A leading consumer publication named Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) as the second-highest-ranked automotive brand in North America in its annual new-car issue, behind only luxury brand Lexus.
Through independent evaluation, Mazda vehicles were recognized for their road test scores—a composite of fuel-efficiency, driving and handling dynamics and refinement, among other factors—and predicted reliability. Standouts included the compact Mazda3, midsize Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, which were all recommended by the publication. All Mazda models were noted for above-average predicted reliability.
“SKYACTIV Technology sets Mazda apart, with strong, lightweight and efficient engineering that instills excellent fuel economy and standout handling in every one of our new-generation vehicles,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “Our innovation prowess allows us to keep pushing boundaries with our dramatic KODO—Soul of Motion design and first-class technology and features, and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”
For more information, see http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/04/car-brand-report-card/index.htm