We were looking for a economical and gas friendly car that had space and the Mazda 5 met all of our requirements. Fun to drive, lots of space, and good gas mileage. We think it looks great and would recommend it to any family looking for the same. Not necessarily crazy about the road noise but it a great run-about...
2008 Mazda Mazda5Pack Fan - Raleigh, NC03/22/2011
We've owned this vehicle for almost 2 months and just returned from a week long trip to Florida. It has been much better on fuel mileage than the car it replaced and handled well at highway speeds. When we bought it, I was concerned about acceleration with the smaller engine, but that has not been a problem even with the entire family and the cargo area fully loaded. I am 6'2" and 230 pounds and the cockpit is roomy and comfortable for me. My only complaint is that the steering wheel is not quite as comfortable for me as my Explorer, but perhaps that will come with time. The third row seats are functional for very small children for short times, but would be uncomfortable for anyone older than 12 for a long trip.
Overall I would recommend this vehicle.
2009 Mazda Mazda5Tawnya - Glendora, CA09/23/2010
I Love The Mazda 5. It Is Spacious and Very Effecient!