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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Compact MPV: Mazda5


In the Compact MPV category, the Mazda5 ranked highest, with the Kia Soul following in second and the Ford C-Max grabbing a third place finish. The multi-purpose vehicles category is a strange one, but the Mazda5 impresses with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 157 hp and a six-speed manual transmission. Though its styling is outdated, the model is expected to receive an update to benefit from the brand’s design language that is prevalent on the new Mazda3 and Mazda6. As for fuel economy, expect the Mazda5 to get 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission, while the automatic does slightly better at 22 mpg in the city.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.