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2013 Mazda5 Touring- Love every minute of driving ! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/25/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Functionality and simplicity. The Mazda5 is all about Value and Versatility in everyday life. Mazda is first in Quality behind Lexus. This smart family-friendly work horse will likely survive as a hand-me-down to later generations. 2012 and on is greatly improved features and perfected each year. It's shape utilizes every inch of the 7/8th micro-van shape. I love the solid sound of the door slam. Efficient under second-row captain chair storage is simply brilliant. Rack & pinion steering makes it so much fun to drive. This smaller size is easier to wax, which I do 3-4 times a year. I rented the car in LA by accident, and loved it so much, I decided to buy it for it's handling, versatility.
Cons: Although it is written 22 mpg city, I can easily get 25+ without trying. The same engine in my wife's 2011 M3 hatchback get 37 mpg on highways. I would have like to see a more "sexy" console; but then, the Mazda5 is all about functionality and value- not frills. I would rather they keep costs down, than hype insignificant trinkets.Some writers fuss over the lack of Nav; but a cheaper GPS on the dash for long trip is preferred to keep costs down, and actually safer to keep from break-ins. I was use to my previous car radio with the scrolling song titles and miss that here. A minor thing.
Overall review: Mazda 5 has so many user-friendly features, overlooked by many, but build in as part of the overall concept of versatility and exceptional value. There are not many ways to shape a mini-van "box", but I feel the M5 is stylish, aerodynamic, and I like it.
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Mazda5- An Excellent Value by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/11/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It is an excellent value for family or overall maximum vehicle versatility. FUN handling, good styling, and comfortable simple interior. Lots of hidden storage cubbies, and beneath seat storage makes you wonder who others don't do this. It stows a great deal of cargo with seat down, and six adults with seats up.
Cons: The Touring Trim level should have eyeglass holder std, but probably in Grand Touring. Mazda's technology, and this size/ weight vehicle should get better gas mileage; although, for it's class (mini-van); it is quite respectable.
Overall review: I traded in a recent Forester Subaru, again, very sensible, and plain, yet, the M5 is extremely fun and a great value for the dollar. One web site review satated this is the most outrageously fun vehicle to drive.
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Best small family car in North America by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/24/2014. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Best bang of bucks family car. One of its own kind. No true competitor if you need sliding doors, driving experience and competitive price.
Cons: Gas mileage could be better with Skyactive. Leg room on third row should be 3-4 inches longer.
Overall review: Best car for young family of 4 (2 adults and two kids) in North America, who will appreciate the convenience of sliding doors.
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GREAT FOR CAMPING by JAN on 10/28/2013. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I GOT THIS CAR NEW ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO...WE WERE LOOKING AT THE CX5 BUT THEY DID NOT WANT TO COME DOWN IN PRICE SO I TOOK MY SECOND CHOICE WHICH WAS THE MAZDA 5. I LOVE IT.... WE DO ALOT OF CAMPING AND ON ONE TRIP WHICH IT RAINED AND THE TENT WE HAD TURNED OUT NOT TO BE WATERPROOF ANYMORE WE CHOSE TO TRY AND SLEEP IN THE CAR...WORKED PERFECTLY...FULL SIZE AIR MATTRESS FITS PERFECTLY...PLUS WE STAY DRY AND WARM. LOTS OF ROOM FOR US(BOYFRIEND IS 5'11") AND OUR 4 DOGS. AS FAR AS POWER...I LOVE THE LOOK ON PEOPLE'S FACES WHEN WE PASS THEM ON A HILL AND THEY CAN SEE OUR CAR IS FULLY LOADED...CAMPING EQUIP, DOGS....AND THEIR'S ISN'T. GREAT..
Cons: WOULD LIKE A LITTLE BETTER GAS MILEAGE. OTHERWISE ITS A GREAT CAR.
Overall review: GREAT ALL AROUND CAR.
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Good for familes, bad for students by Cameron from Los Angeles on 03/06/2014. Trim: 2013 Mazda Mazda5 Sport AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Car is good for transporting a lot of people, but it is long, a bit too big if you are driving it by yourself. The car has solid handling and great acceleration for a vehicle of it's size.
Cons: I'm a 6'8 college student renting a car, and ended up with this minivan- not the best option for me. A bit compact in the driver's berth, sunshades do little, radio volume doesn't increase residually. Vehicle is not the most attractive, most of all the gas mileage leaves a lot to be desired.
Overall review: Vehicle was nice, but not what I was looking for. Better for families, not for young college kids.
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