Mazda5

BASE PRICE RANGE: $18,745-$23,755*

WHAT'S NEW: The littlest minivan on the market in North America returns with six-passenger seating, 153-hp I-4 propulsion, and a choice of 5M or sport automatic. Six airbags—including three-row side air curtains—are standard. Climate control, touch-screen nav, Bluetooth, rear-seat DVD, rain sensing windshield wipers, and second-row captain's chairs are available.

COOL FACT: Basically a six-passenger Mazda3 with sliding doors.

SUM UP: AS CLOSE TO A COOL MINIVAN AS YOU CAN GET.

RATING: ****



2010 Mazda5
Base engine 2.3L/153-hp DOHC I-4
Optional engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 5A
0-60 mph 8.5 sec
Seats/foldaway 6/2nd, 3rd rows
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 21-22/27-28 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
Estimated *