2017 Mazda5 For Sale in Barrie
The 2017 Mazda5 is the compact minivan to check out when you want a small vehicle, but still need to move your family around town in comfort. Stop by Moffatt's Mazda today and see the Mazda5 for yourself.
What we now know as the 2017 Mazda5 compact minivan actually started off life as the Japanese made Premacy and was originally only exported to Europe and Asia. When the second-generation came around in 2005 it then started to be marketed in North America as the Mazda5, but the third-generation is now no longer sold in the U.S. but continues to be offered here in Canada.
Although size can matter, especially when it comes to the interior of a minivan, it's pretty remarkable how well the 2017 Mazda5 makes use of its available interior space. The Mazda5’s Karakuri seating system offers a wide variety of seating and cargo configurations. So, whether you’re heading off for a family outing or simply getting through your daily to-do list, the 5 can cope with everything from six passengers to a pair of mountain bikes, from do-it-yourself supplies to a rock band's equipment, and from sports bags to camping equipment. Also, those extra-wide, easy-sliding rear doors make getting people and cargo in and out of the Mazda5 extremely easy, and the ultra-light rear lift-gate also contributes greatly to ease of access. Whether you're carrying cargo, family members or a combination of both, the distinctive versatility of the Mazda 5 is designed to cope with the rigours of family life; no matter how often things change.
As appears to be the way of things these days with minivans, the 2017 Mazda5 has a single engine to keep things nice and simple in both the GS and GT trims. In this case it's a 2.4-litre inline-four that develops 157 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque, which is then sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, although a five-speed auto is available as an option.
The compact dimensions of the 2017 Mazda5 certainly pay-off when it comes to how the vehicle drives and with fuel efficiency. Handling is definitely the Mazda5’s forte, which is something you'll rarely, if ever, hear said about a minivan. The combination of its size, and the engineering philosophy of its manufacturer of instilling a sporty feel in all of its products, makes the 5 feel really quite nimble and the ride is actually rather sporty.
As for fuel-economy, the Mazda 5 with the manual transmission gets 11.1 L/100 km in the city and 8.3 L/100 km on the highway, while models equipped with the auto will get you 10.8 and 10.2 L/100 km, respectively, which is pretty good for a family hauler capable of seating six people.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.