Things You Would Find Most Interesting about the Mazda5
- The Mazda5 redefines the meaning of family transportation. Unlike other car models that have two-row seating, the six-passenger Mazda5's seating is spread out in three rows for maximum elbowroom. With a two-seat per row layout, passengers are given ample space to move about, ensuring an ultra-comfortable riding experience. Even with the second row in use and the third row folded down, there are still 44 cubic feet of cargo capacity available.
- The compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) Mazda Premacy's second generation vehicle, manufactured from 2005 to 2010, is sold outside Japan as the Mazda5. It is based on Ford's global C1 platform (for compact class), meaning Mazda5 parts and components are 60 percent similar to the auto parts of Ford Focus, Volvo S40, Volvo V50, Volvo C30, and Mazda3.
- Mazda5 has a "Nagare"-which translates to "flow"-design, and the Mazda5, along with the Mazda3 and the refreshed Miata, has been penned as "a single bead of water with ripples intentionally left on the surface, such that the body's lines express the flow of motion. You can see the embodiment of Nagare most specifically in Mazda5's body side panels. A recognizable execution of the Nagare theme is the sweeping front wheel well sheet metal that twists beyond the minivan's sliding doors. The flow effect breaks up the swaths of sheet metal, turning the body into a point of visual interest. It creates three creased lines that flow along the side of the vehicle and hide parking lot dings. Mazda, the fifth-largest Japanese automaker, has queued up more Nagare design up front, with an expressive and elegantly stamped hood that flows nicely into Mazda5's happy face grille. Yes, Mazda5 has that smiley-faced look, making the car seem perpetually happy.
- The Mazda5 has been immortalized in stamp form, released by the Japan Post Network Chugoke Regional Office under a limited-edition 12-stamp collection set officially titled History of Mazda Motor Corp. Hiroshima in November 1, 2010. Aside from the Mazda5, images on the stamp ranged from past icons such as the 1950 Mazda-Go three-wheeled truck to modern ones like the MX-5.
- The 2012 year model Mazda5 accessories and looks are inspired from the Hyundai I20. The Mazda5's wide smile, like the Hyundai I20's face grin, is cut by Halloween-shaped pumpkin teeth. The Mazda5 has a front apron and side skirts all around it, ensuring that it maintains its sporty overture, like the Honda Odyssey.
- While some call this model as a "mini" minivan, it is actually longer than the first Dodge Caravan that launched the segment.