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.
The zoom-zoom brand 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strip away all the technological complications of a modern car—and the weight that comes with it—and add in a playfully tuned rear-wheel-drive chassis, a rev-happy engine, and a crisp-shifting manual transmission, and you have a recipe for driving enjoyment that's refreshingly pure.
Mechanically identical to the Ford Ranger, the Mazda B-series’ flexy chassis and tepid powerplants reduce its fun-to-drive index to almost zero.
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.
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.
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.
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.