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  Mazda MPV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the Mazda MPV was well-received by the press and public, crash testers were less impressed.
The original MPV was retired after the 1998 model year, but in Japan this car was produced under the name of Mazda MPV since 1997.
This was replaced in a 2002 refresh with Mazda's AJ 3.0 L V6 and a 5-speed automatic transmission that produces 200 hp and 200 ft·lbf of torque.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mazda_MPV   (602 words)

 Test Drive Notes: Mazda MPV 2000
While the old MPV was vaguely trucklike, with rear wheel drive and swing-out side rear doors, this newest incarnation is far more mainstream, with front wheel drive, a transverse engine, sliding doors and more space for people and their cargo.
Mazda is clearly trying to snag some of the new parents who are currently standing in line, waiting for a Honda Odyssey.
Mazda is marketing the MPV as an alternative to the Odyssey, the ubiquitous Chrysler minivans, the Ford Windstar, the Toyota Sienna, the Chevrolet Venture and their ilk.
www.cartalk.com /content/testdrives/Reviews/mazda-mpv-2000.html   (1039 words)

 2006 MPV Exterior, Interior, Performance, Safety, Gallery, Features and Specs - Mazda USA
The Mazda MPV was the first minivan in the industry to feature lowering rear-door windows, a feature that has pleased many a rear-seat passenger.
While the Mazda MPV is not the largest, its useful and intuitive size just may make it the smartest.
The advanced, "smart," airbag system in the MPV adjusts the deployment force of the airbags based on the severity of the crash, as well as on the driver’s seat position and the passenger’s weight.
www.mazdausa.com /mpv   (991 words)

 2002 Mazda MPV - The Car Connection
The original MPV ('89 to '98) was a bull-nosed eccentric; powered by a longitudinally-mounted 3.0-liter V-6 in front, powering either the rear wheels or all the wheels with a big solid axle in the back, it had regular swinging rear doors on regular hinges with windows that rolled down.
The MPV's Duratec (though Mazda doesn't call it a Duratec) is rated at 200 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 200 lb-ft of peak torque at 3000 rpm.
In fact, the MPV is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway by the EPA, while the Odyssey's numbers are 18 and 25 respectively - even though both vehicles have five-speed automatic transmissions.
www.thecarconnection.com /Vehicle_Reviews/Minivans_Vans/2002_Mazda_MPV.S182.A4707.html   (1436 words)

 2000 Mazda MPV - The Car Connection
Mazda in particular rode its award-winning MPV a little too long: When the world moved on to front-wheel drive and larger, rounder shapes, the MPV remained its petite rear- (or four-) wheel-drive self.
All three models, the DX $19,995 MPV, the $22,050 LX, and the top-of-the-line leather-everywhere $25,550 ES, have an automatic transmission that shifts smoothly on demand, and one tends to forget, owing to carlike handling, there's a whole van behind your seat.
All in all, the MPV is a minivan for the new century, despite the lag between generations.
www.thecarconnection.com /Vehicle_Reviews/Minivans_Vans/2000_Mazda_MPV.S182.A503.html   (846 words)

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will showcase the world premiere of the Mazda SENKU concept vehicle, as well as the Japan debut of the Mazda MX-Crossport concept, at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show, to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba prefecture, from Wednesday, October 19 through Sunday, November 6, 2005.
Mazda will display a wide variety of vehicles and technologies that demonstrate its product-led growth to visitors, highlighting the progress of Mazda Momentum, its mid-term corporate management plan that was launched in November 2004.
The soon-to-be-launched All New Mazda MPV is engineered for those who truly appreciate the minivan, with quality that inspires great pleasure in ownership, sophisticated styling that tells of the owner’s discrimination and taste, and dynamic performance typical of Mazda’s DNA.
media.ford.com /mazda/article_display.cfm?article_id=21807&make_id=227   (1415 words)

 2006 Mazda MPV - Ratings & Reviews - Dan Jedlicka - MSN Autos
The Mazda MPV was one of the original "crossover vehicles" when introduced for 1989.
Mazda kept plugging away with the MPV, dropping its 4-cylinder engine in 1992 and giving it a removable third-row seat in 1996.
The MPV is one of Mazda's most popular vehicles because of its practical, user-friendly design.
autos.msn.com /research/vip/jedlicka.aspx?make=Mazda&model=MPV   (873 words)

 Mazda MPV ES - Car and Driver Magazine - June 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Mazda MPV ES Greater than the 'zoom' of its parts.
Safety is always a consideration when transporting little consumers-in-waiting, so Mazda has a broad array of gadgets, including ABS, electronic brake force distribution, three-point belts on all outboard seats, pretensioners on front seatbelts, ISOFIX child-seat tethers, impact-absorbing interior trim in various strategic locations, and on ES models, optional traction control and side airbags.
Naturally, the MPV's structure was designed to absorb and redistribute impacts in an appropriate manner, and the power sliding doors sense obstructions.
www.caranddriver.com /article.asp?section_id=16&article_id=1885   (658 words)

 WebWire® | Mazda MPV Production Reaches One Million Units
Mazda introduced the original Mazda MPV (which stands for Multi Purpose Vehicle) to the North American market in 1988.
The second generation MPV, which debuted in 1999, was a hit product that featured dual power-sliding doors, "karakuri" fold-flat rear seats and an array of unique features that exceeded consumer expectations.
Mazda plans to launch a turbo version of the all-new MPV on March 20, 2006, and a four-wheel drive (4WD) model on April 15, 2006, both only for the Japanese market.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=10177   (242 words)

 2000-05 Mazda MPV Full Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
2003 Mazda MPV: A low-cost LX-SV was added midyear and power operation for the side doors was made optional on both the ES and LX.
Because the MPV serves Mazda globally, exterior dimensions aim mainly at European and Asian use.
MPV DX, LX This chart details a range of prices in year-by-year listings for vehicles in three condition levels: Good: a clean low-mileage, solid-running vehicle that needs little or no repair.
auto.consumerguide.com /Auto/Used/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/2460/act/usedcarreviewshowall?print=yes   (1418 words)

 2005 Mazda MPV - Review - Automobile Magazine
The Mazda MPV doesn't quite measure up to its competitors, but for some buyers, this is a good thing.
Mazda introduced the MPV way back in 1988, becoming one of the first Japanese automakers to compete in the minivan category.
The current generation MPV made its debut as a 2000 model; among its notable achievements was the offering of sliding side doors with retractable windows.
www.automobilemag.com /reviews/minivans/0505_mazda_mpv   (574 words)

 Mazda Parts - Partstrain.com
Mazda was founded in 1920 as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd. by Jujiro Matsuda.
Mazda however was only officially recognized as an automaker in 1960 when they manufactured their first four-wheeled car, the Mazda R380 Coupe.
It was in the ‘80s that Ford finally noticed Mazda and decided to include the company as their business and technological partner.
www.partstrain.com /ShopByVehicle/MAZDA   (461 words)

 CameraHobby - 2001 Mazda MPV
The one common concern that we came across in researching the MPV is that the motor is underpowered for the size and weight of the minivan.
Mazda (and Ford, which owns almost 35 percent of Mazda) has heard the criticisms and will be offering a much more powerful engine for the 2002 model.
The 2002 MPV should be killer with its looks and external dimensions being unchanged but with the bonus of the larger 200 hp motor to give it the extra balls for acceleration on the highways.
www.camerahobby.com /Misc_MazdaMPV.htm   (8839 words)

 Mazda MPV
Whether stepping out on the town or dropping kids off at school, the stylish new 2000 Mazda MPV proves that a minivan can carry itself with spirit and handle gracefully.
The stylish new 2000 MPV is equipped with all-season radial tires to keep rolling smoothly through any kind of weather.
Mazda's exclusively efficient Opti-Space design gives the MPV plenty of interior room without making it a garage hog.
smartcar.dmni.com /automotive/dealer4/mpv/performance.html   (213 words)

The MPV features a spirited 200-horsepower, 3.0-liter engine, giving the vehicle the fun-to-drive, race-inspired performance of a sports car with the capacity to carry more than just a few sodas.
The Mazda MPV is covered by a comprehensive four-year/50,000-mile warranty that covers every part on the vehicle except those subject to normal wear.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in the United States.
media.ford.com /mazda/article_display.cfm?article_id=16304   (522 words)

 2006 Mazda MPV Prices and Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Mazda has redesigned this minivan for Japan, but reportedly feels the new model is too small for America.
The Consumer Guide® 2006 Mazda MPV road test gives you a quick snapshot of the vehicle's performance with pros, cons, and numeric ratings.
We can connect you with a local Mazda dealer that not only meets the highest standards of customer service, but one who will provide you with a great new-car price quote on a 2006 Mazda MPV -- hassle free.
auto.consumerguide.com /auto/new/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/38742   (740 words)

 Mazda MPV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
MPV's thoughtful dynamics contribute to the predictable, linear sedan-like handling and luxurious ride comfort for seven people.
Cosy and spacious accommodation, climate control air-conditioning throughout the cabin, wide and clear visibility are all unmatched features in a mazda MPV.
MPV's versatile seat configurations help creating a huge and variable luggage space that can accommodate luggage from 294 litres to 1,600-litres.
www.mazdauae.com /MazdaMPV.html   (174 words)

 WebWire® | Customized All-New MPV Leads Mazda’s Tokyo Auto Salon 2006 Lineup
Mazda Motor Corporation will display the All-New Mazda MPV fitted with the ’Mazdaspeed Package,’ along with a tantalizing lineup of customized and tuned vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2006 with NAPAC.
Mazda is also exhibiting the Premacy BRIGHT STYLISH CONCEPT that received great reviews at the 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon, and this model indicates a move towards its being offered commercially.
The RENESIS rotary engine mounted on the Mazda RX-8 was modified to host a dual-fuel system that uses onboard hydrogen and gasoline, injecting hydrogen gas directly into the engine via an electronic control unit embedded in the rotor housing.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=6883   (1398 words)

 Moldova.org - Auto - News - 2007 Mazda MPV: Launched in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the fully redesigned Mazda MPV goes on sale today at Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan.
The MPV was originally introduced to the Japanese market in January 1990 as its first genuine minivan and since then it has taken a leading role in the minivan segment thanks to its advanced packaging and high level of functionality.
The new MPV's low floor is used as a base for three rows of seats, situated within the long wheelbase, in a layout that permits every occupant to sit in a comfortable position.
auto.moldova.org /stiri/eng/9077   (1497 words)

 Mazda MPV, Features, Performance, Models - MPV LX and MPV ES
Mazda MPV is here as living proof that cool style, hot performance, sizzling handling and flexible cargo space can be merged in one minivan.
MPV LX and MPV ES are the two powerful models of Mazda MPV, each having its own distinct identity.
MPV ES comes with breathtaking features such as the neatly-crafted leather seats and the highly efficient dual power sliding rear doors and 8-way power driver's seat.
www.reliableminivan.com   (269 words)

 MPV - Overview (USP's & Benefits) | Mazda Australia Zoom Zoom
Yet for all its practicality, this MPV is quieter and more luxurious than ever.
The Maza MPV boasts Mazda's distinctive styling, including the Mazda five-point-grille.
Along with large lamp clusters and distinctive bonnet sculpturing, the MPV also provides Mazda's Tripe H safety cell construction, ABS and other features that make this the driver's MPV.
www.mazda.com.au /articleZone1.asp?articleZoneID=808   (129 words)

The MPV is slightly smaller than most of its other competitors such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
He notes that the MPV is distinguishable from every other vehicle on the road due to its excellent handling characteristics.
However, although the MPV's passing ability is the only thing that keeps it from getting a perfect score, it still got a next to the highest rating suggesting passing is adequate.
www.carvoice.com /cvsurveys/mazdampv.html   (1608 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ford, Mazda minivans get poor ratings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Mazda chose not to request a test of the MPV with optional combination side air bags, which are designed to protect the torso and heads of front-seat motorists.
Mazda said a package of seat-mounted side air bags and traction control cost an additional $400 on the MPV LX.
Mazda is disappointed with the test results but it "stands behind the safety and quality of the MPV minivan," said Robert Davis, a senior vice president for research, development and quality.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2005-11-07-minivans_x.htm   (634 words)

 Sterling Mazda MPV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The MPV shows that a minivan can be about a whole lot more than just utility.
The MPV offers everything you expect from a minivan, like flexible seating, up to 127 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of convenient features, like 10 cup holders throughout the cabin and shopping bag hooks in the rear cargo area.
And the MPV offers all this while carrying a five-star crash-test rating for driver and passenger protection in frontal and side impacts from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
www.sterlingmazda.com /mpv.php   (145 words)

 2004 Mazda MPV New Car Buyer's Guide
Rear air conditioning is now standard on the Mazda MPV LX, and a spring-assist has been added to the innovative third-row seat for easier operation.
Able to accelerate and merge with confidence, the Mazda MPV is nimble and quick despite the fact that it lacks the engine-room brawn of the larger and heavier Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna.
The 2004 Mazda MPV LX is equipped with the basic features that families want, including a third-row seat that folds into the floor.
www.autosite.com /content/research/buyersguide/index.cfm/action/viewGuide/year_si/2004/make_vch/Mazda/model_vch/MPV/xml/2004-mazda-mpv.xml   (471 words)

 Inside Line: The Driver's Minivan: Mazda's New MPV Launches in Tokyo -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
About as hot as a minivan can get: The new Mazda MPV is intended to be a "driver's minivan" but is not coming to the United States.
That claim is supported by the fact that it is based on the architecture of the Mazda 6 — and that, in top-of-the-line trim, it has the same 2.3-liter direct-injection turbo engine (245 horsepower) as the acclaimed Mazdaspeed 6 sedan.
There is a non-turbo MPV 2.3 as well, which makes 163 hp, and a choice of front- or four-wheel drive.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/News/articleId=109169   (302 words)

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