2012 Mazda Mazda5 Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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40 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Interior Space
What they didn't
Cabin Noise, Power, Braking

information centers

My wife and I are very pleased with the Mazda 5, in a general sense. However, we don't like the design and location of either of the information centers: the small slot on top of the dashboard which is difficult to read and more so when the sun is shinnning about the front of the car; and the one behind the steering wheel which is too low and impossible to see unless you move forward on your seat. These features need to be improved. Thank you

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I love my car/van

I needed a vehicle that would fit my family and still fit in my garage. I've had it for a month now and I am VERY happy

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So Stylish Mazda

My Mazda5 Sport is a beautiful van. Sleek and not boxy like so many vans. Handles like a car and not a truck. The intown mileage is around 21-22 mpg which is important this day and age. I haven't taken it on a long trip yet but will in the future. I am just so very pleased with my new car!!

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Zoom Zoom!

I LOVE my 2012 Mazda5! The body is sporty and seems more like a cross-over than a van. I love the contour lines on the sides. The hatchback has excellent height when open. My 6'2'' partner doesn't have to worry about hitting his head when unloading and loading. It's sleek design makes it easy to park and I can easily fit into a small car space. The sliding rear doors make it a breeze for passengers to get in and out, even in tight spaces. Be careful not to catch the front end on a parking barrier though--this seems to be common with current vehicle body styles. It's not a big deal, but it's worth mentioning. The engine is deceptively quiet and packs a large punch. You cannot feel the motor running, but it's got the pep that Mazda is infamous for. We recently embarked on a 2,400 mile road trip and could not be more pleased with its performance. It climbs hills, corners curves, and accelerates and brakes with ease. The cruise control is simple and efficient and we got incredible fuel economy. We opted for mid-grade fuel on our trip and got approximately 29 MPG in mountainous regions and 39 MPG in the midwest. We averaged 37 MPG HWY without cruise settings and about 31 MPG in town. When utilizing low grade fuel we average about 27 MPG. The interior is great. I love the instrument panel, stereo and display, and temperature settings. They are easy to see and use. There are plenty of cup holders, even cup holders in the front door panels. I love my steering wheel controls as well. A feature I didn't expect to use as often as I do. The AC and Heat work great and I love the rear controls for passengers in the back. I also love the auto up/down for the driver's side window and the fact that rear windows open despite the van-like doors. The upholstry is a bit on the light side and tends to show dirt and grime easily, so I'd advise going with the grey interior if possible. Despite the light color and easily visible grime, it is easy to clean and maintain. I love the rear seat storage, great for hiding valuables or storing umbrellas, jumper cables, etc. My partner and I are both tall and we have found that even at 6' 2", he can sit comfortably behind me with my seat adjusted for someone who is 5' 9". We were able to comfortably seat three adults and three children in the car, though I admit the third row has limited leg room and would not be comfortable for someone with long legs. The fact that the second and third rows folds down for more cargo space is great, but keep in mind that there is limited rear storage when utilizing all three rows of seating.

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My Experience

This has been a great little mini-minivan. It gets so much better gas mileage than most all other minivans. It rides quite smoothly for it's size. One thing I wish is that Mazda, and ALL car designers for that matter, would make the height of BOTH the driver's AND PASSENGER's seat were adjustable in height. I'm short, and my husband is tall; I am usually doing the driving, and so it's really a nuisance that he can't lower the passenger side seat. Also, sun visor extenders are needed, and should be standard. The A/C and heat are great! No more sweaty kids when we arrive anywhere!

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Mazda 5

I love the appearance of my van. I also love the fact that it is a Mazda. It gives me confidence of the vehicles quality. I am disappointed in the legroom in the front seats, but my husband, who is 6ft, says it isn't too bad. If I had school-age children, I would consider a larger van. My children are adults, and we primarily use the van for cargo. It was a great value for the money, and overall, I rate the car as good.

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Every $$ goes into "car", not "gadget"

We're really happy with the Mazda5. It rides very comfortably, has great visibility compared with other minivans (and even a lot of sedans), and handles well. We love the fact that every dollar we spent on it went to something essential, rather than bluetooth and soft-serve dispensers. This is by far the best bang-for-your-buck vehicle I've owned.

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Greater Value

We went from a 1999 Pontiac Montana to the 2012 Mazda 5 Sport because of the gas prices and the Montana was costing to much to fix and it wasn't worth fixing anymore. The Montana had a 21 gallon gas tank and the Mazda 5 has 15.9 gallon gas tank. The Mazda 5 is very spacious for kids to ride in. The Montana was good for transporting 7 people but with todays gas prices, it is more reasonable to have the Mazda 5 even though it only transports 6 people.

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Wonderful Improvment

I went from a small economy car to the Mazada 5. I typically have my 2 youngest the most. My son loves that he has his own cup holder and compartment console for the back seat. Both his booster seat and my daughter's car seat fit very well. When I have my older step daughter I easily pull up one of the back seats and we are good to go. I have not had any mechanical problems to complain of at this point and the car is at 50,000 miles. When you have all the seats up there is little storage space but it is more than it looks like. The gas mileage is great for a vehicle of its size. I am only paying about 10 more a week than I did with my tiny car. Which I feel is not too bad of a price for something with more room. I am really happy with my purchase.

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Artist Dream Car

I have to carry three large bins and an easel and other art supplies with me wherever I go. Plus I often have my two kids with me. We always have plenty of room in our Mazda 5. All the SUVs we looked had had very little room in the back and we didn't want to spend a ton on money on a Suburban-like beast. This car feels like driving a car, but has the room of a truck with the back seats folded down. I love the captains chairs in the back because we can fit stuff in between the seats for extra storage. The sliding side doors are wonderful. We can fit into skinny parking spots so easily. Because it is low to the ground, the kids can climb in and out easily. It's a great family car and a great work car. It's a working mom's dream!

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