Last post on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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Kia Rondo, Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda MAZDA5, Car Buying, Wagon
#228 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [coolmazda5]
Nov 30, 2007 (2:56 pm)
That console is an improvement, though I wish the storage where the CDs are were covered.
That armrest is a nice addition, too. You can barely see it.
#229 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [ateixeira]
Nov 30, 2007 (3:47 pm)
It's nice to see photos with people inside...very rare to see in any car interior.
#230 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [bobw3]
Dec 01, 2007 (11:52 am)
I love the silver color.
#231 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [eilros]
Dec 03, 2007 (9:44 am)
I understand about the 3rd row, but even the 2nd row of passengers look cramped!! Where's the leg room??????????? I still prefer the Kia Rondo.
#232 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [kech]
Dec 03, 2007 (10:11 am)
Not sure if I follow. Are there any pics of adult people seating on a Rondo (7adults on all rows, including 2nd row middle bench) we can take a look at?
I agree, it is not a comfortable limo type space but I don't see them cramped in there.
I've seen 7 on a Chevy Suburban, and that seems OK, but for smaller cars, good luck.
#233 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [coolmazda5]
Dec 03, 2007 (10:23 am)
Coolmazda5, setting the legroom issue aside, Montreal is currently under a severe winter storm warning and have received close to 25cm and counting. I had no problem plowing through the white stuff due to the Rondo's standard equiped ESC and Traction Control. I seriously doubt that the mazda5 could even match that performance.
#234 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [kech]
Dec 03, 2007 (10:40 am)
I've seen some interior pics from Kia but I swear they're photochopped.
In person, you fold the 3rd row and the backrest basically contacts the 2nd row.
There's only enough leg room if you move the 2nd row forward (as is the case with the Mazda5).
Found some sample photos.
Kia makes it look HUGE here, probably by moving the other 2 rows forward:
Yet here's another photos that shows how tiny that rear area actually is when the 2nd row is all the way back:
You only have a lot of room if the 2nd row is slid forward, and that may even force the 1st row occupants to slide forward, too.
#235 of 271 Re: 2008 Mazda5 for North America. Updated Pics [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2007 (10:41 am)
Replying to myself here, but notice the driver's seat, how it's moved forward in relation to the steering wheel, which is probably too close in that position.