You will love the second row under seat storage. I then had another analysis done, showing that. The Mazda 5 is the answer. Even the entry-level car with — the all important air-con plus electric windows all round, alloy wheels and plenty of safety equipment. Therefore, the estimated fuel consumption data may vary compared to the actual real fuel consumption data.
It has three rows of seating, 142. Either by design or default, small crossovers ride more firmly. Could use a few more cup holders but the number is adequate. . Love all the extra room! I found the Mazda5 and I just love it! Complete with three rows of two seats each and the genre-defining sliding side doors, the Mazda5 is arguably the only small van on the market — a microvan.
At the pull of a single lever, the seatbacks tilt and the whole seat slides forward to ease third-row entry. One of the common complaints we found is that the air conditioner feels a bit weak for the rear passengers in early models; the second-row cool air vents with fan-speed controls were only added for 2008. Click to see changes from the 2009 model year. The third-row seat is suitable for small children. However, the 5 — as befits a car that will sell in more limited numbers and to fewer fleets — is also predicted to retain more of its value than the other two, making it marginally cheaper to run over that time. The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic 22 percent , in the suburbs 0 percent , and in the city 0 percent. I bought the Copper Red Hue and it just sparkles in the sun.
As the table farther down this page reflects, the Mazda Mazda5 has less front-seat legroom than the Rondo and a few compact crossovers. Car drives very smooth, nice acceleration, comfortable seats, great ergonomics, roomy rear captain seats, excellent headlights, Blue tooth,. Compensation for a 2010 Mazda5. The automatic, likewise, has to shift to lower gears to hit the necessary revs. It makes more sense to put the smallest people in back, of course. I love that it is low enough to the ground which makes it easy for my children to get in and out of.
What I wanted was simple. I would recommend this vehicle to any small size family who just needs a little extra room sometimes. The second and third-row seats fold down. These data were compiled from sources published by the official and nonofficial websites and catalogues of brands and companies. Estimated Fuel Consumption Actual fuel consumption for vehicles is specified in 'Factory data' table. As is typical, the third row has the least space. Ive been researching this car for three years and so glad I finally bought one Thanks Mazda! The Mazda Mazda5 comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.
I got the basic sport trim package in a manual transmission and I feel guilty driving such a fun car while carrying around five people besides myself. Driven with some restraint 60-65 , I can average 30+ mpg on my weekly commute. It has great visability and it is fun to drive and maneuvers very well! Cargo Fold all the passenger seats down, and the Mazda5 has a clear advantage over competitors, with 89. This engine has a timing chain; there is no timing belt. I wanted my children to be able to get in and out easily. Even so, I was pretty comfortable; the second-row backrests recline a generous amount, which helps.
The 5 comes respectably equipped in Sport trim, including those leather seats of average feel , cruise and climate control and parking sensors. With the third-row seats in use, the cargo space is very limited, so if you are planning to use Mazda 5 for long family trips, a roof box is a good option. Complete with three rows of two seats each and the genre-defining sliding side doors, the Mazda5 is arguably the only small van on the market — a microvan. Similar to the Mazda 3 it's based on, Mazda 5 is nimble and actually fun to drive, however it's not as roomy as regular-size minivans. The second-row access is easy; the second-row bucket seats recline and slide back and forth. Ride quality is also pretty good.
The cabin is simple yet stylish, with rich graining providing a nice contrast to some of the hard plastic surfaces, reachable and understandable controls, and quality construction evident throughout. The Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester have 55. Our test car was a Touring equipped with a rear bumper guard and satellite radio as its only options. The front and second-row seats offer ample headroom and legroom, but the third row is best suited for children. The 2010 Mazda Mazda5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour about 38. Driven with some restraint 60-65 , I can average 30+ mpg on my weekly commute. Had to be a low point right? Also love the back window windshield wiper and the front wipers have a sensor that starts them when it rains.
Of the alternatives I shopped, the Mazda was the most frugal on gas. It misses very little else from the standard kit list. The point is to keep from banging it on a low ceiling or garage door. The 5 has MacPherson struts in the front and multi-link independent suspension in the back. On its own merits, the Mazda5 is pleasant enough to drive and live with. In short 100 miles a day is the norm and the vehicle has taken it in stride.