5 has a score of 8. This is a clear example of the 'If it ain't broke' mantra. The lower body is sculpted with an upswept line starting just behind the front tires and extending up and over the rear wheel wells.
There is little more than grocery-bag space behind the 3rd row, but all rear seats fold to make a nearly flat floor and can be arranged for a wide variety of passenger or cargo loads. There are only six cup holders -- the Odyssey has 15! All the seats have been redesigned to offer more long-trip comfort and durability. The Mazda 5 was last offered as a 2010 model. We knew immediately that it was the car for us. The Mazda5 can accommodate six people, while its competitors can hold seven or eight. We love the interior room, the flexible seating, the zippy handling, and the fact that it looks like a car not a minivan.