2006-2010 Mazda 5 expert review

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2006-2010 Mazda 5 review

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Fuel Economy . The 2006-2007 5 automatic gets 19 mpg city and 24 mpg With some minor the fuel economy was improved for the 2008-2010 Mazda 5 auto is at 21/27 mpg city/highway. With 20% 80% highway use, the 5 is estimated to 372 miles (599 km) on a full (60.2 liter) tank.

Opting for a manual transmission get you even better mileage; the Mazda 5 with a five-speed transmission gets 22 mpg city and 28 mpg

Handling: On the road, Mazda 5 is agile and maneuverable; it handles like a sporty wagon a minivan. The ride is firm, but The 2.3L 4-cylinder engine is around town, but might underpowered with a full

Safety: Antilock brakes are Stability Control system was for 2010. In the NHTSA frontal tests, the 2008-2010 Mazda 5 got stars for both the driver and the passenger.

In the side-impact tests, 5 scored five stars for the and four stars for the rear

Mechanical: Mazda 5 has a 157-hp 4-cylinder DOHC engine, is pretty reliable and is easy to This engine has a timing ; there is no timing belt.

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Transmission choices included a manual or 4-speed automatic automatic from 2008). brakes are disks only. The 5 has struts in the front and multi-link suspension in the back.

The power steering is electro-hydraulic, a conventional hydraulic steering and electrically-driven hydraulic steering

Reliability . Consumer Reports the 2006-2009 Mazda 5 ‘below with the suspension and brakes the worst scores; however, the and transmission are rated well. to a Mazda service expert we to, common problems are fairly and not very expensive.

Pros: The 5 is maneuverable and nimble. It sporty and you can get it with a stick The fuel economy is not too bad and maintenance are reasonable.

It’s also to work on, which is a big plus for a DIY

Cons: The 5 is not as roomy or comfortable as minivans. One of the common complaints we is that the air conditioner feels a bit for the rear passengers in early the second-row cool air vents fan-speed controls were added for 2008. The seats are firm and the cushions are fairly which might be a problem on trips. Tall drivers find front legroom

The road noise is more than in other minivans.

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