Mazda Biante is a minivan manufactured by the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda. The Biante is a 5-door 8-seater multi-purpose vehicle that was designed as a proper family car.
The Biante is limited to either a 2.0-liter or a 2.3-liter engine. There are two 2.0-liter engines available, the MZR 2.0-liter petrol engine that produces 106 kW (144 hp) at 6200 rpm and average fuel consumption of 5.6 L/100Km or the 2.0-liter petrol SkyActiv-G engine that produces 111 kW (151 hp) at 6000 rpm and average fuel consumption of 7.4 L/100Km. The MZR 2.3-liter petrol engine produces 121 kW (165 hp) at 6500 rpm and average fuel consumption of 7.4 L/100Km. These engines come attached to a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic or 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission, with the option of All-Wheel Drive or Front-Wheel Drive.
Pull the door handle of the back door and the power sliding door automatically opens and reveals an airy and cavernous interior. The Biante has three seating rows, the front middle, and rear seats. The middle seats offer some flexible seating arrangement as they can be slid towards each other creating a bench–like seating arrangement that can accommodate three adults, or they can be split apart creating comfortable chairs. The third row can comfortably accommodate three adults with enough legroom and a possibility of increasing the legroom by moving the middle row seats forward.
The air condition has four vents strategically located at the ceiling to be able to impact all angles of the cabin for the passenger’s well-being. The aircon features a single zone climate control equipped with a Panasonic ion generator that is very effective and good at eliminating odors and viruses.
The Biante is available in two common trims/grades namely the 20CS and 20S (some markets had up to five trims namely the 20S, 20CS, 23S, 20C, and Granz). The lowest trim is the 20CS/20S which has fewer features compared to the 20S trim which had features like i-stop. In 2011 the Granz trim was released, and some of the new features were LED tail lights, new bumper, a bigger grille, Panasonic Alleru allergy buster.
On the exterior part, the Biante compared to other recently released Mazda models did not utilize Mazda’s KODO design language as much. The Biante has the looks of a typical Japanese van, but a bit smaller. It features stylish headlights that stretch into the A-pillars (front quarter) and front window giving the car a fresh look. Sharp lines run on the sides through the powered automatic rear doors connecting seamlessly. Underneath the Biante has MacPherson strut suspension at the front and multi-link at the rear ensuring a magical comfortable ride to the passengers.