2008 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
Have a family of 4 with a 3 year old and an infant. Wanted to find a vehicle with a 3rd row so my wife could sit with the kids on long trips and entertain/distract them while I drive but still get decent gas mileage. So far the Mazda 5 has been great. Getting about 23 mpg city, 29 hwy. Able to put the kids in the middle row and my wife or even I (5'10) am able to sit in the back. For a day trip it is fine. There isn't much cargo space with the back seats up - so we will probably get a roof rack eventually. The handling is excellent, pick up is so-so but fine enough for a family car. Features on the GT make me feel like I got a luxury vehicle
Blue tooth. Climate control. Sun roof. Fuel economy (for comparable vehicles) VALUE!!
Automatic driver side seat - has everything else why not this? Glove box under passenger seat.