We took a roadtrip from Milwaukee to Upper Michigan and I was floored with how well-behaved the kids were. It gets a little uncomfortable when the kids have a lot of things to lug around, but most times, it's the perfect size for us. Had a recall soon after for the power steering, got fixed and since then never had a problem with the car. Surprised, though, that the gas mileage isn't a tad higher. Looking straight at its new nose, you see a strong grille and obvious Mazda touches like the flying M badge. It has now reached the 130 000km and still does the job! We took a roadtrip from Milwaukee to Upper Michigan and I was floored with how well-behaved the kids were. Its the only wagon with sliding doors.
The five-door model allows you to lug around bulky items that would not easily fit in the sedan's trunk. The five-door model allows you to lug around bulky items that would not easily fit in the sedan's trunk. Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. Safety: Antilock brakes are standard. Consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a multilink rear suspension, the Mazda5's handling, steering, and ride garnered praise in reviews read by TheCarConnection. A Black cloth headliner, unique-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel and ambient cabin lighting to name just a few. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels and a comprehensive airbag safety system, including three-row side curtain airbags, are standard on all three models.
I can still seat 6, but haven't yet. If just going around town you can seat 6-7 people. That said, with one occupant and limited cargo, the Mazda5 cruises easily on flat highways at speeds approaching 80 mph. Safety Standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats. These materials add comfort for you and your passengers, heightening the senses no matter where you look or touch. The second row has two bucket seats that can slide forward and back for additional legroom in either the second or third row. Mazda has been known for its rust issues.
Three-Row Seating In days of yore, American cars seated six passengers on two three-person benches. Vehicle controls are sensibly arranged and all-around visibility is good. That handling prowess is assured via MacPherson struts in the front and a multilink suspension in the rear, with 17-inch wheels and tires. With a microvan that can seat six. I also own a v6 98 Honda Accord and it gets better gas mileage than me Mazda 3!! The engine will always drag and slow down the car.
New this year is the optional navigation screen that no longer pops up out of the dash but now adorns a prominent position at the top of the center console. It has now reached the 130 000km and still does the job! Parking the thing is a breeze, especially in chaotic parking lots and unless we have to get big items or are going shopping for a months worth of grocerie, we take it everywhere. When backing up, standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert 16 helps detect a vehicle approaching from the side and promptly alerts the driver with an audible warning, as well as a visual warning in either side mirror and the display screen. . Show full review The Mazda5 minivan is fun to drive. I also needed something good on gas due to the fact I work over 35 miles from home.
This engine has a timing chain; there is no timing belt. When cornering, the system seamlessly adjusts power delivery and shifts vehicle weight to help usher you effortlessly through the turn. Fair Purchase Prices that represent what consumers are actually paying can differ substantially from the suggested prices, so click on the Fair Purchase Prices to compare. Bullet-proof reliability in a true sports car. True the 3rd row is tight, not great for a long trip I have tried it, sitting there for 2 hours , but does the job for everyday life. Second-row seats have child-safety seat anchors and top tethers, but the third row only has top tethers. Mazda has been known for its rust issues.
Changed the front brakes at 80 000Km and rear at 100 000km. The 5 is the perfect combination of space and performance. We use it as a very comfortable 4 passenger vehicle with very comfortable seating for all of us, not just the driver. I could stand to have more rugged tires to handle bad weather. A one-touch walk-in mechanism offers easy access to the third-row seats, and both the second- and third-row seats can fold down to create a virtually flat floor for transporting large objects. Pedestrian detection operates at speeds above approximately 6 mph. The rear seating is cramped and only small children would fit well.
It's very sporty, but at the same time there is plenty of room for the kiddos. The five-door hatchback is available only with the larger engine. Of course, buyers who put mileage above all else will want to look at the Equinox's 1. With the available five-speed automatic transmission, the engine is barely adequate with a light load and completely overwhelmed when carrying around half of your kid's soccer team. Optional features include the six-speed automatic, power locks, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension.
There are also, however, some significant drawbacks. With the third-row seats in use, the cargo space is very limited, so if you are planning to use Mazda 5 for long family trips, a roof box is a good option. Grand Touring models also pick up standard alarm systems, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, automatic headlights, heated sideview mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. My husband and I shopped around for something that was reasonable and could fit a family of six. The 2008 Mazda5 hasn't been crash-tested by either of the U. Inside, the 5 is simple and practical. That's right: A minivan that's fun to drive.