The full 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup parked in the desert on black "Mazda" parking pads

Mazda Was Named the Top Performance Automaker of 2019

Who is the Top Performance Automaker of 2019?

When you think of the who the top performance automaker is you will usually quickly think of luxury brands like Lexus or Mercedes-Benz but for the 2nd consecutive year Mazda was named the Top Performance Auto Maker by Kelley Blue Book.  Kelly Blue Book collected data from over 12,000 in-market vehicle shoppers which focused on what they look for most when selecting a new vehicle.  Mazda’s continual dedication to improving design and performance for both the driver and the passenger is what propelled them to being named Kelley Blue Book Performance Auto Maker of 2019.  Keep reading as we highlight the performance and efficiency specs of our top Mazda models.

What Makes the Mazda Brand so Appealing?

The first thing that catches your eye about the 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup is it KODO: Soul of Motion exterior design that features flowing accent lines juxtaposed by smooth body panels that give Mazda cars and SUVs an athletic exterior allure.  Mazda cars and SUVs also get equipped with the powerful and fuel-efficient SKYACTIV® drivetrain that delivers pulse-quickening horsepower and torque along with nimble maneuverability.  Take a look at the fuel economy and performance specs of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2019 Mazda3, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 below.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
• 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
• 181 Horsepower/ 151 LB-FT of Torque
• SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual
• 26 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY

Overhead exterior view of an orange 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the passenger door open

2019 Mazda3
• 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
• 186 Horsepower/ 186 LB-FT of Torque
• SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic
• 26 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY

Overhead view of a black 2019 Mazda3 Sedan on the left parked next to a red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback on the right

2019 Mazda CX-5
• SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo
• 250 Horsepower/ 310 LB-FT of Torque
• SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic
• 22 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY

Driver side exterior view of a black 2019 Mazda CX-5