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. Despite all of these qualities, the Mazda5 sold in relatively low numbers, it was an underappreciated gem.
Despite a high score in our tests, 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. Finally, unlike larger minivans or three-row SUVs, you can't fit six adults and luggage in the Mazda5.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties