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Mazda5 MPV (2010-2015) - Reliability & safety

Mazda has a good reputation for reliability and the Mazda5 has plenty of safety kit

Carbuyer Rating

2.7 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.7 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.4 out of 5

The current Mazda5 model is absent both from our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey and from any independent safety testing results, but the brand still does well for build quality and there’s plenty of safety kit on board to ensure a little peace of mind.

Mazda5 reliability

Mazda’s MPV didn’t feature in our 2015 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, but in general, Mazda models have the excellent build quality you’d expect of a Japanese car. The Mazda CX-5 SUV scored a fairly mid-table result of 87th place in the reliability category, while the Mazda6 saloon placed a more respectable 55th.

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The Mazda5’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty now falls short of what you’ll get from manufacturers such as Kia and Hyundai, which cover their cars for seven years/100,000 miles and five years/unlimited miles respectively.

Safety

Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the latest version of the Mazda5 for safety, but the previous version scored five stars, so we’d expect it to perform well in a crash. All models get front, side and curtain air bags and electronic stability control, although the car’s excellent grip means you’re unlikely to need the latter.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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