Mazda Earns Top Spot in 2016 Best Car Brand Award

Mazda is named 2016 Model Year Top Car Brand

The 2016 Mazda 3 has helped Mazda earn the top spot in 2016 Best Car Brand award.

2016 Model Year Top Car Brand

Have you ever wondered what the 2016 model year top car brand was? Well, there’s some good news Mazda fans. According to the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Vehicle Brand awards, Mazda is the 2016 Best Car Brand.

Mazda North American Operations president and CEO, Jim O’Sullivan, had this to say about the recognition: “The award is a testament to our efforts to develop segment-leading vehicles featuring the newest technology, premium materials and enhanced style – and that we’re creating vehicles that drivers want to drive.”

Awards were given out in the categories of the best SUV brand, best truck brand and best luxury brand, using the combined overall ranking scores for all models in each class, which are based on published, credible reviews from automotive press and safety/reliability. Mazda took the top spot in the car brand category, and for those of us who drive a Mazda, it’s not difficult to understand why the brand would be ranked so highly.

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What Makes Mazda Unique?

So what makes Mazda a standout brand? What separates Mazda from the rest of the vehicles on the road? Well, everyone will have their opinion, but here is what we think about each of Mazda’s car offerings for the 2016 model year.

2016 Mazda 3

2016 Mazda 3 top car brand

Sporty performance: Whether you opt for the 155-horsepower or 184-horsepower SKYACTIV engine, you’re in for plenty of “Zoom-Zoom.”

Precise handling: The Mazda 3 is a blast to drive around corners and through curvy back roads.

Excellent efficiency: Thanks to SKYACTIV technology, the Mazda 3 is able to remain fun to drive while offering great fuel economy figures.

2016 Mazda 6

2016 mazda 6 top car brand

Upscale interior: The Mazda 6 midsize sedan delivers an interior with quality materials and an upscale feel without hurting your wallet.

Versatile drive: The Mazda 6 manages to remain just as comfortable as it is fun. You’re in control of this vehicle.

Balanced performance: Despite having a powerful 184-horsepower engine, the Mazda 6 is still a winner when it comes to fuel efficiency.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 mazda miata top car brand

Driving purity: The Miata is a car that is truly all about driving. In our opinion, it’s without a doubt one of the most fun cars you can drive.

Drop-top driving: There’s nothing quite like driving a Miata with the top down. Trust us when we say, you’ll want to try it at least once in your life.

Responsive and precise: The Miata is designed on the philosophy of Jinba Ittai, meaning that it becomes an extension of the driver with precision and responsiveness.

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We are delighted to hear that Mazda has been named the 2016 model year top car brand, but we want to show you why we are so passionate about these cars. Come visit us at Mazda of Lodi to experience them for yourself or schedule a test drive online.