The Mazda5 is a small minivan/wagon that seats six. Its 157-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine can be overtaxed on hills or when carrying a full load. Elevated noise levels make it feel less substantial than some larger alternatives. On the other hand, it is agile and relatively fun to drive, and has good visibility. The dual sliding rear doors provide easy access to the two rear rows. By combining utility, sportiness, and affordability, the Mazda5 is a practical alternative to a larger minivan or a small SUV. Reliability has been above average. But we can no longer recommend the Mazda5 because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. The 5 will be phased out soon.
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