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2009 (09) Mazda 52.0 Sport 5dr [6]

Aberdeen Kia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free telephone kitCruise control
Digital clockDigital exterior temperature gauge
Electro-hydraulic PASFuel gauge
Global closing for all windows through key fobRemote fuel cap release
TachometerTrip computer
Water temperature gauge 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Radio/6 CD autochangerSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Auto headlight levellingAutomatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers
Black roof railsBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrorsBody colour roof spoiler
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust trimDriver's side wide angle mirror
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operationFront fog lights
Halogen headlightsHeated rear window
High mounted rear brake lightRear privacy glass
Rear screen wiper - intermittentVariable intermittent front wash/wipe

Interior Features

2nd row sliding/reclining seats with double fold mechanism50/50 split/folding 3rd row of seats
Adjustable recline on driver's seatCigar lighter
Climate controlCloth upholstery
Driver seat height/lumbar adjustDriver's armrest
Driver's seatback pocketDriver's vanity mirror with cover/ticket holder
Folding rear centre armestFront passenger grab handle
Front seat head restraintsHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Interior dome light with integral spotlightIsofix rear child seat preparation in 2nd row
Karakuri seat (Converts 2nd row to 3 seat bench or 2 individual seats)Karakuri storage box
Leather trim steering wheel/gearshiftLockable/illuminated glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage cover
Overhead console with sunglasses holderPassenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Picnic tables to rear of front seatsPollen filter
Rear grab handles with coathooksRear outer armrests
Storage box under boot floorTilt/height adjustable steering wheel

Safety

7 three point seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDSC-Dynamic Stability Control
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Front side airbagsSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
Supplementary restraint system - central control unit and crush sensorsTCS

Security

Central locking with remote and illuminated entryDeadlocking system
Thatcham cat 1 remote alarm/immobiliser 

Trim

Silver interior trim 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTemporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)187Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1999Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)87.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83.1
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)35.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.8EC Urban (mpg)26.6

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power146
Coin Description[6]Coin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 18Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.5
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.2Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.2Engine Power - BHP146
Engine Power - KW107Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT136
Engine Torque - MKG18.9Engine Torque - NM185
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed121

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/50 R17Tyre Size Rear205/50 R17
Tyre Size Spare125/70 D16Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1615Height (including roof rails)1665
Length4565Wheelbase2750
Width (including mirrors)1755 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2125
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)857Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)112
Max. Loading Weight715Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1410No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mazda 5

BY STEVE WALKER

Introduction

There are tangible rewards out there for the used car buyer willing to approach things from an alternative angle. Following the herd provides the safety of numbers and should ensure that the most precipitous pitfalls are avoided but with just a little independent thinking, you could tap in to one of the bargains that the mainstream market routinely flows past. All of which brings us to the Mazda5. With a whole gaggle of higher profile rivals competing for sales in the compact MPV sector, Mazda's offering was regularly overlooked by new car buyers and comparative rarity as well as this lowly profile has meant that it's been largely the same story in the used arena. Don't let that put you off: the 5 has plenty to recommend it.

History

The explosion in the compact MPV sector around the turn of the century saw what was previously a modest niche in the market become a full-blown money-spinning sector in which no mainstream manufacturer could afford to be without representation. The Citroen Xsara Picasso, Renault Scenic and Vauxhall Zafira combined with the Ford C-MAX to form a mainstream into which most buyers were drawn. That left Volkswagen's Touran, Toyota's Corrolla Verso, Honda's FR-V, Fiat's Multipla and Mazda's 5 competing for the scraps from the top table with an underclass of tightly-priced offerings from the budget marques. The origins of the Mazda5's design can be traced through the Premacy via the MX-Flexa design study, shown at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. Originally built to demonstrate one possible direction for future Mazda MPV vehicles, the MX-Flexa received such a warm reception that many of its design principles were incorporated virtually unchanged into the Mazda5 production car. The Mazda5 hit the streets comparatively late in the day, long after the compact MPV concept had blossomed and borne fruit. This tardy arrival came at a stage when the choicest chunks of the market had already been divvied up amongst the big boys, partly explaining the 5's failure to make a more significant impact. The range was fashioned around four engine options, two petrols and two diesels, with the diesels arriving a little later. Trim levels ran from TS through TS2 to the visually-enhanced Sport and the Sport Nav which tacks on a satellite navigation system with a 7" pop-up screen. The '5' was facelifted late in 2007 with a revised nose bringing a sportier look and improvements to economy and CO2 emissions. Electric operation for the sliding side doors became available as an option.

What You Get

Running on the same underpinnings as the Ford Focus C-MAX - which, in turn, purloined its mechanicals from the acclaimed Focus family hatch - the Mazda5 has a strong pedigree. It's sleeker styling, 6+1 seating layout and the inclusion of sliding side doors - a unique feature on a compact MPV at the time - makes the 5 a more attractive and practical proposition than the 5-seater Focus C-MAX. Predictably, it's also more expensive. The interior was designed according to Mazda's "6+1" concept which attempted to deliver comfortable seating for six occupants, plus an additional element of utility that stresses plenty of luggage space, walk through convenience and ample stowage space. The key theme is the open space created in the centre of the cabin that means that every occupant has ample shoulder space and assists interaction between passengers by ensuring there are always sightlines between one row of seats and another. Although there's ample room on the inside with three rows of two seats, the Mazda5 isn't superstretch limo long. In fact, at 4,505mm in length it measures just 85mm longer than the Mazda3 family hatch, whilst the width is identical, so there shouldn't be too many horrors when manoeuvring this wagon into a crowded multi-storey car park. Despite its wheel at each corner stance, the turning circle of just 530cm means that even if you do need to throw a shifty three-point turn, you won't need acres of road to do so. Mazda claimed a class first for the large sliding doors on both sides. Previously restricted to seriously-sized MPV vehicles, these make good sense because they don't swing out in the manner of conventional side-hinged doors. How many times have you been forced to sheepishly apologise when the kids whack their doors into the flanks of a parked car in a supermarket car park? The Mazda5 solves that particular problem. These doors slide backward to create an opening of fully 700mm, an aperture that should be plenty wide enough for a parent carrying an infant. The plastic tailgate is another clever touch. Mazda discovered that the tailgate mechanisms of many MPVs and 4x4 vehicles were becoming so heavy and cumbersome that they were difficult for lighter weight operators to close. With a two-step mechanism built in, the tailgate of the Mazda5 is light and smooth in its action. The second and third rows of seats can be arranged in a number of configurations. In addition to their sliding adjustment and reclining functions, the second row also features a double-fold mechanism. Folding down the second and third row seatbacks creates a virtually flat floor for the luggage compartment. Other rivals are a little slicker in this regard, but the Mazda5 scores in terms of ease of operation. The space between the second row of seats is given over to either a utility box or a 'karakuri' occasional seat that's narrow and only really suitable for small children. All models feature electric windows, manual air-conditioning, power steering, tilt and height adjustment of the steering wheel and a CD stereo.

What to Look For

All of the engines are tough units and the diesels are especially good so no major mechanical issues there. The cabins are reasonably hardwearing too but look for damage in the rear caused by tots. The Mazda5 tends not to be driven quite as hard as more conventional models like the Mazda3 and Mazda6 but it's still worth keeping an eye out for mega mileage company hacks. Worn carpets, shiny steering wheels and scuffed trim are the usual clues. Check that all the electrical items work properly, ensure that the air conditioner delivers chilled air soon after the engine is started and remember that there's no excuse for missed servicing with a car of this age.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a Mazda5 1.8) As you might expect, parts are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. A clutch assembly will be around £130 and an alternator should be close to £175. Brake pads are around £40 a front set with rear shoes around £50 and a replacement headlamp is close to £140. A full exhaust is about £280 and a catalyst is about £280. Dampers are around £60 each and a radiator about £140.

On the Road

The Mazda5 is certainly one of the better handling compact MPVs out there with the super soft suspension and sloppy body control that afflicts some rivals refreshingly absent. Of course, rounding corners at speeds that would shame a hot hatchback isn't on the agenda for most MPV buyers and the Mazda5 manages to raise a smile on the road without compromising too much on the important aspects of ride comfort and refinement. There's not a dullard amongst the engines, so don't beat yourself up if junior's insatiable appetite for cutting edge games consoles has swallowed the cash you were going to use to upgrade from the entry-level 1.8. You'll be reaching for the gearstick more regularly with this unit installed but it's lively enough, especially if your Mazda5 is likely to be living out its life scurrying between schools and supermarkets. It also returns a 36mpg combined economy figure. The 2.0-litre petrol (34mpg) is quicker and more flexible for longer trips, while the torque of the diesels, which both average close to 45mpg on the combined cycle, make for a driving experience that's more relaxed still - even if noise levels are less subdued. The range-topping diesel is a bit of an animal by compact MPV standards and would be a good choice for frustrated boy and girl racers forced out of their performance hatchbacks by an ever-expanding family. Mazda haven't skimped on safety systems either, developing a curtain airbag that covers all three rows of seats especially for the 5. Anti lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution are augmented by a manual brake assist booster. Dynamic Stability Control aims to keep things ship shape.

Overall

There will be many buyers out there seeking a pre-owned compact MPV of a certain age who haven't had the Mazda5 appear on their radar. Why should they? The model's low profile as a brand new offering has translated onto the used market and the job of choosing a compact MPV is difficult enough without expanding the hunt out of the mainstream to lesser known and harder to find alternatives. In this instance, however, a winding of your search could pay dividends. The Mazda5 is up with the best of its contemporaries thanks to six adult-sized berths plus room for a little 'un, those sliding side doors and a polished driving experience. The ride may be too firm for some tastes and the interior is a little dull in places but there's no doubt that this 5 is worthy of a high position on every buyer's list.

Performance
60%
Handling
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Comfort
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Space
50%
Styling
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Build
60%
Value
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Equipment
60%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

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