The Mazda3 and MX-5 are Award Winners Once Again

By Product Expert | Posted in In the Media on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 8:40 pm
The grille of a red 2017 Mazda3

Why are the Mazda3 and MX-5 so Popular?

The 2017 Mazda3 and the 2016 MX-5 just keep winning awards from Car and Driver magazine. With their 10Best awards, which features more than 40 different makes and more than 400 new models, both models finished within the top 10. So just what makes the Mazda3 and MX-5 so popular?

For more than three decades, Car and Driver magazine has put all of their candidates through rigorous evaluation by testing the cars through thousands of miles in an attempt to determine the very best vehicle of the year. Car and Driver makes sure each car offers a good value and delivers an overall pleasurable driving experience.

The Mazda3 earned its fourth-consecutive 10Best award, bringing the total to seven since the model’s debut in 2004. The MX-5 now has won back-to-back awards, bringing the model’s total 10Best awards to 15. With the Mazda3 and MX-5’s impressive track record, Mazda has earned a total of 25 10Best awards, which is tied for the third highest among companies.

Read more: Mazda named best car brand for 2017.

Masa Moro, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, said Mazda was happy to provide a critically acclaimed product for their customers.

“We strive to build the kinds of cars and crossovers that simply make owning a Mazda a rewarding experience, and we’re thankful to Car and Driver for recognizing MX-5 and Mazda3 as vehicles that truly make driving a pleasure,” Moro said.

2017 Mazda3 in a parking lot
2016 silver MX-5 driving next to a water body

What is the Cost of the 2017 Mazda3, 2017 MX-5 RF and 2016 MX-5?

The 2017 Mazda3’s base MSRP is actually set at a very attractive for consumers. The standard 2017 Mazda3 is priced at just $17,845 as a sedan or $19,095 as a five-door model. The 2016 MX-5 has an MSRP of $24,915 with the 2017 MX-5 RF coming in at $31,555.

With the Mazda3 and the MX-5 being so popular and successful in recent years, come on down to Mazda of Lodi to schedule a test drive of either model. You’ll see why they are so many drivers’ top choices for a thrilling, yet affordable, driving experience.

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