We're considering the Mazda5 as a replacement for our aging Ford Windstar. Pros so far include gas mileage, price, features. Cons include very limited cargo space and, according to a couple of reviews I 've read, an underpowered a/c system. If you had three small kids, enjoyed traveling, and needed something other than a sedan, would you consider the Mazda5? If not, what'd be your recommendation? SUV's are out because of poor mileage. Subaru's are out because they're overpriced. Most minivans are overpriced, heavy, and have anemic mileage. We're really having a hard time picking a replacement.