2015 Honda Odyssey vs. 2015 Mazda5
The 2015 Honda Odyssey vs. the 2015 Mazda5
Practical concerns are very important for Easton-area families searching for a new vehicle. When you need to load up kids, groceries, and pets and get them all around town safely and efficiently, looks are the last of your concerns. That’s why so many families choose the 2015 Honda Odyssey, a contemporary minivan built to be functional, accessible, and valuable. Learn how it compares to the 2015 Mazda5, and then plan a trip to Silko Honda in Raynham to check out the new Odyssey.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
When you are fully loaded and headed out on the highway, power is important in a minivan. Fuel efficiency is also going to be important for those daily trips around town. In both categories, the powertrain in the 2015 Honda Odyssey delivers more.
- Power: All Odyssey trims are powered by a 3.5L V6 that displaces 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda5 is comparatively under-powered with its 2.5L four-cylinder that produces just 157 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque.
- Gas Mileage: Despite being significantly stronger and larger, the Odyssey gets almost identical fuel efficiency ratings to the Mazda5. The 2015 Honda Odyssey is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.* The Mazda5 rates at 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, differences that won’t appreciably affect your monthly fuel budget.
If you’re searching for a minivan to handle your family’s needs getting around Easton or Raynham, space is obviously a major concern. When you need to load everyone up along with all their stuff, a cramped cabin simply won’t work. The Odyssey offers more passenger and cargo space than the Mazda5, ensuring that every trip is easy and comfortable.
- 2015 Honda Odyssey Interior: The Odyssey offers 172.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume, and the seats can be configured in a number of inventive ways to make it easier for you to maximize comfort, volume, or third-row accessibility. There is also 38.4 cubic feet of dedicated cargo room, 93.1 cubic feet with the third row down, and an impressive 148.5 cubic feet overall.
- 2015 Mazda5 Interior: It’s telling that Mazda doesn’t even list the overall passenger volume of its minivan and only references the amount of space in the first and second rows which is an underwhelming 97.7 cubic feet of space. Cargo capacity also disappoints. With the third row folded down, there is only 44.4 cubic feet of space, barely more than the Odyssey provides with all seats available. And due to the narrow width of the vehicle, larger items like strollers and kid’s bikes have to be loaded at an angle, further eating up space.
Both of these vehicles are available with a long list of features, but the Mazda5 focuses more on bells and whistles while the Odyssey is equipped to meet the real needs of families, and especially parents. The base trim of the Odyssey comes with keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, speech to text functionality, and a rearview camera. The Mazda5 also has keyless entry, but smaller wheels, fewer stereo speakers, and none of the other features the Odyssey has.
The top-of-the-line Odyssey trim comes generously appointed with a 115-volt standard-style power outlet, a vacuum cleaner built right into the vehicle, and a standard rear-seat entertainment system. The Mazda5 has none of those functional features, and the entertain system is only available as an extra-cost option.
Why load your family up in a vehicle that has been shown to be unsafe? In IIHS crash tests, The Mazda5 received a rating of “Marginal” in the side-impact crash test and “Poor” in the small-overlap frontal offset test. It was also rated only “Acceptable” in whiplash protection tests. In these same tests, the 2015 Honda Odyssey received a top score of “Good”
In the Odyssey, advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and forward-collision warning are all either standard or optional. None of these features are available on the Mazda5.
Family Transportation is Better in a 2015 Honda Odyssey
It’s clear 2015 the Odyssey is able to get your family around town safely, comfortably, and reliably. Find out if it’s the right new vehicle for you and your family by heading to Silko Honda at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. We are just 20 minutes south of Easton, straight down MA-24 to Exit 13A. Visit Silko Honda seven days a week to test drive the Odyssey and further explore its many family-friendly features.
* 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.