Mazda manages to build vehicles that drive extremely well, look really great, and are still priced reasonably. The Japanese automaker boasts a beautiful lineup that encompasses everything from the fun-loving MX-5 Miata sports car to the family packing CX-9 three-row crossover. While the industry shifts away from sedans, the zoom-zoom brand makes terrific renditions such as the compact Mazda 3 and mid-size Mazda 6, each of which provide enthusiastic driving characteristics. The company also challenges best-selling compact crossovers from Honda and Toyota with the athletic and upscale CX-5 that we again named to our annual 10Best list.
Mazda's second compact SUV model, the 2023 CX-50, will join the lineup soon, giving buyers another stylish and fun-to-drive option in a staid segment.
If a 2022 Mazda 3 shows up when you call your next Uber, we'd forgive you for confusing it with a far more expensive Audi or BMW as you settle into your seat.
If the idea of buying an SUV is an affront to your car-loving sensibilities take a look at the 2022 CX-9, which offers Mazda's hallmark driving verve.
Calling the Mazda MX-5 Miata an automotive icon isn't an overstatement, and its cheerful driving demeanor continues to be its strongest attribute.
The 2021 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback continue to defy economy-car stereotypes with their affordable price and numerous luxury touches.
More than any other family sedan, the Mazda 6 exudes an upper-class aura that encompasses its elegant styling, library-like cabin, and charming driving manners.
Forget the practical reasons to buy a subcompact crossover and focus on the emotional ones, which will lead you to the 2021 Mazda CX-3.
The CX-30 takes everything we love about the Mazda 3 hatchback and gives it an SUV makeover, which catapults it to the head of the small-crossover class.
The Mazda CX-5 transcends all other compact crossovers thanks to its gorgeous sheetmetal, sophisticated interior, and fun-to-drive nature.
As much as we'd all love to have a Miata for our daily driver, if your life requires you drive an SUV, know that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 channels the brand's engaging driving character.
Mazda is dipping its toe into the electric-vehicle wading pool with the all-new MX-30 SUV, which sports dashing good looks and an all-natural interior.
Since its debut in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been beloved by drivers, and for 2021 this automotive icon continues to be the focused sports car we love.
The Mazda 3 looks and feels fancier than rivals, which makes it one of the classiest compact-car experiences on the market.
The Mazda 6's sharp handling, premium cabin, and handsome exterior styling make it a sports car the whole family can enjoy.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 drives better and looks better than its rivals, which make this subcompact crossover better suited for enthusiasts rather than pragmatists.
Thanks to a high-end experience, a pleasing design, and a fun-to-drive nature, the CX-5 adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
If you'd prefer a Miata but you have kids, a dog, and a Costco membership, Mazda has you covered with the snappy-driving, fuel-efficient, and near-luxury CX-9.
The CX-30 is either an SUV for car people or a car for SUV people, but either way its fun-to-drive nature makes it one of our favorite vehicles.
When it comes to affordable sports cars, the Miata—with its eager driving dynamics, rev-happy engine, and open-air freedom—is the tiny king of the road.
It's rare when a car is excellent enough to transcend its segment but the all-new 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback manage to do just that.
The 2019 Mazda 6 is more than an ordinary mid-size family sedan, with a chiseled body and beautiful cabin could easily be confused with those of much pricier cars.
One spirited drive behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 will have even the keenest driving enthusiasts singing its praises.
Distinctive styling and engaging driving dynamics separate the 2019 Mazda CX-5 from the competition.
Three-row crossovers are great for hauling kids and cargo, but they aren't always pleasing to drive.
It's not a practical buy, but we can't keep ourselves from daydreaming about riding off into the sunset in this 10Best-award-winning gem.
Why not put some zoom-zoom in your commute? The 2018 Mazda 3 has dapper styling and joyous road manners with an upscale cabin and trimmings.
With handsome lines, class-above interior appointments, and superb diving dynamics the Mazda 6 will impress the most discerning family-sedan buyers.
The zippy, playful Mazda CX-3 is the subcompact crossover for enthusiastic drivers, not those looking for maximum cargo and passenger space in a tidy package.
The Mazda CX-5 remains at the top of the compact-SUV class thanks to unexpectedly rich interior appointments and a spirited, engaging driving character.
The handsome and well-appointed Mazda CX-9 proves that the ubiquitous three-row SUV can be not only practical but also engaging to drive.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to deliver one of the automotive world's most compelling combinations of sports-car driving fun and fiscal responsibility
This micro-van packs Japanese-style efficiency into a fun-to-drive package with seats for six; those who find regular minivans too bulky will be especially appreciative.
The Mazda 2 is not quite as spacious inside as the Honda Fit, but it offers a sporty and lightweight feel that we really enjoy.
A Mazda 3 five-door with 263 turbocharged horsepower, a stiffer suspension, stickier tires, and sporty seats, the Mazdaspeed 3 is a central player in the hot-hatch fraternity.
A stylish suburban wagon that helped pioneer the recent direction of crossover SUVs, the CX-7 is for small families wanting street handling more than off-road prowess.
A unique sports car in many ways, the RX-8 is a two-plus-two with half-doors for easier access to the rear seats and a rotary engine underhood.
The Tribute is an honest trucklet that shares its mechanicals with the Ford Escape.