Mazda 5: Living Up Your Expectations

The Mazda Premacy, a compact MPV introduced by the Mazda, a Japan based automobile manufacturer since 1999 and at the present in its 3rd generation. It is also known as ‘MiniVan-Van’.

Introduction to 1st and 2nd generation Mazda

The 1st generation Mazda Premacy was made in Japan. It was exported to Asia and Europe. The rebadged version of this car was sold in some Asian markets that also include Japan by the Ford as the Ford MAV and Ford Ixion.

The 2nd generation onward is traded as the Mazda5 outside the Japan. In Taiwan, Ford Lio Ho which assembles the second generation car, Mazda5 for the localized markets and become accustomed a rebadged version of this car as the Ford I-Max in the year of 2007.

Comparison of all three generations

The 1st generation Mazda Premacy was a 5 or 7 passenger, 2 or 3 row motor vehicle, whereas the 2nd generation includes a 3 row of seats for above 7 passengers outside the USA and 6 passengers in the American form. Both of the generations characterize removable or folding second row, near-flat doors and fold flat rear seats.

The 3rd generation Mazda5 entered in the event of Geneva Auto Show in the year of 2010. This model of Mazda 5 attained revised styling designs, advertised as Furai and Nagare concepts by Mazda. The new Mazda5 is provided in Europe with either a four cylinder engine of 2.0 liter or a four cylinder engine of 1.8 liter with I-stop start or stop technology of Mazda and direct injection that will lower down the emissions up to 15 percent. These both engines involve a 6-speed manual transmission as a normal as well as some features related to the environment friendly concept.

For the year of 2012, the US Mazda5 is available with a four cylinder engine of 2.5 liter that produces 117 kW (157 HP). A 6 speed transmission is normal in the base model along with the presence of 5-speed automatic as an option where as both the Grand Touring and Touring is available with a 5-speed manual with automatic mode. The 3rd generation started trading in July 2010 and the Mazda5 is available in 3 grades such as 20CS, 20S and 20E. The I-stop is not included in the base model CS.

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Technical Characteristics of Mazda 5

Technical Characteristics of 2005 Mazda 5 2.0 Sport produced by Mazda (JP).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1494 Kg
Length 4505 mm
Height 1665 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Front Track 1530 mm
Rear Track 1520 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System n/a
Max Power 145HP (106 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 185Nm @ 4500 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1999 cc
Bore 87 mm
Stroke 83 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.5J x 17 / 6.5J x 17
Standard Tyres 205/50R 17 / 205/50 R 17
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 10.6 l/100km
Road 6 l/100km
Mixt 7.7 l/100km