2012 Mazda Mazda5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Liquid Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,614 - $11,035
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
157
Seats
6

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.5Comfort 3.1Styling 3.2Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

The Mazda5 is a mini minivan, a vehicle type that is popular overseas but hasn't really caught on in the U.S. It seats up to six, has sliding rear doors like a conventional minivan, but its third-row seats are minimalistic and a 4-cylinder engine is the only powertrain choice.

Mazda Mazda5 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $7,614 - $9,211
Horsepower: 157 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Touring $8,662 - $10,359
Horsepower: 157 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $9,214 - $11,035
Horsepower: 157 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.39
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It's reliable and convenient. And the best thing about it just might be the three row seating.

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I like the size and the way the vehicle drives. It's a minivan that is the size and drives like a small car. The three row seats are also very convenient. I don't like how the car is very noisy, even with all the windows & doors closed a lot of "air noise" passes through, especially on the freeway. Finally, the steering wheel is pretty sensitive, as well as the gas pedal, while the brakes feel looser than most cars. This makes it a bit twitchy to drive, especially in traffic.

Ronita S
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Mazda 5: not a minivan, a micro-van.

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The Mazda 5 is basically a micro-van. It is not quite as big as a minivan but still bigger than some SUVs. It is great for someone who needs something that seats more people but is still easy to drive and especially park. The bucket seats as the back seat is very convenient for car seats and with the third row being one that folds down there is still enough room for larger strollers. And even with the third row up there is plenty of room in the back for all groceries.

Taylor W
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Mazda5 is good for a basic vehicle

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This vehicle is pretty bare bones. I realize that it's 7 years old, but even when it was new, it lacked many features standard on other vehicles. Small details like remaining mileage range, bluetooth compatibility, hookups for an iPod, and the like would have been nice to have. However, I did like having sliding doors (although an automatic option for those also would have been nice) when my children were much younger and there is plenty of space for our family.

Katy S
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,614 - $9,211
$8,662 - $10,359

Horsepower

Horsepower
157 (hp)
157 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
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Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 - 40.7 (in.)
39 - 40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 - 39.4 (in.)
39.2 - 39.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
6
6

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Not Available
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 (in.)
108.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
36.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
180.5 (in.)
180.5 (in.)

Width

Width
68.9 (in.)
68.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3417 - 3457 (.lbs)
3457 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
157 (hp)
157 (hp)

Torque

Torque
163 (ft. lbs.)
163 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 (gal.)
15.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist
  • Dynamic stability control w/traction control system
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Advanced dual front air bags -inc: drivers seat position sensor, passenger weight sensor
  • Front side-impact air bags
  • 3-row side curtain air bags
  • Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • All seating position 3-point seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • 2nd row LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
  • 3rd row child safety seat upper tethers
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Crushable brake & accelerator pedal assembly

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Structure Sep 6, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V644000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
Consequence:
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Mazda sent an interim notifications to owners November 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.

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