2010 Mazda 5 Consumer Review: Finally has stability control

2010 Mazda 5 - Consumer Review

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Sport Passenger Minivan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Finally has stability control
By Maine5 on


2010 Mazda 5 Sport 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


The 5 is a unique car that fits the needs of most people. I held out on buying one for many years though due to the lack of stability control. I refused to buy a new car without it. As I was getting ready to buy a VW Jetta Wagon, I read a comparison review that said the 5 finally comes with stability/traction control for 2010. I was sold. Hopefully some of the quality issues reported in past years have been worked out. I have 3000mi on it now with no issues. I was also worried about how it might perform in the snow so I purchased a set of blizzaks for it. Drives incredibly well in deep snow as a result. Far better than paying thousands more for an AWD vehicle with less utility and mileage.

Best Features

-Sliding doors -lots of cargo room for its size -Handling

Worst Features

-Power isn't as bad as the reviews suggest, but why not put the more powerful engine from the 2009 3 in there? Mileage should increase as well -A middle seat for the second row. Overseas versions have it, why not ours? -Standard roof racks and foglights
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