I want my Honda back1!!! There are cargo bins under the second-row seats and a covered tray behind the rears, but precious little room behind those third-row seats with their backs up. The only positive - good on gas. A gentle bulge crossing the doors' lower extremities ties together the blistered fenders. Among them: air conditioning; power windows and central locking; four-speaker, multi-source stereo; steering wheel-mounted speed and sound controls; inboard armrests on the middle-row seats; four passenger assist grips; and carpeted floor mats. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. But hey, something has to give. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In this case, we wish we would've gotten a car with more cargo room.
The gas mileage has been great and the car has been perfect since the first day. But they find room inside for a minimum of six people, sometimes seven. The suspension is on the f. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Being a safety maven I'd like stability control, but it is not that this a vehicle that sorely needs it.
Easy in, and easy out. Making room for six adults in a vehicle casting a smaller shadow than the company's five-passenger, Mazda6 sedan is no small achievement. Interior Features Other than the packaging, there's nothing special, or unique, about the 2006 Mazda5's interior. I would say he totally missed the point of this car. The car groans and squeaks as many others have reported.
Have had both rear struts replaced. A panel with the system's controls is tacked onto the console on the driver's side of the shift gate. The automatic transmission's shifts are smooth, though its mode is uninspiring like most I've experienced. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. The display screen for navigation system that's optional on the Touring rises out of the dash top above the center stack and offers four angle settings to fight glare. It would have been able to attain higher speed revving high in 4th gear. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers.
Having said that, by and large we've been happy with the car. Well, it's a crossover - best of both worlds! Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. There are also, however, some significant drawbacks. What would you call it? The newest iterations are about the size of a car, but slightly taller, and often share underpinnings with cars. Given the delightful zoom-zoom persona Mazda has worked so hard to cultivate of late, they may want to rethink that. In my opinion, Honda's Odyssey has been the sportiest looking minivan on the market since it was redesigned for 2005, but I think the Mazda5 is sportier yet.
Only average fuel economy in the city read 20. The instrument cluster is pleasantly basic, with eye-catching contrasts between speedometer and supportive gauges. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. We sampled it with both five-speed manual and optional four-speed automatic transaxles with two normal-sized adults and no cargo on board and found it, well, slow. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Failing to fasten the seat belt around grocery bags, or anything of similar mass, placed in the front passenger seat activates the most irritating sequence of reminder beeps that repeat for several minutes before shutting up.
Low-grade hard plastic in the center console significantly mars the interior. Although, there isn't much leg room for adults in the back. The Mazda5 is a microvan with almost all the advantages of a traditional minivan, yet it is more agile, maneuverable and economical. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The automatic's manual shift mode is faithful to the concept, holding the selected gear regardless of engine speed.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Vehicle controls are sensibly arranged and all-around visibility is good. The downside of this trick is that there's very limited space — 11. The handling is pretty decent, and the ride is well damped. Mazda has positioned itself as the car for those people, the zoom-zoom car.