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2012 Mazda 5 Review

2012 Mazda5 Isn’t Your Typical Minivan.

The engineering behind the 2012 Mazda5 is like no other. They have designed a minivan to look like it isn’t one. Outstanding performance, sporty body design and a spacious interior puts the Mazda5 into a whole other category. It is breaking the labels that have been put in minivans with this year’s complete redesign.  

Standard on the 2012 Mazda5 is convenience and comfort. You will enjoy features like steering wheel-mounted audio controls, tilt steering wheel, power windows and locks, ignition key illumination, extremely adjustable front seats, various storage cubbies and a AM/FM CD player w/ clock and 4 speakers with MP3 capability. The Mazda5 is all about providing you the best features but in a different way. Unique design elements are found throughout this class changing minivan.


When you look at the 2012 Mazda5 it takes you a minute to realize this is a minivan. It has sporty bumpers, a black or dark silver front grille, dual rear sliding doors, a lower profile, unique contours along its sides and funky options for colours. This is a van meant for young hip families or families who want to stand out at soccer games.


Under the hood of the 2012 Mazda5 is outstanding power and capability. With its power and smaller frame, this minivan has the agility and urban maneuverability you are looking for. It has precise steering and controlled body motions that are sure to impress you. There are two models available in Canada, the GS and the GT.

2012 Engine:

  • 2.5L I4 DOHC: 157 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque

2012 Fuel Economy:

  • 2.5L I4 DOHC manual transmission: city 9.7 (24) and highway 6.8 (34)
  • 2.5L I4 DOHC automatic transmission: city 9.5 (25) and highway 6.7 (35)

With the 2012 Mazda5 being a choice for families, the best in safety features is a top priority. This minivan is equipped with driver and passenger front air bags, dual front side-impact air bag, child-proof door locks, side door impact protection beams, and dual front and rear side air curtains, to name a few.

The 2012 Mazda5 is a great choice as the family vehicle. It has been awarded 2012 Best Minivan for the Money Award by USNEWS, is Motor Trend calls it “a stylish spaceship on a mini scale” and Automobile Magazine reports Mazda 5’s virtues are nimbleness, ease of parking and fuel economy. Talk about one sweet ride!!

Brad Hansen

West Coast Mazda

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  • Cheryl B August 17, 2012, 4:16 pm

    great video, thanks for the information

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