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Mazda5 Has Starting MSRP of $19,990

Mazda has announced its compact minivan 2012 Mazda5 has a starting MSRP of $19,900, including delivery, for its base Sport trim. Pricing goes from there up to $24,670 for its top-of-the-line-model. This second-generation Mazda5 goes on sale in January at dealers across the U.S. It is currently on sale in Europe.

Mazda5 Pricing Details

As first reported on TorqueNews on Nov. 17, for two model years, Mazda denied U.S. buyers of its Mazda5 a standard transmission, but for the 2012 model year it once again comes in a manual transmission. Forget all the hoopla about it having elements of the Nagare design in its DNA. A mini-minivan with a six-speed manual transmission is going to be a hoot to drive.

The 2012 Mazda5 will be offered in three trim grades: Sport, the mid-level Touring and the top-of-the-line Grand Touring. All 2012 Mazda5s feature a host of standard safety features, including Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), tire-pressure monitoring, and dual front, front-seat and side curtain airbags that offer protection to all three rows.

The well-equipped Mazda5 Sport includes 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55/R16 all-season tires, power mirrors, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with six speakers, audio auxiliary jack, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, one-touch up/down driver's window, 50/50 split fold-down third row seats and steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

The Mazda5 Touring (from $21,990) 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. Available on Touring models is a Moonroof and Audio Package ($1,140) which includes a power moonroof, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Sirius satellite radio.

The top-of-the line Grand Touring model (from $24,670) adds a power moonroof, xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, automatic on/off 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.

The 2012 Mazda5 is powered by a 2.5-liter MZR I-4 engine and can be paired with either a six-speed manual (Sport models only) or five-speed automatic transmission (standard on Touring and Grand Touring). The MZR 2.5-liter produces 157 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 163 ft-lb of torque at 4,000 rpm.

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