They think the on road experience is one of the most enjoyable please remember this was written in 2005. The Grand Touring trim adds automatic xenon headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats and Bluetooth. Stability control was added as standard for 2010. Now on the other hand, I've had it since 08 and it's a nice smooth drive, roomy, gas is great!! This is at the expense of that middle row seat in the second row. Mazda has been known for its rust issues. 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.
Changed the front brakes at 80 000Km and rear at 100 000km. This is because those that love their Mazda are scoring it a maximum of 5 out of 5. The 5, however, cannot compete with contemporary minivans on interior and cargo spaces. A five-speed automatic replaces the old four-speed, and is now standard equipment on the Touring and Grand Touring trims. To be sure, the 2008 Mazda 5 is a vehicle that should appeal to a narrow band of car buyers. The expert at Top Gear scored it a 6 out of 10.
A lot of crisp clear images in and outside the car make it an excellent website to look at when doing your research. The Mazda5 is a game-changer for driving around kids. As a three-row, six-passenger mini-minivan, the sits all by itself in a segment of one. As a sporty, fuel-efficient compact people carrier with plenty of standard and optional luxury features, the Mazda 5 definitely has some appeal here in the United States -- certainly more so than Speedos and David Hasselhoff. After driving for several minutes, it begins to release. Both rear rows conveniently fold flat, providing a 5-foot-long load floor and 44 cubic feet of cargo capacity. They do, however, feature a pump lever to adjust seat height.
I cannot figure out where it is coming from. They generally liked it and found the sliding doors, flexibility and good road handling a bonus. Surprised, though, that the gas mileage isn't a tad higher. 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. Below you will find more detailed information about Mazda 5 prices and costs. And as minivans go, this one's cool. On each side are a conventional swing-out front door and an extremely wide rear sliding door that operates with just one finger, but is not power actuated.
Options on the 2008 Mazda5 Sport trim include the moonroof and a rear spoiler but only with the five-speed auto transmission; it's odd that the sporty rear spoiler cannot be had with the sportscar-like manual transmission. I appreciate the effort to guard me from my own stupidity, but. An owner of the 1. The third-row seats are reserved for kin but are acceptable for sub-six-foot adults—just keep the trip short. We need the car space, what can I say! They say there is lots of luggage space, but this must be when the rear seats are down or a roof rack is in place. Ergonomics are good, and there are vast sightlines through the broad windshield.
We recognize that for many people there is a minivan phase of life, when the ability to carry a small brood and their paraphernalia in an economical and relatively fuel-efficient manner is a necessity—stigma be damned. Top Gear - Expert Top Gear reviewed the 2013 and were impressed with its driving but not with its spaciousness. If you're looking for refinement and quiet, this is not your vehicle. Don't listen to people who say that the car is sluggish - they are either used to a Porsche, drive an automatic or just don't know how to get good performance out of smaller engines. If you are looking for one, be sure to check underneath the rear wheel arches for rust, as well as underneath the vehicle, especially in salty areas.
Some of us have been in this business long enough to have retired to a small island in the Caribbean on the proceeds. The higher score was attributed to its looks. In a market filled with nichebusters and me-too copycats, the No. But for value, fuel economy, utility, and reliability I can't say I've ever owned or even known of a better car than our Mazda 5 Grand Touring van. Parkers 10 on — Owner 2 Ouch — only two owners gave their opinion on the Parkers site and both have given a 1 out of 5. Mazda 5 modifications Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. It's the heart of Mazda's Zoom Zoom! And the centre row can be quickly re-convoluted to create a flat load floor, admittedly with a small hole in it.
The powertrain is relatively refined and responsive, but could be more powerful. 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. While the most economical Mazda 5 diesel - for 100 kilometers consumes 6. The greenest option as the 1. Fuel economy ranges from 23 in town to 30 on the highway driving at 70 without cargo box. Its compact dimensions make maneuvering through traffic a snap and parking a much friendlier proposition.
This is based on 184 reviews in total. The overall percentage for the Mazda 5 is 70%. The Grand Touring adds leather seat trim, heated front seats and xenon headlamps, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, automatic headlights, heated door mirrors and rain sensing wipers. That handling prowess is assured via MacPherson struts in the front and a multilink suspension in the rear, with 17-inch wheels and tires. For 2008, Mazda has slightly refreshed the Mazda5's grille, headlights, bumper, color options, and tail. Interior Design and Special Features Some might find sliding rear doors to be the perfect example of minivan uncoolness, but there's no denying that the Mazda 5's sliders make loading passengers in tight parking spaces easy.