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2001 Mazda MPV Minivan

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Mazda MPV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mazda MPV

  • An underpowered engine and tight maximum cargo space are all that's keeping the MPV from challenging the Honda Odyssey head-to-head for "best minivan" honors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior, versatile seating configurations, sharp exterior styling, agile handling, good visibility.

  • Cons

    Weedy engine, unimpressive interior materials, no traction control available, limited maximum cargo capacity.

  • What's New for 2001

    Not much changes on Mazda's minivan. Keyless entry is standard on MPV LX, and the AM/FM/CD/cassette audio system is standard on LX and ES models. Child safety-seat anchors have been added to all MPV models, as have new exterior color choices. The 2.5-liter V6 engine now complies with NLEV emissions standards.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Still going strong

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

We've owned this van since it was new 8 years ago and its still going strong. Its at 110K miles and while its now been demoted to my "work" vehicle and replaced by an '07 Honda Odyssey, its still earning its keep. Its more nimble than the Honda, just not big enough any more for the two much larger teenagers. Great van for a young family or couples that need a multi-purpose vehicle.




Reliable

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my MPV new and it has lived up to its billing. Nice ride, comfortable seating. Just change oil, brakes, and other routine maintenance and the van does the rest. Drives more like a car than a van. Easy to configure seats and take out and out back seats for hauling stuff. Wife and daughter can drive it as its not "boaty". The only thing that has broken is the cable for the spare tire. If you buy one make sure to learn how to get it at the spare.




All around mpv

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

Very reliable and practical people and cargo mover. It is versatile for carrying passengers and/or all kinds of cargo. Easy to navigate. Its appearance and smaller looking size belies its ability to easily haul it all. Parking is a zip. Does very well in all kinds of weather.




Love my mpv

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

We love our MPV! To me, the MPV is the sports car of mini vans. It looks great and is fun to drive and just gives you that feeling of zoom zoom. Sometimes when your driving and rocking out on the great sounding stereo, you've got to look back and remind yourself that your driving a mini van and have your kids in the back. Love this vehicle. So far, reliability has been great(knock on wood). I'm just trying to find out now if there is a way that my MPV can accomodate 3 kids across the 2nd row seats when pushed together. If our family grows out of this van, that will be the saddest part. The MPV Rocks!



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Greatest mini van on market

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

I worried about the small v6 engine and the reveiws, but I don't see the issue. Looks great! Drives Excellently! The leather seats are really comfortable. I'm just back from a 17 hour 1100 mile trip and not once did my back feel it. In addition, I drove it in the mountains of Tennesee & Kentucky with little effort on the engine. It is NOT under powered at all. The interior style is very up scale compared to many of the "BEST" rated vans especially the Honda. With the CReports ratings at very high. Buy a ES MPV with no worries. You are smart to do so, and will get the best van on the road period.




2001 mpv es

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

We traded in our Dog, I mean Dodge Caravan and got a used 2001 MPV ES. So far, so good. The only complaint is the engine performance...you're not going to win any drag races with this car, but then again, it's a minivan!! Anyway, disappearing 3rd row seat is awesome, and the car handles much better than the caravan. Glad I made the change and I feel much more confident with this car's reliability.



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Full 2001 Mazda MPV Review

What's New for 2001

Not much changes on Mazda's minivan. Keyless entry is standard on MPV LX, and the AM/FM/CD/cassette audio system is standard on LX and ES models. Child safety-seat anchors have been added to all MPV models, as have new exterior color choices. The 2.5-liter V6 engine now complies with NLEV emissions standards.

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mrmarky
mrmarky
07-31-2013
2001 mazda mpv. drove it quite a bit today, then parked and when i went to start it again a brief beep, cd ejected and nothing at all when ignition was turned. Tried a few minutes later and started fi...


grrldriver
grrldriver
09-16-2011
I am an MPV owner -- a reasonably happy one. My 2001 MPV LX ran well with few repairs...until this year. But now it is 10 years old, 103K on the odometer, and has had some predictable problems -- rust...


Karen_CM
Karen_CM
01-29-2001
Please share your MPV photos!...



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