2006 Mazda 5 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Mazda 5 - Road Test Specs

2006 Mazda 5 Minivan

(2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$18,950
As-tested MSRP$22,410


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)157 @ 6500 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)148 @ 4500 rpm
Transmission type4-speed automatic with manual shift mode


Suspension, frontFour-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearFour-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes A18
Tire size, front205/50R/17
Tire size, rear205/50R/17
Brakes, frontVentilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes with ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.5
0-60 mph (sec.)10.1
0-75 mph (sec.)15.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.53 @ 80 mph
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31.4
60-0 mph (ft.)125.72
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.40
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).79
Sound level @ idle (dB)39
@ Full throttle (dB)78
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSlower with brake torque than without. Fastest times in "D" rather than manual shifting.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsGood pedal feel. Undramatic Stop.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsTypical Mazda poise -- weird for a small minivan/box. Impressive control feel. Fun.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)67
Wind (mph, direction)3-4

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City 26 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,389
Length (in.)181.5 in.
Width (in.)69.1 in.
Height (in.)64.2 in.
Wheelbase (in.)108.3 in.
Legroom, front (in.)40.7 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)35.2 in.
Headroom, front (in.)38.9 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2 in.
Seating capacity6
Cargo volume (cu-ft)44.4 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)44.4 cu. ft.


Bumper-to-bumper4 yr. / 50,000 mi.
Powertrain4 yr. / 50,000 mi.
Corrosion5 yr. / Unlimited mi.
Roadside assistance4 yr. / 50,000 mi.
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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