Mazda is a Japanese automaker whose parent company began making small vehicles over 70 years ago. Mazda has sold cars in the US since the seventies. Mazda offers a collection of vehicles that are intended to be more fun to drive than their competition.

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Performance

For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Mazda MX-5 74
Mazda MX-5 RF 74
Mazda Mazda3 sedan 58-65
Mazda Mazda3 5d 56-63
Mazda Mazda6 58-61
Mazda CX-3 49-55
Mazda CX-9 45-54
Mazda CX-5 44-47

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.