Sliding side doors for ease of entry; good fuel economy; clever use of interior space; great handling
Engine not terribly powerful; no navigation or backup camera option; no second-row bench seat option
The Mazda5 is a carryover model, with no upgrades planned for the 2015 model year. The manual transmission option has been dropped. See the 2015 Mazda5 models for sale near you
We'd opt for the top-of-the-line Grand Touring version of the Mazda5. Sure, it costs more, but at just a shade over $25,000, it's still less expensive than most well-equipped sedans and comes with such features as heated side mirrors, leather seating, driver's seat lumbar support and HID headlamps. We think that's a pretty good deal. Find a Mazda5 for sale
The 2015 Mazda5 comes in three well-equipped trims: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All 2015 models come standard with a 5-speed automatic.
The Mazda5 Sport ($22,060) includes a 5-speed automatic, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, power door locks and windows with a driver's side 1-touch up/down feature, power mirrors, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning with a pollen filter, an AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system with six speakers, auxiliary audio input and USB connection ports, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a remote keyless entry system and 50/50-split fold-flat third-row seats.
The Mazda5 Touring ($23,190) brings 17-in aluminum alloy wheels, sport side-sill extensions, a rear lift gate spoiler, fog lamps, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rear backup sensors and a trip computer.
The Mazda5 Grand Touring ($25,590) adds a power moonroof, leather-trimmed seats with heated front-row seats, driver's seat lumbar support adjustment, HID headlights, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Sirius Satellite Radio with a complimentary 4-month subscription and an anti-theft alarm system.
Options are limited to some dealer-installed items such as fog lights, remote start, a DVD entertainment system and satellite radio.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan -- The base Grand Caravan is priced similarly to the Mazda5, but it has a much larger interior and a V6 engine, plus more available features.
2015 Nissan Rogue -- The Rogue offers more ground clearance, the options of all-wheel drive and 3-row seating, and it gets better gas mileage. The Rogue also offers more high-end features such as Bose Audio, a panoramic moonroof and navigation.
Used Mazda CX-9 -- A 2010-2013 CX-9 will give you all the sporty fun expected of a Mazda with more room, more features and more power. The fuel economy, however, won't come close to the Mazda5.
Used Toyota Sienna -- A 2010-2012 Toyota Sienna offers more room and power, plus the option of all-wheel drive. Get a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle and you'll get an extended warranty for added piece of mind.