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Consumer Guide Names Four Mazda Vehicles as 2016 Best Buys

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Everybody knows that Mazda produces quality vehicles, but now that distinction grows more official as four separate Mazda vehicles claim the Consumer Guide Best Buy title in their respective segments.

2015 Mazda3 Exterior

On the small side, we start with the 2016 Mazda3, which won in the Compact Car Class. Starting at $17,845 MSRP (which is a drop of $600 from the previous model year), the 2016 Mazda3 combines size economy, fuel economy, and either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G in your choice of four-door sedan or five-door hatchback.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Top Down

Next up is the darling of the Mazda lineup, winning the Sporty/Performance Class: The 2016 MX-5 Miata. The 2016 model year marks the fourth generation of the MX-5, and once again introduces one of the most fun cars on the road. This victory is not too surprising, though, as this roadster was winning awards before it was even available.

2016 Mazda6 on gray

Sitting in the middle of the size range is the 2016 Mazda6, winning the Mid-size Car Class. The Mazda6 sedan has been the flagship of the next-generation lineup since its inception in 2012, and has been winning awards ever since.

2016 Mazda CX-5 Exterior

Finally, the largest of Mazda’s winners is the 2016 CX-5, which took top honors in the Compact Crossover/SUV Class. As one of the staples of the Mazda lineup, the CX-5 was one of the first to adopt SKYACTIV technology and Mazda’s now-famous KODO-Soul of Motion design language and since then Mazda has steadily refined the SUV’s features and quality.

Consumer Guide tests and compares more than 150 models each year to choose a top-performing vehicle in each class, comparing ratings as well as value per dollar.