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. The MX-5 (Miata) is a benchmark vehicle for driving enjoyment, and the sporty Mazda3 continues to be one of the best choices in the compact car segment. The new CX-5 is a more fuel-efficient alternative to most compact crossover SUVs.
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.
|Mazda Mazda3 sedan||57-61|
|Mazda Mazda3 5d||56-60|
Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.
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