Then the editors at TheCarConnection. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. On each side are a conventional swing-out front door and an extremely wide rear sliding door that operates with just one finger, but is not power actuated. Read previous reviews, true that it is not that great in deep snow. Inside, there have been extensive changes to the front half of the vehicle, including a new shift panel and center console, new electroluminescent gauges, second-row vents with individual fan-speed controls, and front passenger inboard armrests. My 2006 Mazda had some small issues like some plastic parts getting loose or some strange noise from the bushings ,battery replacement in the third winter, but nothing serious. The second row has an under-seat storage area; there's also a foldout table.
Second-row seats have child-safety seat anchors and top tethers, but the third row only has top tethers. Whatever you call it, the Mazda5 looks sporty and offers room for six passengers in the footprint of one of Mazda's smallest vehicles. The setup stops the Mazda5 easily and pedal feel is natural, which is a plus. The driver has a commanding outlook over a logically designed instrument panel. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. The front seats have noticeable side bolsters and are supportive enough to leave you feeling good even after hours at the wheel. No problems with suspension yet.
Ride is controlled but not harsh and, though the steering might be a bit over-assisted, it is reasonably direct. The second- and third-row seats fold down to create a flat load floor stretching from the rear liftgate to the back of the front seats. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In this Mazda, 2008 brings abundant small-item storage hidden beneath seats and below the floor. Show full review The Mazda5 minivan is fun to drive. The only thing we don't like is the cargo space. Grip is good and body lean is modest.
The 2008 Mazda5 stands out among vehicles its size for its amazingly spacious interior, with seating for up to six people--although the rearmost two seats are kid's stuff only. Google revealed only the Mazda5 as an alternative to the traditional minivan for rear sliders. The styling of the vehicle is very smart and sporty for a Multi Use Vehicle. Standard safety features on this Mazda 2008 include side impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for all three rows, anti-lock brakes, and a tire pressure monitoring system. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
Our Take on the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 The Mazda5 minivan is fun to drive. Maybe they need balancing or maybe it is the type of tire. Options on the 2008 Mazda5 Sport trim include the moonroof and a rear spoiler but only with the five-speed auto transmission; it's odd that the sporty rear spoiler cannot be had with the sportscar-like manual transmission. It lacks air conditioning, cruise control and power door locks. All- with and are standard. Mazda5 in the Market The Mazda5 is alone in the small-minivan segment, and its closest competitors are likely four-door hatchbacks — including the Mazda3 — rather than traditional minivans like the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. I am not sure about the gas mileage because I have not taken it on a long trip.
The 2008 Mazda5 shares its platform and powertrain with the Mazda3 sedan, and it promises especially good handling. We had a great trip. Found one with all the toys Navi, roof, auto temp, Etc. The seats are firm and supportive. The Mazda5 minivan is fun to drive. For 2008, Mazda has slightly refreshed the Mazda5's grille, headlights, bumper, color options, and tail.
In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. The cabin gets a bit loud when going that fast, with both wind and road noise contributing to the din. . In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. The Mazda5 is a game-changer for driving around kids.
We took a roadtrip from Milwaukee to Upper Michigan and I was floored with how well-behaved the kids were. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Auto writers especially appreciate the quiet cabin -- a rare trait for a convertible. The powertrain is relatively refined and responsive, but could be more powerful. Fold all seats down for fu. The second row has two bucket seats that can slide forward and back for additional legroom in either the second or third row.