The 2013 Mazda 5 is a three-row,6-passenger compact minivan available in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring levels. Grassroots sport comes standard with 16-inch wheels alloy, power accessories, key-less entry, automatic climate control, cruise control, an adjustable driver seat height, steering wheel tilt and telescopic system and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
The 2013 Mazda5 Touring adds alloy wheels 17 inches, fog lights, rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, on-board computer and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. The Moonroof package and optional audio adds a sunroof and satellite for Touring radio. This package is standard on the 5 Gran Turismo, which also receives automatic xenon headlights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, heated front seats, driver lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery and satellite radio. The 2013 Mazda5 also offers several options, including remote start an auto-dimming rear view mirror, an entertainment system for rear seat and a Garmin portable navigation system.
2013 Mazda5 Interior
The 2013 Mazda5 is obviously lower than what passes for a minivan today, but still packs plenty of interior versatility. Comfortable captain’s chairs in the second row slide and recline while the passenger side seat has a net coffee table / folding clever storage that can fit into place between the seats, and then be saved later to create a walk through the third row.
Up front, the board layout is elegant, simple and modern, with the exception of a heavy box instruments audio control buttons. But the controls are easy to access and use, helping to 5 feels much more like a normal car from behind the wheel. The front seats offer a respectable comfort, although the higher people may wish to travel further back seat.
Aided by sliding door openings wide, third row of the 2013 Mazda5 offers easier access than almost any three-row crossover that can think. The 50-split-folding seats 50 / are best suited for children, however. With only 30.5 inches of legroom back there, close quarters and reaches the height of consuming roof, adult passengers are not going to drown their complaints for a long time (the second row, however, has 9 inches more legroom).
Although the 2013 Mazda5 may actually represent a “mini” van, which is not without cargo volume. Folding the seats in the third row produces 44.4 cubic feet of space, while dropping the second row increases to 97.7 cubic feet – just 10 shy cubes of the same size of the total capacity of Nissan Quest.
2013 Mazda5 Engine
Every 2013 Mazda5 is powered by 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generate 157 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard in the sport, while a five-speed automatic is optional on Sport and standard on everything else.
In performance tests, 2013 Mazda5 Grand Touring accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds – slower than most minivans and many typical compact SUV. A Mazda 5 with the manual transmission returns an estimated 21 mpg city / 28 highway and 24 mpg combined. The automatic transmission makes 1 mpg better in city driving.
2013 Mazda5 Safety
Each 2013 Mazda5 comes with standard stability and traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In brake testing, 2013 Mazda5 came to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet, a foot longer than average.