For a minivan with exceptional space, consumers will favor
the 2003 Mazda MPV. Inside this roomy vehicle, passengers
will never feel cramped, and those seated in the second
row have their choice of sitting separately in two bucket
seats or sliding these seats together to form a cosy bench.
There is ample room for cargo as well, aided by the fact
that the third-row bench folds completely into the van's
The 2003 Mazda MPV is available in the LX model, and the
upscale ES model. Both models are 4-door vans that seat
seven, and both come with 5-speed automatic transmission.
In the ES model, Mazda has included standard luxurious touches.
These include leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering
wheel, an 8-way power driver seat, rear air conditioning
with rear controls, and a premium sound system. Those consumers
who opt for the 2003 Mazda MPV LX model will also receive
their share of handy features. Both models come equipped
with a tachometer, remote keyless entry, power steering,
an interior air filter, and cruise control. They also have
a tilt steering wheel equipped with radio controls.
A helpful feature in both models is a storage platform
between the front seats, which flips down to provide passage
to the rear of the vehicle. Other storage features include
hooks on the backs of the front seats. Cargo transport is
aided by the fact that the third row bench folds into the
floor, while the second row bucket seats can be removed
completely from the van.
On the 2003 Mazda MPV, the side-door windows roll down,
a feature unavailable on any other minivan. Both doors slide
back, and are available as power doors. All MPV vans are
fitted with rear privacy glass. The LX rides on 16-inch
alloy wheels, while the ES has 17-inch alloy wheels.
The 2003 Mazda MPV houses a 3.0-litre V6 engine which does
200 hp at 6200 rpm, and 200 lbs-ft of torque at 3000 rpm.
This minivan comes with 5-speed automatic transmission.
In performance tests, it excels, manuevering intuitively,
gripping corners, and braking effortlessly.
Safety and Security
Anti-lock brakes and dual front airbags are standard on
both Mazda MPV models, while front side airbags and traction
control are standard on the ES model. For the ES, a security
package can be added, which contains a theft-deterrent system
with an alarm, a compass, fog lights, and an automatic day/night
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