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.
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|2013 Mazda MAZDA5Browse Used Listings||2013 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford Transit Connect WagonBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford C-MaxBrowse Used Listings||2013 Toyota Prius VBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||42 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||44 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas I4||Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I4|
|2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Special Purpose Vehicle||Large Car||Midsize Station Wagon|
|4-Door Wagon Manual Sport||4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||4-Door Wagon XLT||5-Door HB SEL||5-Door Wagon Two (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front-wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Minivan||Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Hatchback||Wagon|
|Manual||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable Ratio||Continuously Variable Ratio|
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|2013 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan||2013 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon||2013 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. 2013 Ford C-Max||2013 Mazda MAZDA5 vs. 2013 Toyota Prius V|