Report Created On: 2014-07-24
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|Number of Owners||Estimated 1 Owner - More Details|
|Recalls||View all 3 recalls|
|Complaints||View all 51 complaints|
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|Engine||2.3L L4 DOHC 16V|
|Anti Brake System (ABS)||4-Wheel ABS|
|Tank Size||15.90 gallon|
|Overall Height||64.20 in.|
|Overall Length||181.50 in.|
|Overall Width||69.10 in.|
|Highway Mileage||27 miles/gallon|
|City Mileage||21 miles/gallon|
|Used Market Price||8685.0|
|Used Private Price||7577.0|
|Used Trade In Value||6377.0|
Overall I like but don't love this car. I like its compact dimensions but wish it was bigger inside. I think when it's paid off I'm going to get a small four-door economy car to be my daily driver and a used full-size minivan for when I need to haul more people or more stuff. It's easy and relatively fun to drive, and fairly economical - I get ~30mpg on the highway. It has been mostly reliable, but I've just had to have the rear shocks replaced for the second time in under 50,000 miles, which appears to be a common problem.
If you are looking for a functional second vehicle this is a great option. Minivan features without a minivan feel. Build quality is definitely cheap, and absolutely consider getting this only under warranty. Driver comfort is an issue for me (6'2"), my large foot (size 15) does not fit on the gas pedal, i need to push it with my toe. It's my wife's car and she is 5'10 and loves the car. In cold weather (-20C), intake manifold control runners were getting stuck due to cheap plastic composite materials that seem to be unavoidable these days. In hot weather, sway bar bushings caused terrible creaking, just annoying noise. Excellent service from dealer/Mazda for both issues
Excellent car overall. Nice interior, comfortable, very pleasant exterior design, good audio system. We love it.
My wife and I loved this car when we bought it and still love to drive it. 3 years old now with 25k mostly around town miles on it and and experiencing some of the same problems that others have posted. OEM tires need replacing. Right rear shock blew just recently. Clutch engages very high on the pedal and will probably need replacing soon. Plus the car has always pulled to the right even after it was aligned and re-aligned. Other than these issues, we still find the car very functional for carting the kids around and taking family trips. My wife still loves it, but I'm starting to think that it may be come a money pit in the next few years.
We were getting around in a compact car, but when we bought our own house and adopted a 90 pound dog, our compact wasn't working anymore. We are also outdoor people who love to go camping, so we needed a car with room for all our rig and our dog that could put up with some rough terrain. The Mazda5 was the perfect choice for us and we don't have any regrets. We paid $17,500 for it.See All Reviews