Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2012 Mazda5 Minivan Priced from $19,990

Following the 2012 Mazda5's U.S. market premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese maker released pricing details on its new minivan. The redesigned Mazda5 will go on sale at dealers across the U.S. in January 2011 with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,990, including destination and delivery.

There are three trim grades (Sport, Touring and Grand Touring), with all models powered by a 2.5-liter MZR I-4 engine delivering 157 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 163 ft-lb of torque at 4,000 rpm. The four-cylinder unit can be paired th either a six-speed manual (Sport models only) or five-speed automatic transmission (standard on Touring and Grand Touring).

Regardless of the specification level, all Mazda5s come with equipped with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), tire-pressure monitoring, and dual front, front-seat and side curtain airbags as standard.

The base Sport model, which starts at $19,990, gets 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55/R16 all-season tires, power mirrors, windows and locks, air conditioning, MP3 stereo with six speakers, audio auxiliary jack, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, 50/50 split fold-down third row seats and steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

Next up in the line is the Touring. Priced from $21,990, it is equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels with P205/50R17 all-season tires, sport side still extensions, rear liftgate spoiler, fog lamps, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and trip computer.

The flagship Grand Touring model starts from $24,670 and adds a power moonroof, automatic on/off xenon headlights, heated door mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, anti-theft alarm system, driver's seat lumbar support adjustment, heated front seats, in-dash 6-disc CD changer, leather-trimmed seats and Sirius satellite radio.