2010 Mazda 5 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Mazda 5 - Road Test Specs

2008 Mazda Mazda5 Minivan

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


Model year2008
StyleTouring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$17,995
Options on test vehicleNavigation System ($2,000); Sirius Satellite Radio ($430); Rear Bumper Step Plate ($50).
As-tested MSRP$23,725


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,260cc (138cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum alloy / aluminum alloy
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, 4 valves/cyl, variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)153 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)148 @ 4,500
Transmission type5-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.307, II = 1.842, III = 1.310, IV = 0.970, V = 0.755, Diff = 4.388, R = 3.166


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs, and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.2:1
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes A18
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, frontP205/50R17 89V
Tire size, rearP205/50R17 89V
Wheel size17 x 6.5 front - 17 X 6.5 rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear11.9-inch solid disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.4
0-60 mph (sec.)10.0
0-75 mph (sec.)15.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.4 @ 80.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.7
@ Full throttle (dB)71.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAutomatic shifts prior to redline, so the best run occurred with manual shifting to closer approach redline. There was a little tire scratch off the line, but then it settles into a slow, steady run with a sporty-buzzy engine note.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsSteering shudders a little under full ABS stop, but the vehicle tracks straight. The pedal is firm, but not what I'd call hard and the nose dips pretty noticeably.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsModulating the speed on the skid pad displays this vehicle's trait for lift-throttle oversteer. Rotation is predictable and can be kept under control with the correct steering input, but I wouldn't trust everybody to know how to do this. Even more scary for the average driver is this same behavior at slalom speeds. In an emergency situation (and without ESC), could be a little dicey. A couple quick transitions in a row, and the back end steps out -- especially off-throttle. As it was in the skid pad, the steering remains light but quick and precise enough to catch the rotation. Opt for stability control if offered on this vehicle.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)61.3
Wind (mph, direction)2 NW

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 City / 27 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22 Combined average
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,475
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,466
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)181.5
Width (in.)69.1
Height (in.)64.2
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)60.2
Track, rear (in.)59.6
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)35.2
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)30.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.9
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.6
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)49.2
Seating capacity6
Cargo volume (cu-ft)N/A
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)44.4


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance5 stars

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