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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Euro NCAP rates the 5 as a five-star car for occupant crash protection, making it one of the safest people carriers around. With six airbags as standard and various other safety systems on board the Mazda5 is safe as any car in its class.

The Mazda5 is about as versatile as compact people carriers get. Owners often like the idea of having a seven-seat car more than they actually use all seven seats, so this is more a six-seater with an occasional seventh seat that folds out of the second row armrest and left hand seat base. There's a storage box in the right hand seat base. Both the second and third rows of seats in the Mazda5 fold flat, which avoids the hassle of having to remove seats, but it does mean you have to sacrifice some depth of luggage space.

With the third row of seats in place there is only room for a couple of soft bags or perhaps four supermarket carrier bags. However this is the class norm and cars like the Volkswagen Touran, Renault Grand Scenic, Toyota Corolla Verso and Vauxhall Zafira don't offer any more space behind the seats. The optional electric doors are a neat gadget, but in certain situations, can be too time consuming to use.

The standard manual sliding doors are good enough.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 5 (05-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Furano equipment

Furano standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
Furano optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Sport Luxury equipment

Sport Luxury standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport Luxury optional equipment
None available

Sport Nav equipment

Sport Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport Nav optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Sport Nav Luxury equipment

Sport Nav Luxury standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport Nav Luxury optional equipment
None available

Takara equipment

Takara standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Takara optional equipment
None available

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
TS optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
TS2 optional equipment
None available