With our third child on the way, we were looking for the most fuel efficient option for a family using three car seats. The Mazda5 accommodated three car seats comfortably, something that our sedan did not. On our first long-distance trip, we got 31 MPG! Our average is around 25 MPG, and that beats the average of 19 MPG for a regular minivan. Though there is not much cargo space, we love how easy it is to shift the seats to accomodate an extra person or haul something bulky. The Mazda5 is the most fuel-efficient option for a family like ours, and it is fun to drive!
We love how easy it is to rearrange the seats. We also like the hidden storage space all over the car. And of course, the fuel efficiency!
It would be nice if a luggage rack came standard. Could there be a hybrid version that could get 31 MPG in mixed driving?