Smaller than people carriers, people carriers haven’t spread like wildfire here in the United States like they have in Europe, but Mazda’s Mazda5 is making good progress as one of the few offerings. of the segment. The next iteration of the minivan, the 2012 Mazda5 with Nagare concept-inspired styling, goes on sale in January 2011 at a starting price of $ 19,990.
That’s an easy to understand entry price for a three-row vehicle with standard stability control; traction control; Tire pressure monitoring system; double front seats, front and side curtain airbags; and ABS.
Available in three trim levels, Sport ($ 19,990), Touring ($ 21,990) and Grand Touring ($ 24,670), the Mazda5 can be packed to meet most family needs. Entry-level Sport gets standard 16-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker MP3 / CD stereo, auxiliary jack, keyless entry, and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats, among other features . The Touring adds or replaces with 17-inch alloys, side and rear aerodynamic appearance treatments, fog lights, a hands-free phone and Bluetooth audio system, as well as a $ 1,140 sunroof and audio package in option which appropriately adds an electric sunroof and six-disc in-dash CD changer with Sirius capability.
The Grand Touring includes the standard moonroof, adding automatic on / off HID xenon headlights, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, an alarm system and driver lumbar support seats and Moreover.
All versions of the 2012 Mazda5 are powered by a 2.5-liter version of the MZR inline-four engine with an output of 157 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Sport models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and can be upgraded to a five-speed automatic. The automatic transmission is standard on Touring and Grand Touring models.