If you need seating for six with easier third-row entry than an SUV and a smaller price tag than a minivan, the Mazda5 can fill your need. Starting under $20,000, the Mazda5 features sliding rear door
If you're looking for seating for six but also want the kinds of features offered by the Chrysler Town and Country (table and swivel seats), Toyota Sienna (reclining seats with footrests) or Honda Ody
It may seem like an oxymoron to refer to a wagon/minivan as fun to drive, but the Mazda5 offers a sportier driving experience than a minivan or other "people-hauler." Considering its size and utility, the Mazda5 is surprisingly spry on the road and hugs tight to the curves during spirited driving. It's easy to forget that you're in a minivan-type vehicle because the Mazda5 drives so much like a sedan. But, for all its athletic prowess on the road, the Mazda5 has also been refined for 2012, with a more compliant suspension that allows
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By patsy (NY) on Thursday, February 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "nice to drive in daylight on major highways"
Cons: "Only one electrical port in front cabin."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Positive reviews: The Mazda 5 grand touring offers a lot of standard features and has plenty of power.The engine and transmission is smooth and the ability to shift it like a manual transmission is very useful if you have to descend a lot of hills. Very comfortable to drive on long trip. Negatives:Low beam headlights are terrible on country roads.You can't see 30-40 yards in front on a undulating road.The car is terrible in snow.The traction control kicks in on a hill and slow the car down to the point where you have to turn around and go back,turn the traction control off and hope you can make it. Don't buy it if you live in the country where it snows."
8 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By NEWENGLAND MOM (CT) on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "FUN TO DRIVE, HANDLES LIKE OUR LEXUS - CAN YOU BE"
Cons: "WISH IT HAD BUILT IN NAVIGATION"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"WE COMPLETELY LOVE OUR MAZDA 5 GRAND TOURING. IT WAS CHEAPER THAN THE OTHER MINIVANS THAT WE LOOKED AT W/ LEATHER."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
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