The MAZDA5 is powered by an all-aluminum 2.3-liter, four-cylinder MZR series engine shared with the popular MAZDA3 subcompact, producing 157-horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT) provides brisk throttle response and plenty of torque both under acceleration and at cruising speeds. Transmission options are a five-speed manual or four-speed Sport AT automatic with manual shift mode.
The MAZDA5 will be available in either Sport or Touring trim levels. The Sport trim level includes an AM/FM/CD stereo, power windows and locks as well as cruise control. Touring trim includes all of the amenities of the Sport level and adds climate control, front fog lamps, attractive rear spoiler, sleek side skirts, an in-dash six-disc AM/FM/CD changer and a power moon roof. Striking 17-inch alloy rims and a comprehensive airbag safety system are standard on both models.
To suppress body roll, Mazda 5 has MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear. The high-performance suspension combination limits the natural body-lean effects of the relatively tall height when cornering, yielding predictable, neutral handling.
Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) combine with Mazda's own Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system ensures stability and control under braking, regardless of load or weight distribution. EBD with ABS minimize stopping distances. Mechanical brake assistance boosts braking force to ensure a shorter stopping distance in emergencies.
Mazda has Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System. Other safety features designed to protect vehicle occupants include an airbag-supported supplemental restraint system, front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, and airbag curtains large enough to protect all three rows of seats.
Active safety measures include a driving position oriented for safety with minimal blind spots and maximum visibility through the side windows and an extremely capable braking system.
Mazda firmly believes that a responsive, easy-to-drive vehicle makes it easier to avoid accidents, and minimizes the chance of occupant injury. Mazda's commitment to safety reflects its efforts to protect both driver and passengers through both active and passive measures.
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