"Affordable, Fuel-efficient Family Transportation"
"For buyers who need affordable, fuel-efficient family transportation that's easy to maneuver in traffic and a snap to park, the MAZDA5 is a strong choice."
— Edmunds.com (2010 MAZDA5 Review)
"In a Segment of Its Own"
"… as an efficient and fun family hauler, it's in a segment of its own."
— TheCarConnection.com 1/10
Price is Hard to Beat
"The Mazda5 and Rondo are in a subclass by themselves, where the Mazda distinguishes itself further with sliding doors and a price that's hard for any small vehicle to beat."
— Cars.com 3/10
A Real Fuel Saver
"This MAZDA5 is a very logical and practical, especially given our national interest in fuel economy. Here's a vehicle that will seat six people and still let you bring along some belongings, but it won't suck down a barrel of oil every hour at cruising speeds and it's incredibly easy to maneuver through parking lots and city traffic."
— AUTOMOBILE Magazine, 2008 MAZDA5 Touring Review
Impressive Price + Cargo Space
"The Mazda5 is pleasant enough to drive and live with, and its starting price and cargo space are impressive."
— Cars.com 3/10
"Smart Alternative to Bigger Vans"
"Mazda's Mazda5 mini-minivan always struck us as a smart alternative to bigger vans. The 2012 Mazda5 grows somewhat but still retains a small footprint for urban use."
— PopularMechanics.com, 11/10
Best Alternative to a Minivan
"We love that Mazda has the cojones to offer a stick in its six-passenger family hauler. If you have to drive a minivan, a Mazda 5 with a manual transmission is your best shot of convincing friends that you havenít totally given up."
— CarandDriver.com 8/10
"More Agile Than a Typical Minivan"
"It's more agile than a typical minivan and easier to park, which is something to consider for those who don't really need all the space of a bigger van."
— Edmunds.com, 2010 MAZDA5 Review
Nimble Around-Town Machine
"Ö Mazda5 is a nimble around-town machine, easy to park in crowded lots and boasting remarkably good agility, a trait shared by all Mazdas."
— RoadandTrack.com 5/09
"Spacious and Flexible"
"The interior remains a spacious and flexible place for six, complete with dual sliding doors for easy entry and exit."