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2012 Mazda MAZDA5

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

  2012 Mazda MAZDA5 4-door Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
MSRP
$19,625
$20,195
Invoice $18,771 $19,387
MPG
City/Highway
21/28 23/42
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. Read Full Review The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Taut but absorbent ride
  • Reassuring, communicative steering
  • Handles with the verve of a hot hatch
  • Standard manual gearbox

Dislikes:

  • Short, flat front seats
  • Road noise
  • Primitive audio, no USB
  • Bluetooth only on top trims

Likes:

  • Super TDI fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Sprightly handling
  • DSG transmission

Dislikes:

  • No all-wheel drive
  • Navigation's not as simple as some units
  • Five-cylinder's not so smooth
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
Rollover Rating:
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