Price Range (MSRP): $20,390 (CX-3) to $32,280 (CX-9)
Mazda is a Japanese automaker that builds fuel-economic vehicles with its latest SKYACTIV technology. Mazda’s SKYACTIV engines feature direct injection and high compression ratios for increased fuel efficiency. As part of its “Premium” initiative, Mazda has pushed to offer more upscale vehicles with modern “Kodo” styling and fun driving dynamics.
Mazda has three cars and three crossovers in its lineup.
The redesigned Mazda3 comes as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. It is powered by a new, 186-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed sport automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is available.
Last year, the mid-size Mazda6 sedan had been given a mid-cycle refresh with sleek looks. For the Grand Touring and higher trim levels, a 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is available.
Now in its fourth generation, the MX-5 Miata is a two-door convertible roadster that offers fun driving dynamics on a budget. The MX-5 Miata RF is the “targa-top” variant with a retractable hard roof.
Moving onto the SUVs, the CX-3 is a subcompact crossover that is similar in size to the five-door Mazda3, but it sits higher off the ground. Unlike the Mazda3, the CX-3 has optional all-wheel drive. Thanks to its diminutive size and great fuel economy, the CX-3 is still makes for city-friendly driving experience.
The compact CX-5 remains a bold interpretation of Kodo design. It maintains a striking appearance with a hollowed-out front grille, outlined in chrome. All the while, it offers great fuel economy, exceptional driving dynamics, and a premium interior at a competitive price.
For those with a large family, the mid-size CX-9 has seating for up to seven passengers across three rows. The top-end Signature trim that comes with LED accents for the front grille, LED interior lighting, leather upholstery, and wood and metal interior accents.
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