By Amanda in Austin from Austin, TX on Wed Mar 28 2012 We needed a new family car, and searched high and low for the right one.
The only downside that we have come across thus far is the inability to turn on the interior dome light from the driver seat.
Safety features include six airbags, dynamic stability and traction control systems and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.Yes you can print out a single page or the entire manual, its your choice.The Mazda5 looks like a small minivan.But it's so hard not to drive it that way!Can I print out a page?The Mazda5 is the only minivan-like vehicle that can be equipped with a manual transmission, giving those who want to shift for themselves an appealing option in the family-hauler arena.Too small to be a minivan (by today's standards and too large to be a wagon, the 2012, mazda5 is built on a platform that's about the size of the first 1986 Dodge minivan.
Cloth seats are offered on the Sport.
The 2012, mazda, mazda5's base Sport trim comes with a choice of a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, power accessories, cruise control and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with an auxiliary input jack (no USB port is offered).
5 -liter four-cylinder engine that produces 157 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque.
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Touring models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob and the Grand Touring version has heated leather seats.The.5L enginedoe uses a timing chain which should eliminate the expensive 60K mile timing belt maintenance.This is a great vehicle for small families who occasionally need to fit in an extra child or two (or camp trunks or big Costco runs but don't need to haul around a lot of empty space or weight most of the time.There is a little hole down by my left knee, but if I put my sunglasses in there they fall out when I go around corners, which is a little annoying.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.It is fantastic to maneuver and park, fun to drive, and just what our family needed.It's easy to forget that you're in a minivan-type vehicle because the Mazda5 drives so much like a sedan.Visibility is really good and I was surprised by how much the tiny windows over the side mirrors helped.The stereo is also junk.
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.
The Mazda5 gets a new look for 2012 that gives it more style than most minivans on the market but doesn't completely disguise its wagon/minivan heritage.
Only negatives, so far, are storage space issues in the front seat areas and it would be nicer if the drivers seat would go back another two inches or so, but the seating is comfortable.