I recently spent a week driving the above 2015 Mazda5 Grand Touring. It’s a nice looking car, and a pretty nice ride too. Most of the vehicles I’ve reviewed over the past few years have been matched up with a family vacation or road trip of some kind. Not this time. This one I put to the test with my daily routine and my family’s busy schedule.
The 2015 Mazda5 offers a high level of performance and stability as well as a high level of safety features. All Mazda5 vehicles are equipped with six airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, a tire pressure monitoring system, side-impact door beams, three-point safety belts and adjustable headrests, front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters as well as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
The Mazda5 is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles that I’ve reviewed. It used so little gas, that half way through the review I asked my husband if I was reading the fuel gauge correctly, because it seemed to never move. I was! This is a huge pro when I shop for my next vehicle. I also found the size of the Mazda5 perfect for me. Not too big, like a truck or even larger SUV, but higher than the car I own (a Pontiac Grand Prix) giving me a much more comfortable view while I’m on the road. I also love the space in the back hatch. It’s designed very well. Roomy, without being too big. It works great for a family our size (3). Honestly, the only issue I had with this vehicle was adjust the temperature setting correctly. We live in Michigan, and with snow on the ground, I had a hard time heating the inside, while also keeping the windows from fogging up. Making it hard to drive. I’m sure if I owned the car, and had more time that I would have been able to figure out the settings, but the few days that I tried, I had some issues.
The look and design of the Mazda5 Grand Touring is very impressive. It’s an easy, and fun car to drive. The sunroof is a plus. I really like the wide rear doors. They made life a little more convenient several times during my review week. The second-row seats manually slide, recline and can easily be folded flat without needing to remove the headrests. This is easily my favorite feature. Between the wide doors, hatch, and adjustable seats, the Mazda5 Grand Touring is perfect for camping season! Something I never even considered when I first saw the vehicle.
In a couple of years when our teenage daughter takes over my car, I can easily see myself in a Mazda5. It’s definitely on my short list to consider.
A BIG pro to shopping Mazda is their warranty and roadside assistance!
All Mazda vehicles come with the Mazda Certified Roadside Assistance Program. Using either the toll-free number or free Mazda Assist app for iOS- and Android-operated mobile devices, owners and their family members can contact roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes a comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile warranty, which covers every part of the vehicle (except those subject to normal wear), a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited-mileage corrosion warranty.
Disclosure: I drove the Mazda5 Grand Touring for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. The opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced in any way to write a positive review. I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.