Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6

What is the Best Overall Car Brand for the 2018 Model Year?

Mazda Named Best Car Brand 2018

Oftentimes when you think of the best cars available, you imagine a high-priced luxury vehicle with a dynamic driving experience, an inviting and comfortable interior loaded with user-friendly technology right at your fingertips.  When you imagine this car in your head, it may not be a Mazda you are seeing, but it is a Mazda car you are dreaming of.  For the third year in a row, Mazda was awarded as the Best Car Brand by US News and World Report.  Judged on reliability data, safety scores, US News Best Car rankings, and a consensus on behalf of the automotive press, Mazda outclassed all competitors.  With Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion Design combined with its lightweight and powerful SKYACTIC® engine lineup, they dominated the car class with the Mazda3, Mazda6, and Mazda MX-5 Miata.

“Mazda won the car class on the strength of the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda MX-5 Miata, all three models have top-notch performance that puts an emphasis on direct, sporty handling, as well as quality interiors that are more upscale than their price tags might suggest.”

~Jamie Page Deaton, Managing Editor of U.S. News Best Cars

Miata MX-5 Highlights

• 2.0L SKYACTIC®-G 4-Cylinder Engine
• 155 HP/ 148 LB-FT Torque
• SKYACTIV®-MT Manual Transmission w/ Short Throw Shifter
• 26 MPG City/ 33 MPG Highway
• 7” Color Touchscreen Display w/ 9-Speaker Bose® Stereo System
• Heated Leather Seats

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Mazda Miata MX-5

Mazda3 Highlights

• 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Engine
• 184 HP/ 185 LB-FT Torque
• SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Manual Shift Mode
• 27 MPG City/ 36 MPG Highway
• 7” Color Touchscreen Display w/ 9-Speaker Bose® Stereo System
• Push-Button Start
• 42” of Front Legroom

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda3

Mazda6 Highlights

• 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Engine
• 184 HP/ 185 LB-FT Torque
• SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Manual Shift Mode
• 27 MPG City/ 36 MPG Highway
• 7” Color Touchscreen Display w/ Bose® Centerpoint®2 Surround Sound System
• Heated Front Leather Seats
• Push-Button Start
• 14.8 Cubic Feet of Trunk Space

Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6