Given that, the 5 works best as a niche -- yet still very appealing -- alternative to mainstream vans like the and. . It can be driven hard, but it weighs too much for the horsepower it has and the vehicle doesn't respond well to flick turns or slalom maneuvers. Some automakers may boast that their minivan handles like a car, but with a sporty suspension and precise steering, the Mazda 5 actually does. Helping matters is the Mazda5's 5-speed automatic transmission, which is a smooth and eager shifter. The only major fault to the Mazda 5 is the rear independent suspension is not adjustable for camber and this car will wear out rear tires in about 24,000 miles.
And while the 5 offers an eager four-cylinder engine, there's something to be said for V6 power, especially in hilly terrain or with a full passenger load. Down the road, the Mazda5's resale value is predicted to be about average. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed automatic is available. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The 5 Touring adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a trip computer and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.
The 5's ride is not overly firm, but the suspension doesn't soak up bumps like a full-size minivan. Models with the automatic transmission gain one mpg in city fuel economy to reach a rating of 22 mpg. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. If there's any compromise on the Mazda 5's balance sheet, it's the four-cylinder engine. Powertrains and Performance Every 2013 Mazda 5 is powered by a 2.
Also the stereo knob is very slippery to grip. In Edmunds performance testing, a 5 Grand Touring accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9. A Mazda5 loaded with passengers won't win many races, but for everyday duties, the powerplant is fine. A lot more to come. Larger families will need more space, especially when bikes, bags and pets are included. The base Sport version is the only one available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The fix is to install adjustable upper control arms and then get the wheels aligned with about 250 pounds in the cargo area by the mechanic that installed the control arms for you.
It is fun to drive. I bought my 2013 Mazda5 Sport used in November 2013 with 6K miles on it. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2013 Mazda 5 is a three-row, six-passenger compact minivan available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. Even at the top end, the Mazda5 offers a lot for the money. A six-speed manual is standard on the Sport, while a five-speed automatic is optional on the Sport and standard on everything else. Both Lindsay and I wish we would have went to see Tim first.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. No option packages are available, but even base 5s receive…. That said, body roll is well contained so passengers riding with an enthusiastic driver won't find themselves sliding and swaying in their seats. Currently the Mazda Mazda5 has a score of 7. Remedy Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Interior Design and Special Features The Mazda 5 is obviously smaller than what passes for a minivan today, but it still packs plenty of interior versatility. Outward visibility is excellent, the seats are comfortable, and dash controls are laid out well.
If you seldom ferry more than five passengers, there's a good chance you'll simply enjoy the nearly 45 cubic feet of cargo space offered by keeping the third row semi-permanently folded. Driving It Consider the Mazda5's road manners icing on the automotive cake. There's nothing else quite like the Mazda5 among new cars today. In January, we reported that Nissan had inked a deal with Mazda that would… Mazda has built almost 885,000 Mazda5s since launching the model in 1999, but thanks to a new contract with Nissan, production could soon reach an all-time high. I will buy another one if the ever gives up. We wanted a car that could seat our baby, our 4-yo, and an adult or two on occasion, when relatives visit. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
This package comes standard on the 5 Grand Touring, which also gets automatic xenon headlights, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, driver lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, leather upholstery and satellite radio. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. That figure nets shoppers an entry-level Sport model. Original engine and transmission run great. By the time you put up the third row there is nothing left for storage.
Touring versions add features such as backup sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, an automatic transmission, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The 2013 Mazda5 also has one of the lowest cargo capacities in the class. The 2013 Mazda5 uses a 2. Road noise is fair but a bit loud. Among the 2013 Mazda5's pragmatic highlights is its ease in parking lots.