(4.5) 29 reviews
MSRP: $2,130$8,782
Body Style: Passenger Van
Combined MPG: 24
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 6
Cargo Space: 44.4 cu.ft.
2006 Mazda Mazda5

Our Take on the 2006 Mazda Mazda5

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Could use more power
  • Low-grade, hard interior plastic
  • Power seats not offered
  • Cargo room with all seats up
  • Wind/road noise on highway

Notable Features

  • Distinctive appearance
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Standard ABS
  • Standard 17-inch wheels


Our Expert Reviews

The Mazda5 minivan is fun to drive. That's right: A minivan that's fun to drive. How can this be? The answer's beneath the sheet metal, as the six-person Mazda5 rides on a compact car platform, specifically the one used by the nimble Mazda3, and it's smaller than traditional minivans. The benefits of this approach — sporty handling, minimal body roll and manageable di... Read full review for the 2006 Mazda Mazda 5

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Consumer Reviews


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Seriously Consider Manual Trans

by Ballard from Seattle WA on August 25, 2006

We bought our 5 because both wife and I enjoy manual transmission driving, but need 3 seat row vehicle. I think the 5 may be the only such vehicle in US (?). It is quite a nice setup. Smooth and li... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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