Mazda 5 MPV Review
Five alive

Story by Raymond Lai, pictures by Azfar Hashim
9 May 2008
 

Mazda keeps the 5’s hope alive in the MPV segment by giving it a facelift and other needed improvements...

Intro

The mid-sized MPV sector has been hugely competitive ever since Renault designed the Scenic more than a decade ago. Now, there are all sorts of mid-sized MPVs to suit many budgets and needs.

Among the seven-seater models these days, the popular ones are the grey imported Toyota Wish and the Honda Stream. Besides this pair, there are of course others to choose from, like the officially imported Toyota Picnic, Nissan Lafesta and last but not least, the Mazda 5.

The Mazda 5 has just been through a facelift to keep it fit in the fight with the Wish and Stream. How can it make its stand against the two highly popular commoners?

 

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1998cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10:1
Power 145bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque 182Nm @ 4500rpm
Power to Weight 100 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 12.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 186 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 11.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Auto Tiptronic
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type MPV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4565 x 1755 x 1615) mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Turning Circle 5.3 metres
Kerb Weight 1450 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs