The 5-speed automatic isn't exactly state-of-the-art in a world where 6-speeds and continuously variable automatics are commonplace, but it's smooth and eager enough. There is so much to enjoy with the Mazda5 that cannot be portrayed so stop by Grappone Mazda soon to get your hands on one before they are gone for good! It combines all the usefulness of a minivan with the nimble driving feel of a small hatchback. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The dull, lightly grained black plastic shifter trim ring is easily scratched, and other plastic items just have a low-rent feel. Still, the Dodge isn't as much fun behind the wheel as the Mazda minivan.
The person that called me was the finance person. Despite a high score in our tests, there are some downsides. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2015 Mazda 5 is a three-row, six-passenger compact minivan available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. The Mazda five is kind of a paradox, it's not really in minivan, it's not really a hatchback, it's not a sedan, but it does the work of all these things fairly well. I'm sure I paid more for it via the dealership but they do give their stamp of approval on the work so I went with it.
Lots of windows provide a good view out and the tidy footprint aids maneuverability and parking. Its lightweight sliding rear doors, for example, provide easy entry and exit and eliminate the chance of your kids whacking adjacent cars while they hop in and out of the 5 while parked in crowded parking lots. Rear parking sensors also are standard, as well as Bluetooth with audio streaming, on mid-range Touring models. If you're hauling a bigger load, the second and third rows fold flat, and the low floor makes it easy to load large objects without a high liftover. The Mazda 5 has a charming simplicity. I did have the car checked by my mechanic when I purchase and the only negative he had to say was that the transmission oil was a bit dirty and needed to be changed rather gray. So, all in all, I'm a happy camper so far and me and my Madza 5 are rolling along.
A five-speed automatic is now the only transmission option, but at least it has manual shift control. 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 miles per gallon. With a forward facing infant carseat and a booster seat the car seats themselves need to be pushed further back which means there is no foot and leg room for the back 2 seats. Power and Associates has not rated the 2015 Mazda5 for reliability. The 2015 Mazda5 casts a fairly conventional shadow for a minivan, except for the size, of course.
The Mazda 5 Touring adds 17-inch wheels; leather trim on the steering wheel and shift lever; and a trip computer. Anyway, couple of goods -- steering is tight and controlled, brakes are great -- commuting is a breeze, drives like a car. The 6-speed manual transmission has been dropped this year, a move certain to draw laments from a handful of family-toting enthusiasts, but few others. Check out all of the cubbies to stow your stuff in while Hollis examines the spacious, comfortable interior. Lots of windows provide a good view out and the tidy footprint aids maneuverability and parking.
Aided by wide sliding door openings, the Mazda 5's third row offers easier access than just about any three-row crossover. C'mon Mazda, you put rain sensing wipers in there -- but no power seats. The 2015 Mazda5 is a compact minivan, combining the utility of sliding doors and flexible seating with the maneuverability of a compact car. There is just one engine available on the Mazda 5, a 157-horsepower four-cylinder. For its last hurrah, Mazda took away the option to have a manual transmission but made few other changes. The 2015 Mazda5 can be found in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All and all I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone.
Vehicle Overview The Mazda5 small minivan has room for up to six people in three rows. In Edmunds performance testing, a Mazda 5 Grand Touring accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a leisurely 9. Steering feel is also a strong point. The nice thing about that was that there is a transmission dip stick so you can actually check the quality of the fluid. Although it has enough power for day-to-day errands, acceleration is still pretty pokey, especially on hills or when fully loaded. Grand Touring models up the comfort factor with leather upholstery, a power moonroof, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers and driver's-seat lumbar support.
Safety Every Mazda 5 comes with standard stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. That said, this roominess is quickly eaten up if you install rear-facing car seats in the middle row, and owners will find that the front seats have to be scooted farther forward than in standard-size minivans. Most of the time, such as when you're commuting, shuttling the kids to school or getting groceries, it's adequate. The flow of surfaces and creases down the fenders generates some visual drama, and the long taillights have gone horizontal, all in the name of lowering the van's profile, making it seem more like carlike. The car drove nice and it was clean, but I did not like the fact that 1 the sales person lied about not being the only sales person 2 emphasis on credit app vs the vehicle and 3 no follow up after leaving the dealership. I'll say this: The biggest safety feature you have going for you is to be an attentive driver so you don't drive into posts and pillars and such and don't drink and drive.
That's slower than any V6-powered minivan but about the same as a four-cylinder-powered compact crossover. It's the only minivan in the segment without available navigation, an infotainment system, power sliding rear doors, or a power liftgate. It's also the only 2015 minivan available with all-wheel drive. Vehicle Details It may not be fancy inside, but the 2015 Mazda5 gets the job done. Cons: Since this is the sport model of the Mazda 5, there was no blue tooth, no heated, leather seats and no moon roof. I received a Mazda 5 as my rental after my car accident.
As a brand, Mazda generally ranks about average. Though the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon may not be as big…. Bluetooth with audio streaming is also standard. Having a tight 2 car garage, I like it that I can get in and out via the sliding doors without bumping my wife's car as I prepare the car for the various tasks I need to do. The interior material and finish is pretty. It lacks many of the bells and whistles of other vans, but it's more fun to drive than the typical used family hauler. Which Is Better: 2015 Mazda5 or 2015 Toyota Sienna? Whether you're considering… The 2014 Ford Transit Connect will soon be put to work by businesses in the U.