What is the Best Performance & Car Styling Brand of 2018?

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards & Achievments, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda3, Mazda6 on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 8:01 pm
Front exterior view of five stylish Mazda models

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has recently named Mazda the recipient of its 2018 Brand Image Award for “Best Performance Brand” as well as “Best Car Styling Brand.  The entire 2018 Mazda lineup gets adorned with the KODO: Soul of Motion design that instantly sets it apart from every other car and SUV that it competed against for the coveted prize of KBB’s “Best Car Styling Brand”, but its high-end interior details and comforts is what really set it apart from its competition.  The powerful and responsive SKYACTIC® engine and transmission platform provide an exhilarating driving experience to Mazda’s entire model lineup from the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car all the way to the three-row Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV.

SKYACTIV® Engine Lineup

The 2018 Mazda Lineup provides two engine options that provide the perfect blend of performance and efficiency.  Pairing with either a SKYACTIV®-MT Manual Transmission or a SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic Transmission the 2018 Mazda engine lineup provides solid fuel economy while the SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control delivers an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.

2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
• 16-Valves
• Dual Overhead Cam
• Variable Valve Timing
• 155 Horsepower
• 148 LB-FT of Torque
• SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission
• 26 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY

2.0L SKYACTIV®-G Turbo 4-Cylinder
• 16-Valves
• Dual Overhead Cam
• Variable Valve Timing
• 22 Horsepower
• 250 LB-FT of Torque
• I-ACTIV AWD®
• SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
• 20 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY

Passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Mazda MX-5 MIata

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KODO: Soul of Motion Design

The KODO: Soul of Motion design element speaks for itself and runs through the veins of all eight 2018 Mazda models.  Soft body edges get contrasted by sharp accent lines that give 2018 Mazda’s the illusion of motion even at a standstill.  Every design aspect was poured over to perfection by Mazda designers before any model was approved for production.  The cabins of the 2018 Mazda vehicle lineup were also meticulously designed to deliver high-quality finishes at an affordable price.  If you are ready to experience for yourself all the reasons why Kelley Blue Book named Mazda as its Best Performance & Styling Brand for 2018, stop at Royal South Mazda and take all eight models for a test drive today.

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Driver side view of a gray 2018 Mazda CX-9

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