By Eric Goodman on
2005 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
This January 2005 myself, wife, three year old son and five month old daughter made the jump to our first minivan. We just got rid of our Nissan Sentra and what a world of difference. We spent over a year looking at all the different makes and models and in the end, the Mazda MPV is the bang for the buck. No doubt about it. You can receive a loaded equipped LS model for 5 to 7 thousand dollars less than Toyota, Nissan and Honda. The MPV has over 17.0 cubic feet in luggage capacity and 127 cubic feet in maximum cargo capacity, which is more room than the huge Ford Expedition, the GMC Yukon and other big SUV's out there. This vehicle is fun to drive, good gas mileage and has plenty of room.
Fold in third row seat to floor, Aggressive looking design for the exterior. Second row of captains chairs that slide together to make one bench seat.
A bit more power under the hood. Move gear shifter down to the center console area.