Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
September 13, 2006
Vehicle Overview The six-person Mazda5 features flexible seating that can be reconfigured to maximize occupant or cargo space. Aimed at young, professional families with active lifestyles, the Mazda5 comes in Sport, Touring and new Grand Touring trim levels for 2007.
The new Grand Touring edition features leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights. Galaxy Gray Mica and Dark Plum Mica are new colors for 2007.
Exterior The Mazda5 has a wedge shape that's characterized by a raked windshield but a relatively upright rear liftgate. Large sliding doors and a low floor promise easy entry and exit.
The underbody architecture and suspension design are shared with the automaker's Mazda3 compact car. MacPherson struts are used in front, and a multilink suspension goes in the rear. Alloy wheels hold 17-inch tires. Touring and Grand Touring models feature fog lamps and a rear spoiler.
Interior The Mazda5's second-row seats can slide and recline, and Mazda says the center of the dashboard was raised so the controls are within easy reach and the instruments are closer to eye level. A large speedometer dominates the three-gauge cluster, and the gearshift is mounted on a center panel.
Standard features on the Sport model include a CD stereo, cruise control, and power windows and locks.
Under the Hood The 2.3-liter four-cylinder produces 153 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode are offered.
Safety Antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution, and the side curtain airbags protect all three rows of seats. Side-impact airbags for the front seats are standard.