The Mazda5 is basically a mini-minivan, with sliding doors and a vertical liftgate out back, in addition to styling reminiscent of minivan. Offered in Sport, Touring, or Grand Touring trims, it's powered by a 2.3-liter, 153-hp, four-cylinder engine with available five-speed manual or five-speed automatic. Second row bucket seats can recline and slide while 3-row side-curtain airbags provide protection for everyone on board. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, electronic stability and traction control, six airbags, engine immobilizer and adjustable head restraints at all seating positions.
For 2010, stability and traction control have been added as standard equipment to the Mazda5.