Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Mazda5

By Jennifer Newman  on April 25, 2012

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The Mazda5, a six-seater, is a mini-minivan, so compromises are necessary when hauling kids in child-safety seats, says Cars.com Family contributor Carrie Kim. Third-row legroom is best for younger kids, and Carrie’s rear-facing convertible seats ate up all the second-row legroom, making it difficult to maneuver around the Mazda5’s interior. There’s a lot to like about the Mazda5, though, including its rear sliding doors and its fun-to-drive four-cylinder engine.

2012 Mazda5 Review

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear.  Email Jennifer