It's hard not for us to concur with our colleagues at U.S. News & World Report Autos who have just named Mazda America's Best Car Brand. For the fourth consecutive year! Let's take a moment to hear why Mazda is being singled out as the best brand for cars during a week in which General Motors has signaled it will bow out of the car market to focus on SUVs and Trucks.
"Mazda's car lineup continues to set the standard by which other brands should be judged," said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. "From the practical Mazda6 to the sporty MX-5, engaging driving dynamics and upscale interiors make any Mazda car a pleasure to own."
Unlike Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, and now GM, who are finding the car market in America just too darn competitive and are thus taking their ball and going home, Mazda continues to release winner after winner. We most recently tested the new Mazda6 Signature. We felt that the new Mazda6 Signature was not just the best car in its class, but that it is better than many top-sellers in the premium/luxury class that includes cars costing 50% more.
For us, Mazda isn't just notable for one thing. Sure, the cars all are fun and handle great. That is important, but it's not the only thing on which cars should be judged. Safety and reliability are also very important factors. The good news here is that Mazda leads each class of cars in both. Most recently, Mazda was shown to be the third brand overall for quality, beating our BMW, Acura, and Audi.
Mazda also never stops trying to make customers happy - even after the sale. Mazda recently offered an upgrade to owners of Mazda6 vehicles who wanted Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Mazda also excels in terms of fuel economy. Most fun to drive, safest, top-three overall for quality, best fuel economy. Mazda cars offer it all.
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