In 2020, Mazda won the U.S. News and World Report's Best Car Brand award for the sixth year in a row. The superior performance, sporty handling, and upscale interiors of the Mazda3, Mazda6, and MX-5 Miata contributed to this success. Mazda is well-known for artful craftsmanship and thoughtful engineering. Receiving the U.S. News and World Report Best Car Brand award year after year just goes to show Mazda's commitment to designing each vehicle with the driver in mind.
In 2021, every Mazda vehicle tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. The IIHS is a nonprofit organization committed to improving driver safety and preventing accidents. This organization thoroughly vets each vehicle that's eligible for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award to assess its safety features, durability, and crash prevention ratings. Besides receiving the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award in 2021, the IIHS recommended each of the vehicles they tested as new vehicles for teenagers based on their standard safety features, such as vehicle-to-vehicle automatic braking.
The J.D. Power U.S. ALG Residual Value Awards assess vehicles based on their ability to maintain their Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for at least three years. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 received this award in the subcompact utility category for its high forecasted value based on ALG's proprietary model. When you buy a Mazda, you're making a smart investment that retains value.
When it comes to the Car and Driver Editors' Choice Awards, Mazda charges ahead of the competition. Here are a few of the Mazda models that recently received recognition from Car and Driver in multiple categories.
The sophisticated 2021 Mazda 6 received the Car and Driver Editors' Choice award in the Family Sedan category for several reasons. A few of the areas Car and Driver considered when making their decision include the Mazda 6's smooth handling, quiet cabin, and sophisticated interior. Combined, these factors create a fun and exciting driving experience. If you're looking for a classy sedan for your family, the Mazda 6 is definitely worth a test drive.
The 2021 Mazda 3 dominated the compact car segment of the Car and Driver Editors' Choice Awards. With many of the same features as the Mazda 6, this vehicle also touts a fully equipped cabin. The Mazda 3 has racked up numerous accolades besides earning this award from Car and Driver. MotorWeek named it the Best Small Car in their Driver's Choice Awards and AutoTrader included the Mazda 3 in its roundup of the 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates because of its excellent value, fuel efficiency, safety, and reliability.
Leading the pack in the subcompact SUV category, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 also received the Editor's Choice Award from Car and Driver. A few of the factors Car and Driver considered when reviewing this model include its luxury interior design, the suite of technology features, and excellent handling. The 2021 Mazda 6 certainly provides a fun driving experience, which places it at the top of Car and Driver's list for small SUVs.
Texas Motor Press Association also recognized the Mazda CX-30 with the Texas Vehicle of the Year Award based on its ability to handle challenging driving conditions, such as mud, sand, slippery rocks, and deep ruts. To round off the Mazda CX-30's extensive list of accolades, drivers selected this vehicle as The Car Connection's Best Car on a Budget during their 2021 Driver's Choice Awards. If you're looking for an SUV that can handle just about anything, add the Mazda CX-30 to the top of your test-drive list.
Car and Driver also showed the 2021 model of the Mazda CX-5 plenty of love with the Editors' Choice Award in the compact SUV category and made it on the list of 10 Best Cars and Trucks for the fourth year in a row. Some factors Car and Driver highlights in their review of this model include its handsome interior, sharp styling, rich paint colors, and responsive controls.
As Car and Driver put it, this vehicle features a "luxury aura without the luxury price." If you're looking for a vehicle that's practical and luxurious, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 fits the bill perfectly.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to see the Mazda CX-9 make this list. Car and Driver bestowed on this vehicle the Editors' Choice Award for the midsize SUV segment. A few key factors that led to this decision include the CX-9's luxury interior, quality finish, and exciting driving abilities, which even Car and Driver stated is rare to find in this category. With seating for up to seven passengers, the Mazda CX-9 is the perfect blend of fun and functionality.
If you're looking for something a bit more playful, you'll be happy to find out that the Mazda MX-5 Miata won the Car and Driver Editors' Choice Award in the Sports Car segment. With a four-cylinder engine and smooth handling, this vehicle is a blast to drive. Leave the top down to enjoy the sunshine and the wind on your next cruise. Consumer Guide Automotive also presented the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the Best Buy award in the sporty and performance cars category.
If you're interested in driving an award-winning Mazda, check out our New Mazda Specials page. We have several ongoing offers available for new Mazda models. If something catches your eye, let us know or stop by to visit us at Capistrano Mazda in San Juan Capistrano, California.