While this engine provided ample power in last year's MAZDA3, the MAZDA5's extra weight saps some of its energy. Critics find it reasonably peppy with either transmission, but it feels somewhat underpowered for high-speed merging or passing. The 2.3-liter engine has a sporty growl when accelerating, which some reviewers find tiresome. It is generally smooth and refined, although it throbs a little at idle speed, despite its twin balance shafts.
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This latest model from Mazda also offers many standard safety features like advanced dual front air bag powered with Supplemental Restraint System with crash zone and passenger weight sensors. In addition, 3- point safety belts in all seating positions and adjustable headrests in all three rows are also provided. The 2008 Mazda5, though cost- efficient, prioritizes the security of the whole family. It has LATCH System with child safety seat lower anchors and upper tethers, plus child safety rear door locks.