2012 Mazda Mazda5 - Road Test Specs

2012 Mazda Mazda5 Minivan

(2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2012
MakeMazda
ModelMazda 5
Style4dr Minivan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$23,875
As-tested MSRP$24,720
Drivetrain
Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,489/151.8
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)157 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)163 @ 4,000
Fuel type87-octane minimum
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.620; II = 1.925; III = 1.285; IV = 0.933; V = 0.692; R = 3.405; Final: 3.458
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-over-hydraulic-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.2
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes A18
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front205/50R17 89V M+S
Tire size, rear205/50R17 89V M+S
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11.8-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear11.9-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph (sec.)6.1
0-60 mph (sec.)9.5
0-75 mph (sec.)14.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.1 @ 81.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)130
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.7
@ Full throttle (dB)69.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.8
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAlthough the four-cylinder engine noise is apparent, it sounds sporty, not thrashy. Found some benefit from brake torque and manually shifting. In Drive with stabiity control on, it allows modest wheelspin but upshifts 400-500 rpm shy of 6,500-rpm rev limit. Linear power throughout entire gear and smooth upshifts in either auto or manual. No match-rev manual downshifts.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsMedium-soft pedal, medium bite at initial pedal application, medium dive, medium fade resistance -- not good but not below average.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsWith stability control off, steering is talkative and lively and precise. Very mild understeer just beyond otherwise neutral behavior. With ESC on, throttle maintains neutral attitude without understeer, unobtrusively.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)63.2
Relative humidity (%)27.6
Wind (mph, direction)3.25 H/C
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)24.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,417
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,487
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56.9/43.1
Length (in.)180.5
Width (in.)68.9
Height (in.)63.6
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)60.2
Track, rear (in.)59.8
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)39.4
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)30.5
Headroom, front (in.)40.7
Headroom, rear (in.)39.4
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)49.3
Seating capacity6
Cargo volume (cu-ft)5.58
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)55.4
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront, rear and third row
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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