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2009 Mazda MAZDA5

2008 Kia Rondo

  2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport 2008 Kia Rondo 4-door Wagon V6 LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$17,995
$16,395
Invoice $16,865 $15,625
MPG
City/Highway
N/A 18/26
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's fuel-efficient, maneuverable, and plenty practical. Read Full Review Take a look at the family-friendly Rondo inside out. Though it's not that attractive from the outside, once you see how Kia uses the space inside, you'll see it in a different light. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Truly a "mini" van
  • Sliding doors are an advantage in compact spaces
  • Handles like a small car yet seats six
  • The only minivan to offer a manual transmission

Dislikes:

  • little engine that could, if it had a turbo
  • Lack of stability control is a safety handicap
  • Front seats could be more supportive
  • Grand Touring trim can get pricey

Likes:

  • Vast interior space—where’s the Holodeck?
  • Smooth ride
  • Engine and road noise very well muted
  • Fuel efficiency

Dislikes:

  • Exterior styling is not at all sexy
  • Front seats not ample enough for tall or wide folks
  • Lacks optional features
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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