Mazda 5 Overview

Mazda 5 The Mazda 5 is a small minivan with sliding rear doors that seats six people. It is available in three trims -- base Sport, midlevel Touring and high-line Grand Touring. The Sport includes 17-inch alloys, ABS, automatic climate control with rear-seat controls, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories and a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Touring model adds leather wrapping for the steering wheel, a sunroof and a CD changer.

For the Grand Touring model, Mazda adds automatic xenon lights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats and Bluetooth. Touring and Grand Touring models also offer a voice-controlled touchscreen navigation system. For safety, front seat side airbags and full-length head-protecting side curtain airbags are standard on all trims, as is stability control. The Mazda 5 is available with only one engine, a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 153 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Touring and Grand Touring but optional on the Sport, which has a five-speed manual standard.

In terms of passenger comfort, those in the second row will have plenty of legroom and headroom, but the third row is cramped and suitable for small children only. Our editors found its front seats fairly comfortable, but they don't slide back far enough for long-legged drivers. When both the second- and third-row seats are lowered, the Mazda 5 provides about 5 feet of load floor and 44 cubic feet of cargo room.

In road tests, we've found that the Mazda 5 can at times seem underpowered. It has the same refined engine we've praised in the past in the Mazda 3, but it's just not powerful enough to push the van around at higher speeds with much authority. Its fuel economy is also unremarkable by four-cylinder standards, though it's better than any minivan's V6 can manage. On the bright side, the 5 is comfortable, easy to drive and perfectly adequate for running errands around town. It's more agile than a typical minivan and easier to park, which is something to consider for those who don't really need all the space of a bigger van.

Mazda 5 Accessories And Features

EPA Classification 2WD Minivan
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.3L/138
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 4500
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3422
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) E-type Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.4
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9
Wheelbase (in) 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 181.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 64.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft3) 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft3) 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft3) - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Volume (ft3) 97.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.1
Third Leg Room (in) 30.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 49.2
Third Hip Room (in) 40.9