What Is the Best Car Brand for 2017?

Mazda Is Named the Best Car Brand for 2017

What Is the Best Car Brand for 2017?

If you’re shopping around for a new vehicle, you may be asking yourself, what is the best car brand for 2017? That’s a good question, but it’s also one that is likely to receive many different answers. Of course, at Mazda of Lodi, we would say it is Mazda with its Mazda3 four-door sedan, Mazda3 five-door hatchback, Mazda6 midsize sedan and MX-5 Miata roadster. In our case, however, we have something to back up our opinion.

That’s because Mazda North American Operations has been awarded the distinction of being named the “Best Car Brand” by U.S. News & World Report, edging out all other automotive brands that sell vehicles here in the United States. It’s one thing to receive an award for having the best vehicle in a segment, but being named the best car brand is a whole other level. And the most astonishing thing is that this is the second year in a row that Mazda has received this award.

[Read more: See why the Miata was named the 2016 Best Sports Car for the Money]

mazda3 4-door and 5-door in red
2017 mazda6 in red parked on street
2016 mazda mx-5 miata on country road with top down

Here is what President and CEO of MNAO, Masahiro Moro, had to say about this recognition:

“We’re passionate about raising the bar on everything a car should be and will continue to deliver exceptional design, features and performance that make Mazda cars the go-to choice for those passionate about the details of what makes a car desirable to own and drive.”

What Makes the Current Mazda Lineup So Good?

So, you may wonder, why are today’s Mazda models so good. After all, if you pay attention to the Mazda of Lodi blog, you’ll see that Mazda is receiving awards and recognitions like this all the time.

Much of it has to do with the interior. Drivers will find that the interior quality and design gives off the appearance of a vehicle well above the Mazda sedan price range. Of course, the other factor many find appealing is the driving experience. Mazda is still a brand that takes a fun and enjoyable driving experience seriously, while also succeeding in creating powerful engines that deliver impressive fuel economy, such as up to 41 mpg highway in the 2016 Mazda3.

Don’t just take our word or anyone else’s word for it though. Schedule a test drive here at Mazda of Lodi to experience the Mazda driving experience for yourself.