New Models Of The Mazda 5
Mazda released the Mazda 5 1.8 litre and 2.0 litre petrol models last September, the 1.6 litre diesel will be at dealerships from the end of January 2011. According to CAP the Mazda 5 model has among the best residual values in the compact multi-activity vehicle segment.
Car residual value experts at CAP have described the Mazda5 as a ‘best kept secret’ in comparison with rivals in the highly competitive market sector, which include the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Ford Grand C-MAX, Peugeot 5008, Renault Grand Scenic and Vauxhall Zafira.
Jeff Knight, Monitor Editor at CAP, said: “The New Mazda5 is the latest model in the range to receive the Nagare design language treatment. The vehicle also boasts the versatile Karakuri seating system giving the option of a seventh seat or a storage compartment. Additionally, both trim levels have key items of enhanced specification in comparison to the previous model range.
CAP has predicted that Mazda 1.6 litre Diesel Sport will retain 32% of its value when it is 3 years old with 60,000 miles, which equates to a value of 7,000. The Mazda TS2 will retain 31% of its value over the same 3 years and 60,000 miles, resale value of the TS2 model is predicted to be 6,375. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a cheap Mazda5 in Essex, great value for money yes, but not cheap.
Pence per mile operating costs, according to CAP are 36.55p for the Sport and 35.38p for the TS2. The CAP data suggests the Mazda 5 is predicted to be ahead of its competition. Its no surprise the Mazda is holding its value so well, standard kit in the car includes: six airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), two ISOFIX child seat anchor points, air-conditioning, cruise control, a six-speaker CD audio unit and alloy wheels.
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