• (4.5) 30 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,963$8,271
  • 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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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

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