2014 Mazda 5 exterior profile

Why did Mazda stop making the Mazda 5?

What happened to the Mazda 5 minivan?

It’s a sad fact that some vehicles don’t last as long as others. That is certainly true of a beloved minivan that used to run the roads. The Mazda 5 provided drivers with bountiful cargo space as well as interior comfort and convenience features that rivalled those of the Toyota Sienna or the Honda Odyssey. Despite its qualities, the Mazda 5 is no longer produced. What happened to the Mazda 5? Find out below!

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front interior of the 2015 Mazda 5Why did Mazda stop making the Mazda 5?

The impressive lineup for the 2016 model year saw the likes of the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 receive some big updates and positive changes. Mazda fans undoubtedly experienced disappointment upon learning that the Mazda 5 would not be returning for the 2016 model year. Mazda revealed that, like many other vehicles that come and go, the Mazda 5 would be discontinued going forward due to declining sales. Instead, they decided to put their best foot forward and focus on improving the other models in the Mazda lineup that still continue to be strong today.2015 Mazda 5 exterior profile

Will the Mazda 5 ever be replaced?

It’s been a few years now since the Mazda 5 left us, and there’s no sign that Mazda will try replacing it anytime soon. In all honesty, the minivan segment is decreasing in popularity as drivers look to the more stylish and versatile SUVs to get the job done. Models like the CX3, CX-5, and CX-9 can all perform better than a minivan while also having plenty of cargo space and configurations. Consider an SUV from Mazda the next time you need a more spacious and better performance machine.

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