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.
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!
Great Alternative to a Mini Van or SUV
2007 Mazda Mazda5Eric5 - Baltimore, MD07/28/2010
I was looking for something in between an SUV and a hatchback sedan and the Mazda5 was the perfect choice. Handles 2 adults and 2 greyhounds with ease! 4 adults will fit very comfortable. Only have had someone in the third row of seats with no complaints!
Only downfall is the handling in snow. I could stand to have more rugged tires to handle bad weather.