2008 Mazda Mazda5 Values

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Mazda Achieves Peak Fuel Efficiency among U.S. Automakers

2008 model year changes

For 2008, the Mazda5 gets a slightly different appearance, some new features, and a new automatic transmission. A new front bumper fascia design and flowing grille give the model a sportier look, enhanced by new headlight and taillight designs. Inside, there have been extensive changes to the front half of the vehicle, including a new shift panel and center console, new electroluminescent gauges, second-row vents with individual fan-speed controls, and front passenger inboard armrests. Sound systems now have an auxiliary input jack. On Grand Touring models, features have been expanded to include an alarm system and Bluetooth hands-free interface. Mechanically, a five-speed automatic transmission replaces the former four-speed auto. A new Sand interior color is available, and five new exterior colors join the palette: Copper Red, Golden Sand, Stormy Blue, Sunlight Silver, and Crystal White Pearl.

Competitive comparison

Seating for six; competitive price; solid fuel efficiency; impressive handling and maneuverability; small footprint for easy parking.

Special features for 2008

Part minivan, part SUV, and part station wagon, the 2008 Mazda5 can serve a wide range of needs for city dwellers with a tight budget and an even tighter parking space--especially when there are children to be shuttled. Yet the model stands out for its fun-to-drive qualities, as it handles more like a sporty hatchback or wagon than a minivan or SUV.