Affordable prices make the Mazda 5 good value for money, and you get a good amount of equipment for your cash. The engines are competitive with the market leaders' for fuel consumption and emissions - and, therefore, running costs for both private buyers and company car drivers. Resale values are better than a Vauxhall Zafira's and on a par with the VW Touran's, but not as strong as a Toyota Verso's.
Mazda 5 quality & reliability
In general, the cabin materials in the 5 look good. That said, some of the plastics don’t feel as robust as those of its rivals, and the rigours of family life may take their toll. The mechanicals should pose no problems, though, as owners in the 2010 JD Power survey gave the 5 very high scores for quality and reliability.
Mazda 5 safety & security
Every 5 comes with six airbags, including cabin-length curtain airbags that protect occupants in all three rows. However, only range-topping Furano trim has stability control as standard. Deadlocks and an alarm help protect the car from theft.