2013 Mazda Mazda5

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Mazda Mazda5. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Nimble handling
  • Steering feel
  • Good visibility
  • Configurable interior
  • Manual transmission offered

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • Limited cargo room with seats up
  • Limited front-seat legroom
  • Second-row seat comfort
  • Small third row

Notable Features of the 2013 Mazda Mazda5

  • New USB port
  • Seats six in three rows
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Standard automatic air conditioning

2013 Mazda Mazda5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Mazda5 small minivan has room for up to six people in three rows. Though it does have sliding side doors, the Mazda5's closest competitors include small hatchbacks and crossovers as opposed to regular-size minivans.
New for 2013
After a redesign for 2012, changes are minor for the 2013 model year. New side mirrors incorporate turn signal repeaters. A USB port is now standard, and a map pocket has been added on the driver's side. The seat upholstery has also been restyled.
Exterior
While the Mazda5 retained the general silhouette of its predecessor when it was redesigned, new sheet metal gave the van a different appearance. Apart from the happy-face look provided by the grille, the Mazda5's most distinctive styling element are the wavelike lines in the side doors. At the rear of the van, the taillights look quite a bit like the ones on Mazda's CX-9 crossover. Other exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch alloy wheels; 17-inch rims optional
  • Standard halogen headlights; xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights optional
  • Standard remote keyless entry
  • Optional liftgate spoiler
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional heated side mirrors
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior
The Mazda5's interior shares styling cues with other recently updated Mazdas like the Mazda3 compact car. The second-row bucket seats have dual armrests, and the third row is split 50/50. Interior features include:

  • Standard cloth seats; leather upholstery optio...
Vehicle Overview

The Mazda5 small minivan has room for up to six people in three rows. Though it does have sliding side doors, the Mazda5's closest competitors include small hatchbacks and crossovers as opposed to regular-size minivans.
New for 2013
After a redesign for 2012, changes are minor for the 2013 model year. New side mirrors incorporate turn signal repeaters. A USB port is now standard, and a map pocket has been added on the driver's side. The seat upholstery has also been restyled.
Exterior
While the Mazda5 retained the general silhouette of its predecessor when it was redesigned, new sheet metal gave the van a different appearance. Apart from the happy-face look provided by the grille, the Mazda5's most distinctive styling element are the wavelike lines in the side doors. At the rear of the van, the taillights look quite a bit like the ones on Mazda's CX-9 crossover. Other exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch alloy wheels; 17-inch rims optional
  • Standard halogen headlights; xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights optional
  • Standard remote keyless entry
  • Optional liftgate spoiler
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional heated side mirrors
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior
The Mazda5's interior shares styling cues with other recently updated Mazdas like the Mazda3 compact car. The second-row bucket seats have dual armrests, and the third row is split 50/50. Interior features include:

  • Standard cloth seats; leather upholstery optional
  • Standard automatic air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Standard CD stereo with steering wheel controls
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional six-CD changer

Under the Hood
All Mazda5s are powered by a 157-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 163 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission
  • Engine uses regular gas

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows

Latest 2013 Mazda5 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Sporty smaller van

by Mazdafan from Cleveland Ohio on February 20, 2018

The Mazda5 is perfect for a smaller person who doesn't like big gas guzzling cars but still wants some extra room (holds 6 ) or cargo space. Read full review

(5.0)

Sporty driving micro van

by Bennetdj from Vancouver, WA on December 14, 2017

This car has a very sorry feel when driving it. Very responsive steering and suspension. Drivers more like a sports car than a van. Could use a little more leg room in the driver's seat (I am 6'1"). ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Mazda Mazda5 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Mazda Mazda5 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Mazda
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mazda5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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