Pricing of the 2012 Mazda5 doesn’t quite reflect the extent of the makeover that it has received. With the revisions that it has had, it seems like a steal that a 2012 5 can be bought for $19,990 (including destination), only $595 more than a comparable 2010 model. At this price, consumers get an entry-level Sport model.
No option packages are offered but even base 5s feature the larger 2.5-liter I-4, ABS, stability and traction control, 16-inch aluminum wheels, a six-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input, three-row side curtain air bags, and cruise control. A six-speed manual transmission is offered as standard and is available only on the Sport trim.
However, a five-speed automatic is optional, costing buyers about $1100. With a starting price of $21,990, Mazda5 Touring models have several additional standard features (for a price hike of only $500).
The touring trim features the five-speed automatic, 17-inch wheels, fog lamps, side sill extensions, rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity at no extra charge.
Getting a Moonroof and Audio package gives the buyer a Sirius satellite radio, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, and a power moonroof for $1140 more. But these features are standard on the 2012 Mazda5 Grand Touring model, which has a price tag of $24,670.
Other standard features include a xenon HID headlamps, automatic headlamp control, heated door mirrors and front seats, leather seating trim, rain-sensing wipers, and leather-trimmed seating. The 2012 Mazda5 will arrive at dealerships nationwide in January 2011.