2015 Mazda Mazda5 Sport 28/21 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2015 KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Awards * 2015 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Located in Shawnee Mission, and also serving Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Leavenworth, and the greater Kansas City area.
The new Mazda5 will be offered in three different trim levels: base Sport, mid-level Touring and top-grade Grand Touring. No matter the model, it comes with a 157-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The Sport is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed automatic transmission. All other trims get an automatic only.
The steering and suspension of the Mazda5 is very carlike--based on the Mazda3 small-car family--so it handles much better than most people-movers and utility vehicles. That's thanks in part to Mazda's electric hydraulic steering system, which uses a hydraulic setup combined with an electric power-steering pump.
Inside, the Mazda5 has seating for six-- in three rows. The two front seats are bucket seats with armrests; the second row has captain's chairs that slide and recline, and can also be folded flat for long cargo; and the third row is a two-place bench, split 50/50. It can be tipped forward and folded flat for an expanded cargo floor. The second and third rows are easy to get to through sliding side doors that, Mazda says, can be operated with one finger.
The Mazda5 has an impressive set of safety features, including electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags and side-curtain bags that protect all occupants. A brake-override system automatically cancels throttle input if the driver also steps on the brake.
Sport models include air conditioning; power windows, mirrors and locks; a tilt/telescopic steering wheel; steering-wheel audio controls; a 6-speaker sound system; cruise control; remote keyless entry; and 16-inch alloy wheels. Touring models add some appearance and tech extras, including a rear spoiler, side-sill extensions, fog lamps, leather steering-wheel and shift-knob trim, a trip computer, a Bluetooth hands-free interface and larger 17-inch alloy wheels. At the top of the line, the Grand Touring adds xenon HID headlamps, leather upholstery, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, a 6-CD changer and Sirius satellite radio.
A moonroof and sound-system upgrade are the only major options on the Mazda5, though a DVD entertainment system is also offered.
Seating For Six
Steering And Handling
The Mazda5 is a carryover model for 2015. It continues to offer great versatility, fuel economy and people hauling capabilities for its size.
The Mazda5's sliding side doors might lead some to dismiss it as a minivan, but they shouldn't; there's nothing else on the market quite like this unique vehicle, which combines some of the attributes of a minivan and a crossover utility vehicle. As such, the Mazda5 features excellent passenger design; it takes up about the same parking footprint as a compact sedan, but it has comfortable seating for six. Mazda says that even with all six seats up in place, there's enough cargo space for a standard baby stroller. The sliding doors are easy to operate and are more manageable when in tight parking spaces than more common hinged doors might be. Furthermore, this model is already known for its entertaining driving character, and with a little more power and steering and suspension tuned even more for handling, the Mazda5 is one family choice for those who also like the occasional twisty road.
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve I4 w/VVT
Transmission: 5-Speed Sport Auto w/OD/Manual Mode
3.46 Axle Ratio
48-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
110 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Front License Plate Bracket
Sliding Rear Doors
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps
Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/6 Speakers -inc: digital clock, steering wheel mounted audio controls, audio auxiliary input jack and USB audio input, SiriusXM satellite radio-compatible (requires hardware and subscription)
Radio w/Seek-Scan and Speed Compensated Volume Control
Integrated Roof Antenna
Reclining Bucket Seats -inc: front driver and passenger inboard armrests, driver's seat w/manual height and front height-adjustable headrests
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Fore/Aft Movement
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Fore/Aft Movement
Full Folding Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
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