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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 (16 total reviews)

2 of 5 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.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Too bad they don't still

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

Spent a lot of time researching for our first minivan since baby no. 3 is on the way and I abhor the idea of being a minivan owner. Looked at everything, but had to go with something small enough to fit down my ridiculously narrow drive way. Ended up looking for a MPV ES used since they stopped making them with the '06s. We're not the biggest people and our kids are all small at this point so this van is just the right size for us. Only had it a couple weeks but it really works well for us. It handles great, rides like a car and has sporty looks. Friend of mine just bought an '04 Honda Odyssey EX cloth seats and 35000 miles and paid the same that I did for my 05 MPV ES that's loaded.




Fun van, right size for

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

Bought an 05 demo with 5k miles. Really like this van. Maybe it's just that it was a full option demo, but I find it preferable to all but the new Honda. But paid $15k less than equally optioned Honda would have cost.




Love that mpv except....

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

After owning and loving a 2000 MPV we purchased a 2005 Mazda MPV leftover with the $425 towing package. One would assume the vehicle would be ready to accept the hitch receiver and wiring harness but no. Required: new muffler, exhaust tip, and gasket in order to install the hitch. Just shy of an additional $1,000 installed at the dealership. Oh, and lets not forget that the vehicle is rated and advertised to tow 3000 pounds yet the hitch receiver is rated 2000. Include the proper muffler with the tow package or at least include this info in MPV literature. Besides that it is one fantastic versatile vehicle.




2005 mpv

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

Our 2004 Odyssey was totaled by another driver. The MPV was the best value for the features. It drives better than our Honda and looks much sportier. We were able to get it for 36 dollars under invoice, then the dealer took off $4000 in rebates. They even delivered it to me and signed the paper work on my kitchen table. This is my 3rd vehicle purchase through the internet and all have been great. I actually enjoy driving this van although it is my wife's. If you are a smaller adult (under 6 foot and under 200 #s) the seats will fit you better than the domestic vans. We have only had it a few weeks, but love it so far.




Great looking, great value!

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

Bought this van a month ago and we have been very pleased with our purchase. We needed a more compact van to fit in our small garage spot. Despite its compact size, the MPV still has a very practical interior compared to an SUV. Fold the third row and remove the two middle seats and this baby will swallow anything. We got an ES with leather, sunroof and power doors for $24K. Comparable Toyota and Honda models would have cost thousands more. We've even gotten a few compliments from the neighbors about the looks of the car! On the downside, the interior is definitely due for a redesign, and the motor is not as powerful or refined as the latest offerings from Honda or Toyota.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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