2001 Mazda MPV

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$20,675

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2001 Mazda MPV

Key specs

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Overview

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • DX

    $20,675

  • LX

    $22,800

  • ES

    $26,280

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2001 Mazda MPV review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Redesigned for 2000, Mazda’s front-drive minivan gains a few equipment items for 2001. Mazda offered a previous MPV with rear-wheel drive in the 1990s, but the current front-drive edition is considerably different. Three versions are offered: the base DX, midrange LX and top-of-the-line ES. Sales more than doubled during 2001, but the MPV still ranks among the moderately popular minivans.

The LX model gains remote keyless entry for 2001, as well as a three-in-one audio system that includes cassette and CD players. All models add child-safety seat tether anchors.

Exterior
Mazda’s minivan is smaller than those of most rivals — comparable to a regular-length Chevrolet Venture — partly because it’s sold globally. The wheelbase is 111.8 inches, and the MPV measures 187 inches long overall. A sporty GFX appearance package that includes aero body components, spoilers and fog lights is available for the LX and ES.

Interior
Seating for seven is standard. Second-row bucket seats may be slid together to form a two-passenger bench or removed from the vehicle altogether. A “tumble-under” three-person bench in the third row folds right into the floor when it’s not needed, or it can be flipped rearward to serve as a tailgate seat for picnics and outdoor events.

Leather upholstery is standard in the ES and unavailable in the other models. Extra features in the LX include power windows and locks, heated power mirrors, privacy glass and antilock brakes. The ES version has leather seating surfaces, premium nine-speaker audio, an ignition-immobilizing system, 16-inch alloy wheels and seat-mounted side-impact airbags.

Under the Hood
All MPV models come with a 2.5-liter dual overhead cam V-6 engine with 170 horsepower and a four-speed-automatic transmission. The engine stems from a design by Ford, which is Mazda’s parent company.


 

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Maintenance is Key to a reliable car.

Our MPV took us on many a family trip. Also as a daily driver, as with any vehicle, it is important to keep up the maintenance. Oil changes, checking fan belts, hoses, and also the brakes and tires are most crucial. Of course any part can go bad after miles and miles of dedicated service. Cars and trucks are NOT infallible. Another important items to check on any car is headlights, brakelights, and running lights. Our MPV is reliable because we have kept it in good working condition so it has remained a reliable vehicle to count on.

5.0

I loved my MPV Mazda has a good engine and transmi

When I buying this minivan has a 125,000 miles We traveling to Mexico in diferents citys or states Like Veracruz,Acapulco, Puebla,Tlaxcala, and all of this traveling never lets me down now this minivan Has a 344,445 miles and still working perfect I don’t know when she’s going to broke.

4.1

Good Value - 2001 MPV LX

Bought used in 2004 with 35K miles - now has 150K. Only left stranded once, due to failed alternator. Several years ago a coil block failed and we feared the engine was dying, but I was able to replace it and the engine has run well since. CEL for emissions vapor leak has been a problem - both solenoids have been replaced. Replaced O2 sensor as well. Either Front sway bar strut has broken more than once. Also the driver's door electric window regulator failed due to a stripped drive gear - common to these vehicles - replacement gears are available cheaply. And rear hatch strut needed replacing. A/C compressor failed. Some LED lights on gage binacle burned out, but replacement was simple. Rust is an issue - we lived in Ohio 10 years and it shows under the van - but not hazardous at this time. Poorest part of the design is the location of the spare under the car and the cable mechanism to lower it - it rusts and becomes nearly impossible to lower. All told, relatively minor repairs and annoyances for a vehicle that is 15 years old. It has survived two learning drivers and hauling their friends and has been safe and reliable. 25mpg highway / 18 city. Comfortable for trips. Seats six readily and seven if necessary. Good storage particularly with stowaway rear seat. It is relatively low on power (2.5 L engine) but it keeps up with normal traffic well - switching out of overdrive makes a noticeable difference when driving through mountains or needing to pass. I haven't felt that the relatively low power was detrimental. Love the cargo hauling ability and the roof rack which is perfect for my canoe. Have removed middle row seats and folded down rear seat to enable sleeping in the van. When I injured my left knee, the driving position and ease of entry was a blessing. The interior has held up well and the carpet mats and insulation help to keep it quiet and inviting. If purchasing an MPV, the blue book is now low enough to make it attractive even if more than one of the above repairs is needed. I still smile when I get in it.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
36 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/50,000 miles

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