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Mazda Mazda5 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2012 - 2015 Mazda Mazda5
8.85714285714% Best 53% Worst
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2006 - 2010 Mazda Mazda5
43.7142857143% Best 114% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda Mazda5

Mazda Mazda5 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It's not a Honda or Toyota, but it's also not a Dodge. One alternative considered was the Dodge Caravan, but a quick look at the numbers spooked me. Talking to actual past owners killed the deal. I wanted a keeper. full 2014 Mazda Mazda5 review
2010 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Recommended by Consumer Reports for reliability full 2010 Mazda Mazda5 review
2009 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No major repairs in the first 6 years/100,000 miles. Bought as a used rental car at 30,000 and have only replaced rear shocks (OEM's leaked out after 50,000 miles). full 2009 Mazda Mazda5 review
2008 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hoping it will hold up better than an "American" car. full 2008 Mazda Mazda5 review
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I liked that it is made in Japan, which in my previous experience has resulted in very high quality construction and a lack of defects and problems down the road. full 2006 Mazda Mazda5 review
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Typical Mazda reliability: durable and inexpensive to maintain over a long period of time. full 2006 Mazda Mazda5 review
Mazda Mazda5 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
PRESENT RECALL ON MAZDA 5 AND 3 P/S SYSTEM full 2010 Mazda Mazda5 review
2007 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Dash has a high-frequency rattle/buzz on deceleration, accessory belt squeels constantly in the rain, tires are visibly wearing away at a quick rate full 2007 Mazda Mazda5 review
2007 4dr Minivan 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Replaced the rear suspension twice, front suspension once. Know Mazda 5 problem, Mazda is doing nothing about it full 2007 Mazda Mazda5 review
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
OEM tires wore out < 35,000 miles, transmission fluid needed flushed at 40,000 miles full 2006 Mazda Mazda5 review
2006 4dr Minivan 157-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Plan to spend lots of money on suspension components and tires. It's not just that the bushings get noisy (see lots of other reviews), but the components wear out quickly and are extremely expensive. This, of course, also leads to premature tire wear (and you are already wearing out tires quickly because of the extreme negative camber settings in the rear suspension). Yes, it handles well, but is it worth the bill$$$ full 2006 Mazda Mazda5 review