The 2012 Mazda5 comes equipped with a 2. 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. A little bigger would be a little better, but we love it as is. We gave up cockpit features that the sedans had but don't really miss them like we thought we would. Honda's Odyssey actually ties the Mazda5 on the highway, with 28 mpg, although the Mazda5 ranks a somewhat better 21 mpg in the city, versus 19 for the Odyssey.
The second row accommodates two adults, but the third-row should be reserved for small children. Don't think the cd player even has esp which causes lots of skips on our dirt road but get something after market and be happy. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. We are happy with this 5 and feel it is the right choice for this stage of our lives. The engine is rated at a modest 157 horsepower and 163 foot-pounds of torque, five horsepower and 15 foot-pounds more than the previous 2.
We hit the guy doing 50mph that was the speed limit The guy says he didn't see us when he went to turn into a store and at 50 we hit the side of his truck. Even with its relatively low power, it is fun to drive, gets decent but not class-leading fuel mileage, and it maneuvers well on its tight turning radius. One thing I love that I've never seen anybody else mention is the glove compartment because there are brackets on the sides to hold things in layers. 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? 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. To see differences among the three trims, check out a. It is fantastic to maneuver and park, fun to drive, and just what our family needed.
There is abundant small-item storage that includes hidden trays beneath the 2nd-row seats and rear cargo floor. Fuel economy is best on the highway have hit 32 mpg so far and can suffer around town. The 2012 Mazda5 gets pretty good mileage for a vehicle that can carry up to six adults; but it could do even better. However, the Odyssey has a lot more passenger and cargo space than the Mazda5, and critics loved its premium-quality interior materials. We managed to fit four adults and two growing children in the cabin without much fuss, though sufficient leg room for adults can be a challenge, especially in the second row. The new engine can be had mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Even more surprising is that there's no navigation option.
Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers are typically paying for the Mazda5 in your area. The body has been reshaped with sculpted sheetmetal, a severely laid-back windshield, with a rear roof spoiler on the Grand Touring version. The greatest strength of this car is the amount of space for the size of car. While the second row offers plenty of space, the third is definitely for small children. 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. It's a lot more fun to drive than my old minivan and much easier to maneuver in and out of parking spaces.
If only they could make this a clean diesel or hybrid. In one 420-mile, varied weekend drive of a manual-gearbox model, over two mountain passes, mostly highway driving plus some city miles, we averaged nearly 30 mpg. Of the two transmissions, we pretty strongly recommend the manual, and if you're undecided, you'll have a better experience rowing your own gears. Other Minivans to Consider The has one of the largest cargo areas in the class, and critics said it has an adult-friendly third row. The Mazda5 is in a class all its own. Vehicle Details The Mazda 5's interior can be summed up in one word: Functional. Plus, reviewers say that the overall cabin design is attractive and well-built.
It's actually quite a bit of fun to throw around a bit! Its sliding side doors technically make it a minivan, but its driving experience and roominess make it more of a small hatchback. Show full review The Mazda5 has been something of a curiosity since it debuted. Unfortunately, the Mazda 5 is not iPod-friendly. 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. 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.
Both rear side doors slide. Lastly, I had a hard time finding where the lever was to adjust the steering wheel. The map pockets in the doors are really small -- big enough for a water bottle, but not much else. Its sliding side doors technically make it a minivan, but its driving experience and roominess make it more of a small hatchback. But, for all its athletic prowess on the road, the Mazda5 has also been refined for 2012, with a more compliant suspension that allows for a little more roll on the curves but makes the ride smoother for passengers who once got jostled around by the previous model's somewhat stiffer arrangement.
The 2012 Mazda5 comes standard with automatic climate control and a six-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input jack. To see differences among the three trims, check out a. To see how child-safety seats fit in the Mazda5, take a look at. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H. What I get: manual transmission, good gas mileage, can fit my 5 wife, 3 kids under 4 plus 2 dogs in it for short haul. Front and rear automatic climate control is standard.