I am enjoying the Mazda 5, it is comfortable and easy to figure out and drive. I like that it is compact enough to get around but is large enough to hold my equipment. It has a couple of nicks in the paint that I didn't see before I bought it and it doesn't get as good gas mileage as I was hoping, but the mileage is better than I was getting with my Dodge Caravan.
The 2.3 liter engine - I think it's peppy. I also like the front seat comfort. It is a 2+2+2 seating arrangement. In my 2010 Mazda 5 cargo volume behind the third row (trunk) is very small but with third row seats folded down it expands to 44 cubic feet and 79 cubic feet with middle row folded down as well. I own a Santa Fe Sport. This Mazda 5 has slightly more room for cargo. We love the individual arm rests for the 4 seats in the front and middle rows. The rear seating is cramped and only small children would fit well. We use it as a very comfortable 4 passenger vehicle with very comfortable seating for all of us, not just the driver. The headroom in the middle accommodates my 6 foot 3 inch son just fine.