Tremendously practical, 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.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The acceleration leave lots to be desired. When entering a highway, sometimes it just doesn't want to move! As far as handling goes, it works fine .. no complaints.\ You didn't offer an MPG option .. so .. My gas mileage sucks!! No matter where I'm driving, I can't eek out any kind of decent gas mileage in this car! I won't buy it again!"

L S., WA (2013 Mazda 5)


Joseph M., OH (2013 Mazda 5)

"Drives like a sports car. Quick response and great power."

Anonymous, SK (2013 Mazda 5)

"Very nimble handling."

Tony C., ON (2013 Mazda 5)

"Acceleration is slow and the engine screams when you floor it. The handling is excellent especially for a mini van. Few cars in its price range can touch it for that."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Mazda 5)

"ride and handling of a sports car, yet cargo hauling functionality"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Mazda 5)

"Handling is outstanding for a van. Tight turning circle. Steering feels precise, not mushy. Ride feels a little sporty. Acceleration is adequate, but this is fine given the decent fuel economy."

William D., NY (2013 Mazda 5)

"The handling is first class. I don't say this lightly, after owning two great handling compact cars. It's so much better than my other car (Honda Pilot)."

Kelvin L., MA (2013 Mazda 5)

"Extremely reliable. Excellent handling"

Eelko G., BC (2013 Mazda 5)

"The 5 speed is fun to drive, though not so much in rush hour. The car is lively handles well. The ability to store 2 bikes inside is a major benefit."

Chip T., MN (2013 Mazda 5)

"Bad: leather seats are hard, no console, Bluetooth is annoying when you try yo call. Good: peppy, very stable in a wind, easy access."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Mazda 5)

"Th 16 valve 4 cylinder engine runs quiet and smooth. It has outstanding acceleration. The suspension/handling is very sporty."

John V., MO (2013 Mazda 5)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say


Joseph M., OH (2013 Mazda 5)

"Mazda 5 is a unique vehicle - small van with 3 row seating. It is versatile, economical and comfortable. All of the above. Handling is crisp yet ride is comfortable without being soft. Seat height is "just right" for easy entry and exit even for older people (we're in our 70's). Unfortunately it is no longer imported to US, a victim of public preference for much less efficient SUV form factor. :("

William D., NY (2013 Mazda 5)

"My mom is 95 and this car is the perfect height for he to get in and out, too many other cars have high floor thresholds and the back set holds her waker very handily."

Mark A., MN (2013 Mazda 5)

"Nice ride for cost of vehicle. Seats lasting well. Great luggage capacity. Passengers like captain seats."

Glyn S., CO (2013 Mazda 5)

"Very comfortable seats with excellent driving position."

Tony C., ON (2013 Mazda 5)

"uncomfortable front sets but the second row is better. The seats are impossible to clean. Knee and foot room are tight. The car is loud. i use earplugs on long distance drives."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Mazda 5)

"Cabin noise is rather great (especially on longer highway rides)."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Mazda 5)

"Road noise is high. Seats are comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Mazda 5)

"Very comfortable seating, but somewhat loud road noise gets into cabin"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Mazda 5)

"Decent confort & handling overall, climate control not the most sophisticated but works fairly well. However the car is noisy -- wind noise."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Mazda 5)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"This van is packed with standard features Grand Touring and has performed well for us"

Jeffrey P., MD (2013 Mazda 5)

"Excellent value"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Mazda 5)

"0% financing for 5 years! They also gave me a good value for my trade in, and threw in a roof rack."

BERNARD L., NY (2013 Mazda 5)

"We average 22 miles per hour and still get 24 mpg so this is a great car for getting around town. My mom is 93 and it is low enough so that she can get in and out easily while it easily caries her walker."

MARK A., MN (2013 Mazda 5)

"Seating for six with dual sliding doors for half the price of a Sienna - fantastic value."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Mazda 5)

"Versatility of 3 rows of 2 seats and each seat in the 2nd and 3rd row can be lowered. A lot of space for a compact van"

ALBERT C., NY (2013 Mazda 5)

"The car is alright. It is just avarage"

STEVEN W., TN (2013 Mazda 5)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Roomy styling which can fit six passengers, although a bit tight in the back 5 &6 seats"

BARBARA B., OH (2013 Mazda 5)

"It is totally average."

STEVEN W., TN (2013 Mazda 5)

"This car supposedly seats seven passengers. The rear seating has absolutely no leg room. The rear seat is normally folded flat, because if we raise it, there is no trunk space at all."

JOHN V., MO (2013 Mazda 5)

"It's the only minivan you can find that is so small and can sit six people. I can't believe that Mazda discontinued it in the US! It's just the perfect size, no longer than a station wagon, plenty of space inside"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Mazda 5)
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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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