SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The base Sport version is the only one available with a 6-speed manual transmission. No stroller, no shopping bags. However the Mazda 5 happens to be a Japanese car that is actually made in Japan. And while the 5 offers an eager four-cylinder engine, there's something to be said for V6 power, especially in hilly terrain or with a full passenger load. The leather-trimmed seats on the top-line Grand Touring model lend a nicer feel literally , but overall, the interior amenities lag behind comparable versions of larger minivans. On my channel you will find videos of cars, motorcycles, motorboats, yachts, motor homes and everything that moves on wheels or in the water.
The car is rated at 28 mpg highway. A six-speed manual is standard on the Sport, while a five-speed automatic is optional on the Sport and standard on everything else. The pair of 3rd-row seats are small and most suitable for children. With the 3rd-row seats folded flat, there is 44. Some automakers may boast that their minivan handles like a car, but with a sporty suspension and precise steering, the Mazda 5 actually does.
If you want a navigation system, portable Garmin units are available from the dealer, as are roof racks to carry everything from luggage to a kayak. You can find me on my official facebook and twitter pages: , or if you have chance, check out my web site: - there I have all my videos organized and all the vehicles easy to find. New for 2013 The 2013 Mazda5 gets new door mirrors this year, and some new paint options. The answer may lie with the new Nissan Lafesta Highway Star -- which, for all intents and purposes, is simply a rebadged Mazda5. Driving It Consider the Mazda5's road manners icing on the automotive cake.
That said, body roll is well contained so passengers riding with an enthusiastic driver won't find themselves sliding and swaying in their seats. So my minor gripes may be picky but my humble opinion. To find a video of a certain model in my channel, just write the brand and model name in the search bar above, or have a look in my playlist. After a year, the handling is excellent. I hope to take it to more than 200,000 miles. Folding the third-row seats yields 44.
. Mid-level Touring models are spruced up with side sill extensions and a rear spoiler, while top-line Grand Touring models are adorned with a power moonroof and xenon high-intensity discharge headlights. I bought this car used with 31,000 miles on it and now have 86,000 miles on it. Down the road, the Mazda5's resale value is predicted to be about average. With room for six passengers, fold-flat second and third rows, and convenient storage areas such as under-seat cubbies in the 2nd-row captain's chairs, there's plenty of space for people and stuff. There's nothing else quite like the Mazda5 among new cars today.
If that doesn't sound like much power, it's because it isn't. No option packages are available, but even base 5s receive…. While we doubt any driving enthusiast's first choice of vehicle would be a minivan, this people mover feels more nimble than its larger, heavier rivals. In most of my short videos 2-5min , I take a look at the exterior design and interior arrangements of the vehicle, so you can receive a general idea and appreciation of a certain brand or model. It will set up for a fast turn as long as you anticipate it and guide the car in. Helping matters is the Mazda5's 5-speed automatic transmission, which is a smooth and eager shifter.
Reviewers said the has an elegant interior design and three spacious rows of seating. Outward visibility is excellent, the seats are comfortable, and dash controls are laid out well. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The second row, on the other hand, offers plenty of individual space and commendable legroom. It also has one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and reviewers liked that it offers adult-sized seating in all three rows. The 5 also now has revised seat trims, and a new shift knob.
I will buy another one if the ever gives up. If there's any compromise on the Mazda 5's balance sheet, it's the four-cylinder engine. But controls are easy to reach and use, which helps the 5 feel much more like a regular car from behind the wheel. The Mazda5 is rather fun to drive, thanks to its Mazda3 bones. Up front, the dash layout looks sleek, simple and modern, with the exception of a dash panel heavy with audio control buttons.
The fix is to install adjustable upper control arms and then get the wheels aligned with about 250 pounds in the cargo area by the mechanic that installed the control arms for you. The recall began April 2017. The 5 offers another advantage that can't be understated: It's pretty fun to drive. Then there is the Mazda5's biggest surprise: its driving dynamics. The two automakers recently inked a deal that has Mazda building a version of its mini-minivan for Nissan to sell through its Japanese dealer network.