This is literally a mini-mini-van. It's legally a station wagon but is set up like a mini-van. It is surprisingly versatile with the back seats folding all flat to make a large cargo space or up to hold 6 people very comfortably. We are surprised how much stuff fits in it and how much space we have. Lots of little features that I like such as a fold-out center console for the center seats. It is the very definition of "right sized" for our family.
I have a family of 5 including a teen boy. This car was too small for us. The trunk size is very limited and we often needed to place the back seat down just to go shopping for a weeks worth of food. The leg room is also limited.
Great form factor, terrible execution
2008 Mazda Mazda5Roy - Dublin, OH07/11/2014
I have a bag of parts that feel off the interior over time. Over the first 4 years of ownership I had to replace every piece of the rear suspension. Lastly, gas mileage was a big disappointment. There are so many better choices on the market, even when I bought this car.
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