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2011 Mazda5 In Details

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The all-new 2011 Mazda5 will hit the showrooms across Europe this fall and they say this time their sure that the 5 has covered all the bases to become the number one choice for families looking for a stylish and practical MPV. Although Mazda has said the current design language is over, but Mazda5 has been designed based on that, and heck, it looks good!

The new Mazda5 comes with a new 2.0-litre DISI direct injection petrol engine equipped with i-stop, and a six-speed manual transmission. This unit makes 110kW/150 PS at 6,200 rpm and 191 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm which is enough for a top speed of 120 mph or 194 km/h. It features Mazda i-stop system and as a result it has an average fuel consumption of 40.9 mpg or 6.9-litres per 100 km.

The other choice is an updated version of the MZR 1.8 petrol engine, optimized for fuel efficiency, with 85 kW/115ps of power at 5,300 rpm and 165 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This one averages 7.2 litres per 100 km / 39.2 mpg combined.

Standard equipments onboard with 2011 Mazda5 include power-adjustable side mirrors, manual air-conditioning, driver seat height adjustment, power windows front and back with one-touch driver window operation, power door locks, safety touch sensor for electric sliding doors, six airbags, four-channel ABS, electric brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), traction control (TCS) and DSC.  Also standard are an AUX jack (that allows you to play MP3 players using the car’s audio system), and a new four speaker audio system with digital signal processor (DSP) technology that reduces unwanted radio noise, and double tuner (exclusively for Europe) that ensures clear radio reception almost everywhere.

And optional features: rear parking sensors, seat heating, an in-dash 6 CD changer, a FIX-EQ audio system that automatically optimises sound characteristics according to the interior space, Bluetooth® audio functionality that plays MP3 players cordless, a Bluetooth® telephone system with voice recognition and upgraded steering wheel control, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and Xenon headlamps.

2011 Mazda5 At a Glance


  • ‘Nagare’ flow design language applied for sculptured, sporty look unique to C-MAV segment
  • Nagare flow side panel wave + lower character line give silhouette a sense of motion
  • New Mazda family face introduced
  • ‘Hidden’ D-pillar, front lamps and horizontal rear lamps emphasize the fresh, flowing design
  • Driver-oriented dashboard and centre stack designs inspired by Nagare flow
  • New materials for higher quality touch, including buttons with chrome edging
  • New black fabric and Nagare flow fabric designs for a sporty ambience
  • New designs for 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight exterior colours including one all-new colour called Clear Water Blue

Easy to Use, Comfortable and Practical
Now easier to use

  • Optimised bonnet shape and incremental seat adjustment give driver wider field of vision for safe city driving and easy parking
  • Centre panel buttons and switches are laid out for ease of use
  • Steering wheel buttons for Bluetooth® voice-recognition phone system for easier intuitive operation
  • Information display helps reduce driver distraction by being positioned higher, which minimises the eye movement required to view it while driving
  • Roof antenna positioned on the side for better accessibility
  • Third row seats stow easily into rear floor and are easy to pull up again

Enhanced Cabin Comfort

  • Second and third row leg room are among the best in C-MAV segment
  • Higher placement of air vents improves comfort in the cabin on cold and hot days
  • Noise insulation reduces wind noise by approximately 10 percent over previous model
  • Front seatbacks are wider for improved comfort
  • The front of the new second row centre seat cushion is now 50 mm thicker, its seatback is extended by 50 mm for more comfort
  • Armrest for front passenger introduced. The front section of the driver and passenger seat’s centre armrest is widened (+15 mm) for better arm support
  • The second row seats adjust to a maximum recline angle of 50º with slide-adjustment over a 270 mm range

Family-Friendly Practicality

  • Room for up to seven people
  • Two sliding rear doors that hug the sides of the rear panels (protruding by just 159 mm) for easy parking even in tight spots
  • Large rear door opening up to (686 mm x 1,083 mm) for easy ingress/egress
  • Three-point seatbelt in the centre seat of second row allows mounting of three child safety seats
  • Second row offers 3 seats, or 2 seats with captain’s chair comfort and centre arm rest or tray/walkthrough corridor thanks to the Karakuri functionality
  • Large 788 litre luggage compartment (floor to ceiling) with third row seats folded down
  • Second and third rows fold to form a flat 1,485 litre (floor to ceiling) cargo space for transporting larger items
  • Two pop-up tables with cup holders for second row passengers
  • 45 storage compartments including sub-trunk in boot (optional)


  • 4 GB navigation system with hands-free Bluetooth® operation, large 14.7 cm touch screen monitor, 99 percent European coverage, integrated CD player + radio and 18 languages
  • New audio system with FIX-EQ function that improves sound quality
  • New double-tuner radio receiver with digital signal processing (DSP) gives more stable radio reception
  • CD player with MP3-CD compatibility
  • In-dash 6 CD changer*
  • AUX jack for MP3 players that use car’s audio system
  • Bluetooth® audio system that plays MP3 players cordless (optional)*
  • Bluetooth® telephone system with steering wheel control and voice command (optional)*
  • Privacy Glass*
  • Rear parking sensors*
  • Cruise control function*
  • Xenon headlamps (optional)*


  • New MZR 2.0 DISI** petrol engine with Mazda’s fuel-saving stop/start system – ‘i-stop’
  • Produces 110 kW/150ps at 6,200 rpm, and maximum 191 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm for sporty driving fun
  • 13 percent reduction in fuel consumption vs. outgoing 2.0-litre petrol, at 6.9 litres per 100 km (combined)
  • 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions vs. outgoing 2.0-litre petrol, at 159 g/km (combined) and achieves Euro 5 compliance
  • New gear shift indicator makes fuel-efficient and smooth driving easy
  • Increased radiator capacity and new dual fans improve engine cooling performance
  • Air intake ducts moved from the fender to the shroud section to lower intake temperature, which improves combustion efficiency
  • Optimization of intelligent throttle valve control and knock limit control system help lower fuel consumption
  • Updated MZR 1.8 petrol engine now with six-speed manual transmission for the first time
  • Higher ratio for sixth gear helps improve fuel economy, comfort and noise levels
  • Produces 85 kW/115ps at 5,300 rpm and 165 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm
  • 4.0 percent reduction in fuel consumption, at 7.2 litres per 100 km
  • 6.1 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, at 168 g/km, and Euro 5 compliance

Driving Dynamics

  • Exceptional linearity of responses, whether accelerating, turning or stopping that provides both driver and passengers with a comfortable motoring experience
  • Reworked suspension system and steering components added to improve linear operating feel for more predictability and control, these include:
  • New rubber couplings for the steering shaft for a smoother, more linear steering feel
  • Suspension spring rates increased, reducing roll and improving straight-line stability when driving at motorway speeds
  • New, more rigid stabilizer mounts
  • More ultra-high and high-strength steel reinforcements, lighter engines and components make all-new Mazda5 stronger and more crash-resistant
  • New local rigidity improvements for more linear steering feel
  • Spot welds added to apron section of front damper top and the base of the B-pillars
  • Larger rear header rail cross-section
  • Belt-line area now stiffer with new flange added to rear pillar
  • Increased corner radius of the liftgate opening improves rigidity, reduces liftgate displacement by 17 percent
  • One of the segment’s best drag coefficients (Cd 0.30), combined with improved lift balance, give greater straight-line stability at motorway speeds
  • New front lip spoiler shape, new flat engine undercover and a large front tyre deflectors introduced for superior aerodynamic performance and lower fuel consumption


  • First global vehicle to introduce Mazda’s Brake Override System
  • A new touch-sensor strip at the front edge of the door detects obstructions with much less resistance force compared with the previous model, reverses the direction of the power sliding doors and opens them again
  • A new latch mechanism for the power sliding doors holds them in place more securely during a side impact
  • Second row seatback frames are reinforced to prevent cargo from pushing forward in the event of a frontal collision
  • Side door impact beams now use a double-hat shape that adds greater strength
  • Front seats adopt a neck support structure that reduces the chance of neck injury in the event of a rear end collision
  • Pedestrian safety measures improved by specification changes to the hood and front bumper
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