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2005 Mazda MPV Minivan

 
 

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Mazda MPV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Mazda MPV

  • A stylish and capable van if that's all you need, but compared to newer class leaders, the MPV lacks the size, features and refinement to compete for the top spot.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Manageable size, lots of interior storage, decidedly unminivan looks, roll-down windows in the sliding doors.

  • Cons

    Lacks the features, passenger/cargo space and power found in its competitors, noisy engine, clunky transmission.

  • What's New for 2005

    The MPV received a handful of changes for 2004 and moves into 2005 with only a few option package alterations.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (53 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A few years in

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MPV ES 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Bought our MPV ES in Oct 2008 with 46,000 on it. It currently has about 114,000 on it and doesn't seem to be much different from when we bought it. To date, it has required relatively infrequent and minor fixes: a minor ($300) fuel thing (forgotten what precisely) at 90k, a small water pump leak at 108k.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nice car so far

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this a few months ago with 53,000 miles on it. Except for a vacuum hose which was expensive, it is serving us well. The vehicle is easy to handle because it is smaller but easy to adjust for different uses. Rear seat folds down into floor or you can flip it back for tailgating. Has a/c vents front and rear, seats 7 and is easy getting in and out. Have driven it back and forth across west Texas twice now and did what I asked it to do.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Rust problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I decided to sell my MPV just 5 years after I bought it because it was rusting so badly at the base of both the passenger and driver doors as well as on all 4 wheel wells. In this day and age you don't expect a vehicle to rust before it's even 10 years old and this car began rusting when it was just 3 years old. When I brought the problem up to Mazda they were only willing to go by the book: The rust warranty only kicks in when the rust has perforated the metal. Well it's perforated now--now that the warranty has expired. Between fixing the rust and some other scheduled maintenance I was going to be spending more on the car than it was worth. So I cut my losses and sold the car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2005 Mazda MPV Review

What's New for 2005

The MPV received a handful of changes for 2004 and moves into 2005 with only a few option package alterations.

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