2015 Mazda5 Grand Touring

When my kids were young, I wanted a minivan really bad. My son was signed up for soccer and I thought I had to have a minivan to be an authentic “soccer mom”. I also really wanted to have a car with sliding doors! But at the time, a minivan was not in the cards. Now that my kids are older, I haven’t really given a minivan another thought…until I drove the 2015 Mazda5 Grand Touring.

**I was given the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Mazda 5 Grand Touring for one week. Unfortunately I had to give it back!**


The second I saw the car, I was shocked. It was a mini-minivan! However, the Mazda5 Grand Touring, despite its smaller size, it has a lot to offer! If you ask my kids, they would tell you that their favorite part is the third row seat. While I like the option of being able to take more people in my car, having that third row makes the trunk pretty much non-existent.


With the third row up, I was able to fit our chairs for the soccer games and an umbrella. There really wasn’t room for anything else. However, with that third row down, I could fit a ton of stuff in there!


A few other great features:

  • Storage inside the middle row seats
  • Center console with up holders between the middle two seats
  • The center console between the middle rows can be stored inside one of the seats to allow easy access to the back.

Standard Features

Engine/Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve WT 14 engine
  • 5 speed automatic transmission
  • 157 HP; 163 lb-ft torque
  • Front wheel drive

Exterior Features

  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • P205/50R17 all season tires
  • Body color power heated mirrors
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear wiper with washer

Interior Features

  • 6 passenger seating capacity
  • 2nd row captain chairs
  • 2nd row under seat storage
  • 2nd row fold-out table w/storage & dual cup holders
  • 50/50 split fold-down 3rd row seats
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Carpet floor mats
  • Covered rear cargo storage
  • Trip computer

Safety and Security Features

  • 36 month/36,000 mile Bumper to Bumper warranty
  • 60 month/ 60,000 mile Powertrain warranty
  • 24 hour roadside assistance
  • 6 passenger 3 point safety belts
  • 2nd row latch safety seat anchors
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Rear backup sensors
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Electronic hydraulic power assist steering system
  • Independent front/rear suspension
  • Xenon headlights
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Side sill extensions
  • Rear liftgate spoiler
  • Automatic climate control
  • 2nd row cool air vents
  • AM/FM/CD 6 speaker audio system & SIRIUS SAT radio
  • USB audio input
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio system
  • Power windows & door locks
  • Power moonroof
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel audio and cruise controls
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Traction control system
  • Advanced dual front and side impact air bags
  • Three row side impact air curtains

The Mazda5 Grand Touring rides similar to an SUV, but it is compact and has great gas mileage like a car. In fact, this car gets about 21 MPG city and 28 MPG highway!

And finally, my absolute favorite thing is the fact that every time you turn the car on, it says “hello” and every time you turn it off, it says “goodbye”!



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