First Look: 2012 Mazda5

The U.S.-spec 2012 Mazda5 is likely the last vehicle to bear the now-famous (or, to some, infamous) Nagare design language. Aside from the new sheetmetal, the six-seater mini-minivan gets an updated interior similar to that of the Mazda3 compact and a new four-cylinder engine that provides slightly more horsepower. The 2.5-liter mill makes 157 horsepower in the Mazda5, a 4-horse improvement over the outgoing 2.3-liter unit. Like the old powerplant, it will be offered with a manual or automatic transmission, though we don’t yet know if either will be receiving an extra cog. Currently, both transmissions offered on the Mazda5 are five-speed units.

Comments

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend

EPA MPG:

21 City / 28 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 44.4 cu. ft.

Seating:

6/6