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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 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.



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.



 
 
 
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.

Talk About The 2005 MPV

2005 Mazda MPV Discussions See all Started By

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...


kanes1
kanes1
11-13-2011
I was cleaning the IAC valve this morning for my engine stalling problem on Mazda MPV 2005. I accidently dropped a Lug and am unable to locate it with a flah light , nor does a magnetic pickup tool is...


sok2003
sok2003
01-03-2014
I have 195,000 miles on my 2005 MPV and have been very happy with it, but these ignition coil problems are getting bad! The first ignition coil was replaced in January 2013. The second ignition coil w...