2009 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. Its Competition

2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2009 Mazda Mazda5 is better in its baser forms.

With a lot of options, it encroaches on full-size minivan prices.

Although we recommend the manual transmission, Mazda5s cannot be had this way with the popular equipment package, and you'll have to search high and low for one.

2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport2009 Mazda MAZDA5
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2009 Scion xB 2009 Scion xB
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2008 Kia Rondo 4-door Wagon V6 LX Angular Front Exterior View2008 Kia Rondo
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2008 Kia Sedona2008 Kia Sedona
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2008 Toyota RAV4 2008 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
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.
The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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.
The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap.
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
N/AGas I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class    
N/ASmall Station WagonMid-Size Station Wagon2WD Minivan2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base4-Door SWBFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
N/A4 Door Wagon4 Door4 Door4 Door
N/AManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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