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2013 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. Its Competition

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Because of its size and handling, the Mazda 5 has few natural competitors.

We'd shop it against the least-expensive minivan on the market, the Dodge Grand Caravan, trading nimble handling for more seats and more interior volume, not to mention a richer feature selection.

There's the Ford Transit Connect, for those who want all the utility and don't care so much about looking like the delivery guy or taxi driver--it's a pretty bare-bones piece down to its vintage-1990 interior.

The Toyota Prius V and Ford C-Max are people carriers in a less strict sense, fuel misers in a big way; of the two, the C-Max does the better job of imitating the Mazda's friendly road manners.

2013 Mazda Mazda52013 Mazda MAZDA52013 Dodge Grand Caravan2013 Dodge Grand Caravan2013 Ford Transit Connect2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 20122013 Ford C-Max2012 Toyota Prius V 5dr Wagon Five (Natl) Angular Rear Exterior View2013 Toyota Prius V
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If you don't mind being seen in a minivan--but don't want to feel like you're driving one--the 2013 Mazda 5 fits the bill, though it's short on some features.
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Function reigns supreme in the Dodge Grand Caravan: it has the best seating system and infotainment features of any minivan, and gas mileage and safety scores are excellent.
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Plumbers and pet-sitters will be well-suited to the Ford Transit Connect, but a traditional minivan's a better choice for family hauling.
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The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the first head-to-head challenger for the Toyota Prius since that car grabbed the green mantle a decade ago--and in many ways, the Ford's a better daily driver.
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The 2013 Toyota Prius V is by far the roomiest Prius in the lineup, and its 42-mpg combined mileage is hard to beat. It's far from the fastest or most powerful family wagon, and it faces a new competitor, the Ford C-Max Hybrid--but it's still a capacious, comfortable, and highly fuel-efficient family wagon.
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$19,940Browse Used Listings$19,995Browse Used Listings$24,050Browse Used ListingsN/ASee Your Price$26,650Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy44 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol V6Gas I4N/AGas/Electric I4
EPA Class    
2WD Minivan2WD Minivan2WD Special Purpose VehicleN/AMidsize Station Wagon
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport4-Door Wagon SE4-Door Wagon XLTN/A5-Door Wagon Two (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
MinivanPassenger VanPassenger VanN/AWagon
ManualAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AContinuously Variable Ratio
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