Great for small families who want the functionality of a minivan but don't need all the space. Just got 29-30 mpg on a long road trip. Sliding doors are awesome. Driver's seat leg room could be better if the driver is over 6 ft (like myself), but it's not cramped. A bit of road noise, but it drives and handles better than most cars I've driven. Great vehicle!
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 LOVE my Mazda5. I have two young children and it is a great fit for my family. We didn't want a van but wanted something bigger than a car. We were looking at crossovers but when I saw and drove the Mazda5 I fell in love. It gets better gas milage than crossovers and vans and is more compact. I love driving the Mazda5. It is a good looking car and drives great too. The only fall back is the cargo space in the back. But the second and third row seating folds down to help out with that. It is GREAT!
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