- Mazda's Sporty Multi-Tasker Makes the Grade As a Top Buy for Families -

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 2013 Mazda5 today was named
to AAA's list of "Top Cars for Growing Families" as chosen by the
organization's auto-buying experts nationwide. The award-winning
multi-activity vehicle offers an unmatched combination of functionality,
design and performance in a just-right-sized package. AAA's latest top
vehicle list – the first to focus on family-friendly vehicles – targeted
expanding families needing more room, easy handling and dependability when
shopping for a new vehicle.

"As families grow so do their expectations, and the Mazda5 was created with
versatility in mind," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North
American Operations (MNAO). "Whether you need seats for six or cargo room
for the latest big-box store shopping trip, the Mazda5 can meet your needs.
Its compact frame allows for driving dynamics like no other yet its smart
design, inside and out, allows for many creature comforts and conveniences for
all passengers."

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA
provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and
automotive-related services. AAA's Auto Buying experts test drive and
evaluate hundreds of vehicles each year with free vehicle reviews, localized
pricing information and more available at www.AAA.com/carbuying or download
the AAA Auto Buying Tools app for iPhone available in Apple's app store. Media
can visit the AAA Newsroom for news releases and other information.

Starting at $19,940[1] MSRP, all 2013 Mazda5 vehicles feature a 2.5-liter MZR
engine that offers 157 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 163 lb-ft of torque at
4,000 rpm. Standard features include 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with
P205/55R16 all-season tires, power door locks and windows with a driver's side
one-touch up/down feature, power door mirrors with integrated LED turn-signal
lamps, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning with pollen
filter, AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system with six speakers, USB and
auxiliary jack connection ports, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise
controls, a remote keyless entry system and 50/50-split fold-flat third row
seats. A six-speed manual is standard with an available five-speed Sport
automatic transmission.

Safety also is standard as all Mazda5 vehicles are equipped with a long and
impressive list of safety offerings, including six airbags (advanced dual
front, front-seat mounted and full-length side curtain), anti-lock brakes
(ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist, Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) with a Traction Control System (TCS), a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS), "Triple H" body construction, side-impact door
beams, a "crushable" brake and accelerator pedal assembly, three-point safety
belts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners with force
limiters as well as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

Also, all Mazda vehicles come with the Mazda Certified Roadside Assistance
Program. Using either the toll-free number or free Mazda Assist app for iOS-
and Android-operated mobile devices, owners and their family members can
contact roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the
United States and Canada. In addition, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
includes a comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile warranty, which covers every
part of the vehicle except those subject to normal wear, a
five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited-mileage
corrosion warranty.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography

B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

[1] Starting price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest
trim level. MSRP does not include $795 destination charge (Alaska $840),
title, taxes, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer
and may vary.

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Beverly Braga, Mazda North American Operations, (949) 727-6751; or
Eric Booth, Mazda North American Operations, (949) 727-6144
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