The 2014 Mazda5 vs. the 2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Mazda5A family mover at a great price, the 2014 Mazda5 minivan is a fantastic option for moms and dads looking for a dependable vehicle. With six seats and lots of storage space, the smaller Mazda5 has a much lower price tag than larger competitors. Still you may find those traditional minivans like the 2014 Honda Odyssey may be tempting.

Fuel Economy

The Mazda5 is the compact sports car of the minivan class. At almost two feet shorter than the 2014 Honda Odyssey, almost one foot thinner, and nearly 1000 pounds lighter, the Mazda5 can get away with a smaller engine and offers tighter handling. Fuel economy averages 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, compared with the 19 mpg city and 28mpg rating on the Honda Odyssey.

Vehicle Features

And a lower starting price doesn’t equate to bare-bones equipment either. The Mazda5 comes with many of the same starting items as the Odyssey, including full power accessories, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, and a split third row bench with folding action. There are also options that come standard on the Mazda5 that are not standard on the Odyssey, including automatic climate control and signaling exterior mirrors.

Available options that are not available on lower level Odyssey models include:

  • A universal garage door opener
  • Remote ignition
  • An interior auto day/night mirror

Meet the Mazda5 Minivan at Cox Mazda

Compact and streamlined, the 2014 Mazda5 is shaking things up in its class. If you would like to learn more about why we love the Mazda5, we encourage you to stop by our dealership. Cox Mazda is located at 3101 Cortez Road W., just a short drive from Sarasota, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and other area communities. For over 80 years, our family has been serving the Suncoast area. If you have any questions, please feel free contact our Bradenton car dealership