The Mazda 5 minivan may be a little sluggish on the take off, but it more than makes up for it in the ease of handling.
The seating design makes access to the rear seats far easier than the climbing involved in most minivans.
The sliding rear door also provides easy access to the rear seating, which is found in no other minivan out there.
The van doesn't come with DVD entertainment, which is often a deal breaker for the under 12 traveler.
The decreased number of seats comparatively may be a drawback for larger families.
If you need lots of cargo space for your gear, you may be disappointed with the rear storage in the Mazda 5.
the space between the third row seats offers extra storage, and all of the rear seating recline and fold down for extra cargo space.
The Mazda also doesn't offer automatic sliding doors, which is now standard in most other minivans in its class.