2011 Mazda5 minivan comes to U.S. with starting price of $19,990


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As we had expected, after the debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, Mazda is releasing its new 2012 Mazda5 minivan for the U.S. market with pricing details. The Mazda5 minivan will go on sale in January 2011 across the U.S. continent.

The 2012 Mazda5 minivan will have a starting price of $19,990, including destination and delivery charges. Mazda will be offering the 2012 Mazda5 minivan in three trims of Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, with all models powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 157 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission in the Sport trim or a five-speed automatic transmission on the Touring and Grand Touring.

To make the 2011 Mazda5 more affordable and best bang for the buck, Mazda is offering all Mazda5 trims with standard equipment such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), traction control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), tire-pressure monitoring, and dual front, front-seat and side curtain airbags.

Here are the specific details on all the trims:

With the base Sport trim starts at $19,990, it comes with a five-speed manual transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55/R16 all-season tires, power mirrors, windows and locks, air conditioning, MP3 stereo with six speakers, audio auxiliary jack, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, 50/50 split fold-down third row seats and steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

The Touring trim starts at $21,990, it comes with a five-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels with P205/50R17 all-season tires, sport side still extensions, rear liftgate spoiler, fog lamps, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and trip computer.

Last is the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model starts at $24,670, it comes with a five-speed automatic transmission but with other upgrades such as a power moonroof, automatic on/off xenon headlights, heated door mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, anti-theft alarm system, driver’s seat lumbar support adjustment, heated front seats, in-dash 6-disc CD changer, leather-trimmed seats and Sirius satellite radio.

So there you have it, the 2012 Madaz5 minivan is not only best bang for the buck but also cheap to own as well in terms of maintenance and fuel economy.