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2012 Mazda 5 is sporty minivan for the money

Tuesday, July 17th 2012. | Mazda

2012 Mazda 5 redesigned format put forward more style for those who need versatility and convenience. There are three rows with seating capacity up to six people. What the pros: reasonable price in its class, fun to drive, and configurable spacious inside. And then for its cons are mediocre gas mileage ratings, limited front-seat legroom, cramped third-row, only six seats, and no navigation system available. It’s offered in three level trims, base Sport, Touring and Grand Touring as the upper model.

2012 Mazda 5
2012 Mazda 5

2012 Mazda 5 Performance

Get the strength from 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT) which delivers 157-horsepower & 163 lb-ft of torque. Only Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) available and two drivetrains: 6-speed manual transmission overdrive or 5-speed Sport with Adaptive Shift Logic & manual-shift mode (automatic transmission). All has same EPA fuel economy at 21 city/28 highway mpg.

2012 Mazda 5 Exterior

At a glance, exterior features including 16″ or 17″ aluminum-alloy wheels, Xenon High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) low-beam headlights with manual leveling and auto on/off feature, halogen fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power sliding-glass moonroof with one-touch-open feature & interior sunshade, dual power outside mirrors, heated side mirrors, sliding rear doors, side sill extensions, roof-mounted antenna, and roof-mounted spoiler. Of course, it also bring Mazda’s signature smiling front grille.

2012 Mazda5 Review
2012 Mazda5 Review

2012 Mazda 5 Interior

You’ll find highlight interior features, such as: automatic climate control with pollen filter, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth® hands-free phone & audio capability, Compass auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, remote keyless entry with retractable key, tilt & telescopic steering wheel, driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support, sliding 2nd-row captain’s chairs with inboard/outboard fold-down arm rests, 50/50 split fold-down 3rd-row seatback, heated front seats, cloth or leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob with chrome trim, AM/FM/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3-compatible stereo with 6 speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, auxiliary-audio input jack, and trip computer. Even basic, but fully works well for a budget-friendly family car, however.

2012 Mazda5 Interior Photo
2012 Mazda5 Interior Photo

2012 Mazda5 Interior
2012 Mazda5 Interior

2012 Mazda 5 Price

Here are the lists of starting MSRP for each trim:

  1. Sport at $19,625
  2. Touring at $21,625
  3. Grand Touring at $24,025

More precisely, discover your Mazda 5 2012 or any Mazda vehicles at local Mazda dealer near your area.

Mazda 5 2012
Mazda 5 2012

2012 Mazda 5 Competitors

While in the class of minivan, there are many contenders versus 2012 Mazda 5. Some of them like Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, and Volkswagen Routan. Compare it all for your suitable automobile.

Mazda 5
Mazda 5


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