2006-2010 Mazda 5 review

Common problems: The right-side top engine mount fails often but it's not very expensive to replace. Rear shock absorbers may leak after certain mileage, but they are also reasonably priced. Other suspension components, like front struts and control arms, may need to be replaced at higher mileage. If not rotated regularly, rear tires could wear unevenly. The Check Engine light with the code P0126 could be caused by a bad thermostat.

What to look for when buying a used Mazda 5: We recommend opting for 2008 or newer Mazda 5. Avoid high-mileage models; over 120,000 miles is probably too much. Check the used car history records to avoid cars that have been involved in accidents or had flood damage in the past. It helps if you can check the service records to see if the vehicle was maintained regularly - lack of maintenance can cause many problems down the road. When checking a used Mazda 5, low oil level could be an indication of excessive oil consumption. A loud high-pitch whining noise coming from the right front corner while turning the steering could indicate a worn power steering electric pump. Watch out for leaking shock absorbers. Check all the electrical accessories, including the remote, locks, power windows and the air conditioner. Check if the engine undercover is not missing.
During the test drive, watch out for noises and vibrations; a humming/rumbling noise from the tires can indicate cupped tires. See if the vehicle holds the road well and doesn't pull to one side. Read more what to look for when buying a used car. Before buying, have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice.
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Maintenance: Regular oil changes are important to keep your engine in good shape. Rotate your tires regularly. Mazda 5 is a light-weight vehicle; if you want better traction during winter, install winter tires. Transmission fluid needs to be changed when dirty; usually every 35,000-50,000 miles. A cabin filter is often neglected; it needs to be replaced every 25,000 miles (40,000 km) or 2 years, or more often when driving on dusty roads. Here is the link if you need to download an owner's manual.
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Where to check for recalls: Safety Recalls - NHTSA or Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls

2007 Mazda 5 specifications

Dimensions:
Overall length:
Overall width:
Overall height:
Wheelbase:

181.5 in (4610 mm)
69.1 in (1755 mm)
64.2 in (1630 mm)
108.3 in (2750 mm)

Turning circle:

34.8 ft (10.6 m)

Seating Capacity:

6

Engine: 2.3L 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT
153 hp @ 6,500 rpm (SAE net)
148 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

EPA Fuel Economy (US mpg, L/100 km):

Manual transmission:


Automatic transmission:



city: 19 US mpg (12.4 L/100 km)
hwy: 25 US mpg (9.4 L/100 km)

city: 19 US mpg (12.4 L/100 km)
hwy: 24 US mpg (9.8 L/100 km)

Recommended Fuel: Regular unleaded

Fuel Tank Capacity:

15.9 US gal (60 liters)

Engine Oil Capacity

With oil filter replacement: 4.5 US qt. (4.3L)