2007 Mazda MAZDA5
There are 27 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- 2+2+2 seats; 2nd row seats adjust for leg room independently; easy to park; seats 6 but drives small
- um, yeah, armrests! seatbelts sometimes clang; looks too van-ny when it could look more wagon-y
Other reviews have said that there isn't ample legroom in the front or that you have to be small to drive it comfortably. I disagree -- I'm not small and I drive it fine. Meanwhile, six foot husband can also ride comfortably in passenger seat. 2nd row is great. There is space between the seats (like budget captain's chairs) so I never hear, "She's touching me!" and the seats move independently of each other so, if we are carrying 6, we can adjust so that all have sufficient legroom. Space between seats makes it easy to get to 3rd row as well. 2nd row legroom is excellent per my 12-year old. 3rd row is great for my 9 year old and her friends. Secret compartments in 2nd row seats are great place for the kids to stash ipods, nintendos and other stuff that is sometimes hard to hide in a van or wagon. Brown leather interior is really nice. It has all of the little things that my VW station wagon had (heated seats, tells me the outside temperature). I would recommend against any exterior trim packages (spoiler, groundwork, sunroof guard) because they make it look very van-ny. It's super easy to parallel park. Others have complained of it not having much power and it really doesn't; the power is adequate and I wouldn't buy this car if I were looked for something powerful or sporty. I've also read complaints about gas mileage -- well, I think it's hard to design a car that can haul 6 people plus stuff and get good gas mileage. That said, I don't have a complaint with the gas mileage. We took this car to the beach for a week with 3 adults, a 12-year old and a 9-year old and the lot of us plus our modest amount of luggage fit just fine (with no bubble on top). Here is an added bonus: It has the biggest glove compartment you've ever seen. I stored 3 hardback novels and a paperback in it on the way to vacation without removing the usual junk that accumulates in the glove. I can't figure out why I don't see more of these on the road. BTW, I've had mine for almost a year.
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