Head injury risk from the instrument panel hit is low. That means the highway fuel economy suffers and the cruising noise level goes up accordingly. In the Mazda you have to fold the centre rear seatback sideways. Summary We think the Mazda 5 is interestingly slick and good-looking for a minivan with the new Nagare design theme. With these styling cues, the Mazda5 has a bolder and sportier look than the typically slab-sided minivans. Our current 5 sports a 153-hp, 2. The Miata remains available in two models: a soft-top roadster and a Power Retractable Hard Top model.
Touring models include upgraded wheels and tires, a trip computer, keyless entry, and cruise control, while Grand Touring models add leather trim, heated seats, and automatic climate control, among other features. Highway ratings are rather low for a 2. Options include the six-speed automatic, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension. Structure The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-248-0459 -. The 2010 Miata's four-cylinder engine—a 167-hp, 2. The center console has a storage space that's adequately sized for the age of smart phones and chargers; there's also a padded armrest.
The lower body is sculpted with an upswept line starting just behind the front tires and extending up and over the rear wheel wells. During our test drive, the engine performed smoothly and quietly. And Mazda has kept is just enough on pace with its other designs, adding flared fenders and slightly more edgy details. There aren't any apples-to-apples competitors for the 2014 Mazda5. The catch is that there aren't a lot of frills—but plenty of thrills, for sure.
The shifter, whether manual or automatic, resides in the bottom center of the instrument panel. The six-speaker sound system sounded very good when the volume was cranked up. Side airbags head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 108 in. The Mazda5 suspension is conventional, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup in the rear. Except Ford took it a stage further, enabling the entire centre seat to be stowed under the right side rear seat.
Interior Features The Mazda5 interior is very versatile and can be configured for two, three, four, five, or six occupants, in some 16 different layouts. Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar Suspension, r: independent, multi-link coil springs, stabilizer bar Ground clearance: 5. The grille, hood, fenders, lamps, bumper and front air intakes complement body-colored door handles and mirrors and taillamps. Brakes are four-wheel disc for good stopping power. The Mazda5 features outstanding functionality with sliding rear doors and multiple seat arrangements, and it delivers fantastic comfort with a linear and smooth ride that responds precisely as the driver intends. Compact exterior dimensions belie the Mazda5's interior space, which, like regular minivans, has three rows of seats.
With these styling cues, the Mazda5 has a bolder and sportier look than the slab-sided approach usually reserved for minivan bodies. Despite a high score in our tests, there are some downsides. The standard soft top is easy to use and surprisingly weather-tight. When equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the new 5 is said to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, which are directly tied to fuel consumption, by 15 percent. The instrument panel contains the usual two round gauges, with lights and indicators between the deeply tunneled clusters. The six-speaker sound system sounded very good when the volume was cranked up.
The latter is best suited for smaller children. That level of aerodynamic slipperiness helps with wind noise, and also maximizes fuel efficiency. Chrome and silver accents have added a little more to the cabin look in recent years. The new Mazda 5 has integrated halogen headlamps at the front corners, creating a line that goes up over the front fenders like other Mazdas and then all the way to the rear of the car through the centerline of the body. Lots of windows provide a good view out and the tidy footprint aids maneuverability and parking. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
Touring models include upgraded wheels and tires, a trip computer, keyless entry, and cruise control, while Grand Touring models add leather trim, heated seats, and automatic climate control, among other features. Jim McCraw filed this report to NewCarTestDrive. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. Fra Mazda 5 kom frem, har alle været store tilhængere af skydedørene, der letter adgangen til de to bagerste sæderækker og sikrer, at børnene ikke uddeler buler på P-pladserne. This car looks like it's smiling at you. The engine is rated at a modest 157 horsepower and 163 foot-pounds of torque, five horsepower and 15 foot-pounds more than the previous 2.
Tremendously practical, the Mazda5 has a wide range of attributes unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. Although the barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, this near miss indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head. When the hardtop is retracted and folded away, the Miata still has 5. Jim McCraw reported from Coronado, California, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles. Change or go the way of the Aztek.
This includes a karakuri second-row center seat that can be converted to a versatile storage space. Even for 2011, Mazda Miata continues to lack some popular and, some would argue, safety-oriented features such as a Bluetooth hands-free interface, as well as tech features like a navigation system. The other two models are automatic only. Front seats are comfortable and supportive, with cool contrasting stitching on upper models. The Mazda 5, a small, six-seat, front-wheel-drive minivan, currently resides in a class of one, since no other manufacturer offers a minivan in this size class although the Ford C-Max will be coming along later in the 2012 model year.