Each time an automaker comes out with a new or revised minivan they seem to make sure that they add a first. This all-new Mazda MPV has power wind-up windows in each of the two sliding side doors - a first on a minivan. Besides that, the new MPV is a fairly conventional minivan. It has front-drive, a V6 engine and can hold up to six people. This new MPV shares only its name with the previous-generation Mazda MPV. While the previous MPV came standard with a choice of rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, the new MPV is strictly front-wheel drive. Also, the previous MPV used regular hinged side doors like those on a car, instead of the new sliding doors. Mazda's all-new MPV is smaller than most minivans on the US market, giving it better handling as well as making it more maneuverable in tight confines. This makes it an ideal choice for someone who wants the conveniences of a minivan but does not need the passenger- or cargo-carrying capacity of larger minivans.