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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    Exterior
    Narrow headlights flank a large, five-pointed grille with a Mazda logo. The wheel arches and belt line are well defined. For 2008, Volcanic Red and Silver Metallic are new colors. Built on a 105 ...

    Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
    The front and side supplemental restraint systems (SRS) include 6 air bags. You can locate the various air bags by the use of “SRS AIRBAG” location indicators. These indicators are visible in the ...

    Overview
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