Award Winner: Why Mazda Continues to Collect Awards

September 15th, 2017 by

Few car brands are as respected as Mazda, as the company has continually cranked out impressive offerings since they ended their partnership with Ford in 2011. This sentiment has been confirmed by the array of awards won by the Mazda, as the car brand has been commended for its safety, luxury, technology, and engine capabilities.

While these awards certainly shouldn’t be a decision-maker when it comes to your target, they’re still useful when sorting through the brand’s assortment of offerings. Below, we’ve reviewed all of the recent awards that Mazda has collected, which should provide you with plenty of clarity when you head into a Mazda dealership

 

Mazda3 Four-Door

  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+
  • “10Best” Recipient from Car and Driver
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”

As you’re about to learn, publications and pundits are particularly fond of Mazda’s ability to equip their vehicles with a number of safety functions. The Mazda3 Four-Door has been particularly lauded for the inclusion of the Smart City Brake Support, which accounts for cars or people who suddenly appear in front of your vehicle. The car can react to these unexpected objects and adjust the brakes accordingly, and this will predictably be an especially useful feature when traveling in the city. The vehicle has also been commended for the inclusion of the Adaptive Front-lighting System, which will adapt the brightness of the vehicle to accommodate an incoming car.

 

Mazda3 Five-Door

  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+
  • “10Best” Recipient from Car and Driver
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”

Predictably, the five-door version of the sedan garnered the same awards as the four-door variation of the model. Publications like Car and Driver have named the model one of their “10Best” offerings for the past four years, and the vehicle’s array of features are presumably responsible for this specific accolade. For instance, the vehicle includes innovative amenities like the Mazda Connect infotainment system, which allows drivers to access applications like radio or navigation. Thanks to the Bluetooth capabilities, drivers will also have the opportunity to connect their smartphone to the unit. Perhaps best of all, the commander control means you can switch between your desired programs without taking your eyes off the road, although you could alternatively rely on the seven-inch full-color touch-screen.

 

Mazda6

  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+
  • “Superior Front Crash Prevention” award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”

While the Mazda6 is generally known for its style and athleticism, experts have seemed to be particularly enamored with the vehicle’s safety capabilities. Once again, these publications appreciated the braking functions, including the Smart Brake Support System (which provides the driver with an extra bit of stoppage power when necessary).

Of course, there are an array of additional safety features that also played a significant role in the model earning this award. Inclusions like the Smart City Brake Support and Distance Recognition Support System can anticipate an impending collision and adjust accordingly, lessening (or perhaps preventing) impact. The Lane Departure Warning System is another notable addition, as the unit will provide the driver with an extra set of eyes and alert them when it’s safe to switch over.

 

Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • “10Best” Recipient from Car and Driver
  • Named to 2017 Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars list
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”

The Miata is one of the most underrated vehicles in the entire class, although the model has been named to Car and Driver’s “10 Best Car” list an incredible 16 times. This publication was surely impressed with the vehicle’s design, including the convertible configuration. However, we’d reckon that experts were most focused on the vehicle’s impressive engine, which delivers a unique combination of power and efficiency.

The SKYACTIV 2.0-liter DOHC engine manages to pump out a respectable 155 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque, which should be more than enough muscle to help you zoom past drivers on the highway. While we’re fans of the power, the most notable attribute of this engine is the efficiency, as the accompanying specs mean drivers can save some extra money at the gas pump. When all is said and done, drivers can ultimately anticipate a 35-mile-per-gallon fuel economy, meaning drivers won’t be required to make constant pitstops to the gas station.

 

Mazda CX-3

  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”

While the brand’s other vehicles earned the distinction of falling under U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand,” perhaps none of the models emphasize this sentiment more than the Mazda CX-3. The SUV has proven to be one of the most versatile vehicles on the road, making it a perfect target for both commuters and families. This is mostly attributed to the vehicle’s incredible amount of interior room, as drivers can capitalize on 44.5-cubic-feet of cargo space when the seats have been hidden. Plus, thanks to the 60/40 split fold-down seats, drivers can manipulate their interior to fit any combination of cargo and passengers.

 

Mazda CX-5

  • U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Car Brand”
  • Car and Driver’s “2016 Editors’ Choice: Compact Crossover”
  • Insurance Institute for highway Safety’s “Superior Front Crash” Rating
  • 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+
  • Edmunds.com Top Rated SUV

If you have any qualms about pursuing an SUV, then you’ll surely appreciate all of the advantages that accompany the 2017 Mazda CX-5. This particular vehicle is lauded for its style and luxury, as the Kodo design truly makes the CX-5 one-of-a-kind. Furthermore, the exterior features, including the various paint options, will make your new compact crossover stand out. Meanwhile, while the interior is highlighted by technological, driver-focused features, drivers will also appreciate the Takumi craftsmanship, which takes Mazda’s usual opulence to a whole new level.

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