The Mazda5 provides a rare glimpse of a vehicle configuration that US buyers may or may not accept. Riding on a compact platform, the Mazda5 is in short, a small wagon with 3 rows of seating and sliding doors like those found on a minivan. The sliding doors allow for wider door openings without the parking lot problems associated with large rear swinging doors. A 150hp 2.3L 4-cylinder provides power and can be configured with a manual transmission. The interior can seat up to 6 with three rows of 2 seating positions. Like most of the newer sport wagons, the 3rd row seats are relatively small and will force a tradeoff between cargo and 6-passenger hauling.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||Original MSRP
|MAZDA5 Sport ||2.3l I4 (153-bhp) ||M5 ||FWD ||$17,995|
|MAZDA5 Sport ||2.3l I4 (153-bhp) ||A5 ||FWD ||$19,105|
|MAZDA5 Touring ||2.3l I4 (153-bhp) ||A5 ||FWD ||$20,920|
|MAZDA5 Grand Touring ||2.3l I4 (153-bhp) ||A5 ||FWD ||$22,675|