Mazda Continues to Gain Accolades and Win Awards
Mazda models continue to impress the experts in the automotive world as well as consumers. When you select a Mazda car or SUV, you know you’re getting one of the best models on the market. Named Best Car Brand by US News & World Report for six years in a row, nothing about this manufacturer is second rate.
Drive your Mazda with confidence, knowing it contains some of the latest and most innovative technology available. All Mazda models which have been tested by the IIHS have receive the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ rating. Models in this list include the following:
- Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback
To qualify for this distinction, Mazda vehicles had to earn good rating in six categories:
- Moderate overlap front
- Driver-side small overlap front
- Passenger-side small overlap front
- Side, roof strength
- Head restraint testing
Mazda scored well in front crash prevention for situations involving two vehicles and a vehicle with pedestrian collision.
One of the reasons Mazda scored so well in these tests is because of a suite of technologies known as i-Activsense. This technology uses radars and cameras to assist the driver in many situations. These systems help to recognize possible hazards and react faster to prevent a crash.
The following systems are included with i-Activsense:
- Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
- Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
- Smart Brake Support
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function
- Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-Keep Assist
- Driver Attention Alert
- High Beam Control
- Adaptive Front-Lighting System
- Traffic Sign Recognition
US News & World Report recognized Mazda as the Best Car Brand for three models. First is the Mazda3, which was redesigned in 2019. This model is the top ranked car for compact models. Peppy performance is one of the reasons for this model to rank so well with a choice of a manual and six-speed automatic transmission. Athletic handling makes it fun to drive while available all-wheel drive is a unique feature for this class.
The Mazda6 and MX-5 Miata also ranked well in their classes. As a mid-size car, the Mazda6 offers plenty of cargo space and a turbo engine. Precise handling makes the MX-5 Miata a winner with agility and comfort. Advanced safety features come standard on the Miata with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.
Individual scores for each model were used to determine the overall winner for Best Brand. With its sixth consecutive award in this category, Mazda proves it has a winning strategy. Whether you want a fun convertible, a compact sedan, or a mid-size ride, this brand provides it.
Find out more about any of these models and take them for a test drive at Bob Moore Mazda. Stop by today to see all of the award-winning vehicles in person and pick out the one best suited to your lifestyle.