The Mazda5 is a great care for the money! It handles the road really well and has a great turning radius so it is easy to fit into smaller parking spaces!! It also gets great gas mileage. The only problem we had, and thought we might, is the low profile tires. They don't absorb much shock so if you happen to hit a big pothole, it will probably bend your wheel. (this happened to us) Also one of the tires is wearing from the inside out. We will replace the wheel and get better tires. Hopefully this will not be a repetitive problem.
Sporty feel for a "minivan". Drives more like a car. Easy to get in and out. Sliding doors nice for kids!!
Better tires - maybe not so low profile. Armrest for the front passenger. A/C in the rear.