The Mazda5 is a fantastic mini-minivan. After using a minivan (3 different vehicles and makes) for over 20 years, we were assigned a Mazda5 on a vacation trip. The car was so impressive that when we got home, we traded in our standard-sized minivan for a Mazda5.
It has plenty of power and space, gets much better mileage, and is more easy to park. It combines the advantages of a minivan with a sedan. I think we will rarely use the back row of seats. We occasionally need to fold down the middle row to accommodate more cargo. That is very easy to do too.
We got the top of the line model, just because that was what was at our location, but I am enjoying the leather seats and sunroof. When I replace my Toyota Camry, it will be with another Mazda5.
Yes I would if you're looking for a car that's fuel efficient easy to drive and a head Turner this is the one for you. People are surprised when you tell them it's a mini van . Until you show them the third row seating . I don't think they even notice the doors.
2014 Mazda Mazda5Rick Liwanag - Las Vegas, NV06/17/2016
I've own many cars in the past. I had a Corolla, a Civic, a Kia Rio and a Subie WRX and I'm impress with this one. Besides the seating capacity of a compact SUV, and a van like door access, this Mazda has an impressive handling. Yes, HANDLING; It corners like a car, a sporty kind of car. It accelerate quick enough to cut through traffic,and overall drives like a compact vehicle. It has enough power seat all six people and still has the power to accelerate quickly for you to enter through traffic safely.
Overall this is an impressive car and just a great small family vehicle.