Mazda5 MPG Display

Jean Scheid
The 2009 Mazda5 Minivan!

What's in the instrument cluster is what's awesome on the Mazda5 MPG display. Redesigned for 2008, this Mazda minivan is geared toward families with outdoor adventures on their list offering plenty of cargo room.

Features on the Mazda5 MPG Display

Geared toward the driver, the Mazda5 instrument cluster features electroluminescent gauges that face the driver. Easy to see with excellent visibility, motorists gain the feeling of manning a cockpit. The speedometer is slightly risen and sits between the analog display and tachometer.

The instrument panel features an outside temperature display, low tire pressure warning, trip odometer, water and temperature gauge, and an in-radio clock. Also easy to view are the oil pressure, battery sensor, low fuel, keys in ignition, and lights on warning alerts. There's also the door-ajar, low brake fluid, and the standard door open warning lights. Lastly, the Mazda5 has been highly praised by experts for its 22-mile per gallon fuel capacity on city streets and 28 miles per gallon on the highway, all for a base model starting under $18,000, a great choice for the Cash for Clunkers program.

Features and Equipment for the Mazda5

Mazda is happy with this three-row, six passenger minivan offered in the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring versions. The full specifications of the Mazda5 are vast, depending on model. Built more like an SUV, the Mazda5 offers a 5-speed automatic transmission as well as new interior and exterior color schemes.

The engine is equipped with a 2.3 liter, 4-cylinder, 153 horsepower engine that offers a smooth driving experience on both city streets and the highway. Inside, seating arrangements are flexible and the Mazda5 offers large sliding doors and a one-touch walk-in mechanism switch for easy access to third row seats. New interior colors are sand and black and exterior colors include copper red, stormy blue, sunlight silver, galaxy gray, brilliant black, and a crystal white pearl coat.

The wheelbase of the Mazda5 is 108-inches and has an overall vehicle length of 181.5 inches with plenty of interior room and cargo space. In fact, the legroom in row two is 35.2 inches and row three offers a generous 30.7 inches. Its drivability comes from the advanced Mazda design concept keeping the front and rear overhangs shorter for maneuverability.

Seating is part of what's special in the Mazda5. The second row offers individual seats that slide, tilt, and recline and can be folded flat. The third row seats are 50/50 bench seats that tip forward and can also be folded flat for extra cargo area. Total cargo capacity of the Mazda5 is 44.4 cubic feet. Seating is theater style where each row of seats is slightly elevated so passengers can enjoy the DVD overhead entertainment system, offered on the Touring and Grand Touring models and the easy-to-view center console has become a favorite of Mazda lovers everywhere. Standard are child safety seat anchors, as well as side, driver, and passenger airbags that run the length of the vehicle.

Shown here, the center console is in a raised position for easy control operation including the Navigation system. The Mazda5 is equipped with power door and window locks and features second row under-seat storage. Cupholders are abundant in both the front, second and third rows, with a total of eight! Six speakers are part of the standard AM/FM/CD stereo with audio auxiliary input. The Touring and Grand Touring models offer an in-dash six-disc CD changer and a tilt and slide electric moonroof. A six-month Sirius satellite radio subscription is standard in the Touring editions. As with all Mazda's, you'll get a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and 24 hour roadside assistance. For 2009, the Mazda5 comes with a 60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited mileage, corrosion warranty.

Whether it's the Mazda5 MPG display that sparks your interest or plenty of cargo capacity and comfortable seating, the Mazda5 contains many impressive features. Pricing starts at just $17,995 for the Sport edition.

Mazda5 MPG Display