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2013 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport Passenger Van

2013 Mazda MAZDA5 Review

(0 Stars)  The small-yet-practical minivan.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Mazda 5 receives new mirrors with built-in turn signals, a USB port, a new shift knob, new seat upholstery, and a seatback pocket on the driver’s seat. Touring and Grand Touring models receive standard rear parking sensors. Zeal red mica, meteor gray, and black mica join the paint options list.
Overview
The Mazda 5 continues to be an uncommonly versatile vehicle inside a relatively small body, offering three comfortable rows of seating and the convenience of sliding doors. Although it is smaller on the outside than competing full-size minivans, the 5 seats six people and offers enough legroom for adults to fit in the third row for short trips. The second-row captain’s chairs slide and recline and can be folded flat, and the third-row seats have a 50/50 split so they can be tipped forward individually and folded to create a flat load area. There are plenty of interior storage binnacles, including compartments under the second-row seats. Sliding rear doors give the 5 the easy rear-seat access of a minivan and help prevent dings from overly zealous door openers. A 157-hp four-cylinder is the only engine available, and although it isn’t overly powerful, it’s lively enough to get the job done. The five-speed automatic transmission works fine, and we applaud the fact that base models can be equipped with a lively six-speed manual. Even with the automatic, the Mazda 5’s small footprint and taut suspension provide a much better driving experience than do other minivans.

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2013 MAZDA5 Sport Passenger Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 382 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 157 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 163 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'13 Mazda Sport Passenger Van Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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