An underappreciated gem, the Mazda5 has a wide range of attributes, unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. Sliding side doors and seats for six make it an alternative for larger and more-expensive minivans and SUVs. Lots of windows provide a good view out and the tidy footprint aids maneuverability and parking. Nimble and agile handling means it doesn't sacrifice being fun-to-drive either. Further, antilock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control are standard. Still, there are some downsides. The four-cylinder engine can be overtaxed on hills, or with a full load. Higher noise levels can make it feel less substantial than some larger alternatives. Unlike larger minivans or three-row SUVs; you can't fit six adults and luggage in the Mazda5. If you want cargo space, you're limited to carrying four people.