Ride & Handling

The Mazda5's steering response is designed to engage the driver. A turn of the wheel delivers a quick change of direction, and there's a fair amount of feedback. The suspension is on the firm side, but it provides a tolerable ride even on the broken pavement that's prevalent near Cars.com's Chicago headquarters.

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    Winter Driving
    - Carry emergency gear, including tire chains, window scraper, flares, a small shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag of sand or salt. Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to perform the following prec ...

    Basic Bluetooth Hands-Free Operation
    Bluetooth Hands-Free preparation Language setting English, Spanish, and Canadian French are available. If the language setting is changed, all of the voice guidance and voice input commands are d ...

    New Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
    A new five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is introduced for the MZR 2.0-litre petrol engine, a first for the Mazda 5 line-up. It has a new torque converter that achieves an op ...