2012 Mazda5 Least Expensive Minivan at $19,990
It's taller, roomier than its predecessor, and stands alone in a class of Americanized small MPVs, especially when priced at $19,990 - making it the least expensive mini-van on the market.
The base Sport model has 16-inch wheels, AC, power windows and mirrors, tilt/telescope steering wheel, remote keyless entry and Dynamic Stability Control.
The $21,990 Touring model adds 17-inch alloys, a five-speed automatic transmission, and Bluetooth.
The top-rung Grand Touring ($24,670) offers a moonroof, automatic xenon headlamps, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather front seats and an upgraded audio system with Sirius satellite radio.
The Mazda5 is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four that produces 157 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque.
Look for the 2012 Mazda5 to hit dealerships in January of 2011.
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