Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Mazda5 safety has been improved compared to the previous model thanks to a more rigid body and improved side impact bars. These help it achieve a five-star EuroNCAP crash test rating.As well as these improvements it gets six airbags as standard, stability control and two ISOFIX anchor points. It also comes with a Thatcham Category 1 anti-theft alarm and engine immobiliser

Like most of its rivals, the new model gets rear sliding doors which means Mazda5 practicality is excellent.

Despite becoming the norm on these cars, it doesn’t mean it is any less useful.

First off, it makes it easier for people to get in and stops you damaging adjacent vehicles in car parks. Electrically operated doors on the Sport model also have a sensor to stop the door closing on a child’s hand and will beep if left open when you drive off.

In terms of boot space the 5 is an average performer. With all seats in place there are 112 litres on offer, enough for a couple of suitcases or a pushchair. Fold the two rear seats down and this space expands to 426 litres. With all five rear seats folded down there's 1,566 litres of space to use.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 5 (10-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Sport Venture Edition equipment

Sport Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Sport Venture Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
TS optional equipment
None available

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
TS2 optional equipment
None available

Venture Edition equipment

Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Venture Edition optional equipment
None available