2007 Mazda5 Owner Reviews (4)
I have found this Mazda 5 to be as close to the perfect car as I have ever owned...and in 40 years I have owned over 40 cars and trucks. The ride is firm but comfortable. No over the ocean ride here. The vehicle transforms from 6 seay duty to flat floor for cargo in seconds. I am a performance oriented driver and the Mazda makes a good impression. While no speed demon it will get out of it's own way and passes easily on the freeway. The mileage has improved since I bought the car and I now get 25mpg around town and 32mpg on the highway. Better than the ratings! The sliding rear doors and make loading passengers or cargo easy. The higher seats mean you can slide in instead of falling into the vehicle as is the case with most cars. I have no idea why Mazda does not advertize this car at all. Must be a big secret.
Great vehicle for small family!
For the price this is a fantastic way to get around. The useful third row allows for more kid/friend carpool company. Folded down cargo security wasn't great; there was too much space for things to just roll around (grocery bags)
The basics on this out strip almost all the other cars, suv's, minivans. We got our 2007 Automatic sport model for 15'8, drive it off the lot, no hassle price. We also ended up with an 8 year/100'000 mile drive train warranty from the dealer. Love the under seat storage which is great for toys and extra blankets/snacks, keeping it all out of sight unless needed. The glove box seems to be a doorway to Narnia it is HUGE. Everyone gets a cup holder.. or two.
Biggest thing about this is the drive. It drives like a small car. Turn radius is fantastic. Get up and go is great. I have had NO problems even loaded up for camping in the mountains. Comfortable but not plush seating. Hits and maintains 80 easily with little effort on the North Georgia highway (hilly and some curves.) Lights up like a Christmas tree to warn others if you are braking or turning.
MPG is better (just barely) than my older Honda Accord. (1990)
When the windows are down (going over 30 mph) there is a really weird pressure change in the cabin. Airflow sounds like drums beating in your ears.
Wish there were more interior color options. Black is horrible with the wrong colored pets! It vacuums easy enough. Would also have liked air vents in the back area for rear passengers. When all the seats are full you are body car pooling only, no room for extra stuff. I'm not overly impressed with the paint job (in black), it doesn't appear very tough.
Great on gas. Love the style!
We had a 3 year old Kia Sedona that was getting 13 mpg in town. I am a short person and it was hard to fold seats and adjust when needed in the Kia. Although the Kia was very comfortable, most of our useage was in town driving I"m a manual transmission girl and love the was the Mazda5 handles. Plus I get over the sticker mpg in my Mazda5 and that really comes in handy with current gas prices,since that is mostly the driving do. I love the way the 2nd and 3rd row seats fold. I love my Mazda 5, maybe too much!
We purchased this vehicle as a replacement for a 4 door sedan. Given the fact that we have 3 children, 2 of which are still in carseats, this is the van for us. The carseats are very easy to install, and even my 8 year old has plenty of room in the third row. The body style is great! It does not screan "soccer mom." It will get up and go, even fully loaded. And the price is about $5,000 less than a full size minivan!