The 2013 Mazda5 vs. the 2013 Honda Odyssey

2013 Mazda5With a starting price of around $20,000, the six-passenger 2013 Mazda5 minivan offers the space, performance, and comfort that many Bradenton and Tampa families need. This value makes it one of the best options in its class and a great pick for the busy family on the go. And despite its lower price-tag, it comes with many of the same comfort amenities than other, more highly priced vehicles in its class.

The 2013 Honda Odyssey is another available option in the minivan class. But with a starting price of almost $9,000 more, some drivers may see better value in comparably-equipped Mazda5.

Fuel Economy

Thanks to the smaller, four-cylinder engine, compared to the larger V6 on the Honda Odyssey, the Mazda5 gets a stronger fuel economy. EPA estimates put the 2013 Mazda5 at about a 24 mpg combined fuel economy, while the 2013 Odyssey averages around 21mpg.

Vehicle Features

Mini-vans see lots of use, so it’s essential that the interior is very well equipped with today’s best comfort amenities. The Mazda5 doesn’t disappoint. Standard features include steering-wheel mounted controls for the sound system, a tilting and telescoping steering column, and an interior pollen filter.

There are even a few key features that come standard on the Mazda5 that are missing on the base Odyssey, including:

  • Automatic climate control
  • An outside temperature gauge
  • Signaling exterior mirrors

For drivers looking to really get the most out of their new Mazda5, a long list of optional features are available as well, including:

Remote ignition

  • A universal garage door opener
  • Fog lights
  • A load-bearing exterior rack
  • A navigation and telematics system

Find out More at Cox Mazda

To take the 2013 Mazda5 out for a test drive, visit us at our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton. We’re just a short drive from many communities around Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. If you have any questions about the Mazda5 or any of the other vehicles we offer, feel free contact the Cox family.