2007 Mazda 5 Consumer Review: Great MPV, but no SUV

2007 Mazda 5 - Consumer Review

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Great MPV, but no SUV
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2007 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


We read all the great reviews regarding the Mazda5, and for the most part they are correct, but we live in Edmonton, Alberta, and we traded in an 03 Explorer for the 5. It was a mistake, but at least we have a vehicle that is less expensive to own and operate. We miss the 4WD, and the SUV is much better during the winter. We feel the Mazda5 is better than minivans we owned prior. The 5's heater is lacking and there is no rear heat, the low profile tires should be changed for winter tires, the car "skwacks" over bumps when it is cold. However in the summer this vehicle is fun, it gets great fuel economy, it's practical, great to drive and easy to park.

Best Features

Economy and flexibilty, fun summertime driving.

Worst Features

AWD option, rear heater, arm rest for passengers!! Questionable cold weather performance.
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