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2010 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Passenger Minivan

2010 Mazda MAZDA5 Review

(3 Stars)  Comfortable, useable, and relatively sporty

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The compact Minivan. A popular option in Europe and Asia has been a hard sell in the past to US customers. While they are logical for traveling with family on narrow roads, US buyers were more interested in large, spacious minivans and even larger SUV's. However, given the current state of gas prices, there may now be a market in this country for such a vehicle.

It has some of the soul of a sporty minivan, such as sliding rear doors and seating for six, but in a much smaller form factor and with much better handling than a full sized minivan can accomplish.

The only drawback is of course due to its size. The front seats don't move back far enough for long legged drivers to be comfortable. Though the seats themselves are fairly comfortable places to be. The second row of seats if fairly roomy both in legroom and headroom, but the third seat is strictly a children only affair, lacking the room for full sized adults.

Power for the Mazda 5 comes from a 2.3 liter four cylinder making 153 HP.

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2010 MAZDA5 Sport Passenger Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.3L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 21 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 366 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 153 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 148 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

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'10 Mazda Sport Passenger Minivan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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