By tadpole on
2009 Mazda 5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I drove this car for about a month. The mileage for the first trip was weird. On the 400 miles highway trip, I got 37 mpg. This is far exceeded the manufacturer claim. On the last leg of the trip about 90 miles a got 22 mpg. This is really weird since it's all on highway with the same road and traffic condition. I cannot explain the wide discrepancy. The second trip on the same road, the mileage was about 33 mpg. The interior material is a bit on the cheap side. The plastic scratches easily and the cloth material is not up to standard with Honda or Toyota. I got this for $17.2k, I am not sure this is a good deal.
I love the fold down third and second rows. I was able to load the box for a 42in tv. I could not do this with my Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
I would like to see bench seat for second row and better quality cloth material and plastic.